SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): April 30, 2019 (April 24, 2019)
PROFESSIONAL DIVERSITY NETWORK, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State of other Jurisdiction
|801 W. Adams Street, Sixth Floor, Chicago, Illinois||60607|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312) 614-0950
(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)
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Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
On April 24, 2019, Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (the “Company”) received a letter from Nasdaq notifying the Company that it is not in compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity requirement for continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) requires listed companies to maintain stockholders’ equity of at least $2.5 million. In the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2018, the Company reported stockholders’ equity of $(1,110,788), which is below the minimum stockholders’ equity required for continued listing pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1). Further, as of April 24, 2019, the Company does not meet the alternatives of market value of listed securities or net income from continuing operations.
This notification has no immediate effect on the Company’s listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. Nasdaq has provided the Company with 45 calendar days, or until June 8, 2019, to submit a plan to regain compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity standard. If the Company’s plan to regain compliance is accepted, Nasdaq may grant an extension of up to 180 calendar days from the date of the notification letter, or until October 21, 2019, to evidence compliance.
The Company is presently evaluating various courses of action to regain compliance and intends to timely submit a plan to Nasdaq to regain compliance with the Nasdaq minimum stockholders’ equity standard.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: April 30, 2019||PROFESSIONAL DIVERSITY NETWORK, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Xin (Adam) He|
|Xin (Adam) He|
|Chief Financial Officer|