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): July 15, 2021
|PROFESSIONAL DIVERSITY NETWORK, INC.|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
|(State or other jurisdiction||(Commission||(I.R.S. Employer|
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
55 E. Monroe Street, Suite 2120, Chicago, Illinois 60603
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312) 614-0950
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)|
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $.01 par value||IPDN||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
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Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing
As previously disclosed, on May 21, 2021, Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (the “Company”) received a letter (the “Nasdaq 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2021, the Company reported stockholders’ equity of $964,288, which is below the minimum stockholders’ equity required for continued listing.
On July 9, 2021, the Company closed the registered direct offering (the “Transaction”), pursuant to which certain institutional accredited investors purchased 1,470,588 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Shares”), at a per share price equal to $1.70 for gross proceeds of $2,499,999.60, pursuant to its Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration Statement No. 333-227249).
As a result of the Transaction, the stockholders’ equity of the Company as of July 9, 2021 is approximately $2.9 million (unaudited). The Company therefore believes that as of the date hereof the Company has regained compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b).
Nasdaq will continue to monitor the Company’s ongoing compliance with the stockholders’ equity requirement and, if at the time of its next periodic report the Company does not evidence compliance, it may be subject to delisting. The Company intends to pursue other transactions in the near term, including without limitation equity financing transactions and/or acquisitions, to further shore up the Company’s stockholders’ equity.
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.
|Professional Diversity Network, Inc.|
|Date: July 15, 2021||/s/ Adam He|
|Adam He, Chief Executive Officer|