CombiMatrix Receives Nasdaq Notice Regarding Minimum Bid Price
IRVINE, Calif., June 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CombiMatrix Corporation (CBMX) announced today that it received a notification dated June 26, 2012 from the Listing Qualifications department of The Nasdaq Stock Market indicating that the Company is not in compliance with the $1.00 Minimum Bid Price requirement set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) for continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market.
The Nasdaq Listing Rules require listed securities to maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 per share and, based upon the closing bid price for the last 30 consecutive business days, the Company no longer meets this requirement. The Nasdaq notice indicated that the Company will be provided 180 calendar days in which to regain compliance. If at any time during this period the bid price of the Company's common stock closes at or above $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days, the Nasdaq Staff will provide the Company with a written confirmation of compliance and the matter will be closed.
In the event the Company does not regain compliance with Rule 5550(a)(2) prior to the expiration of the 180 calendar day period, Nasdaq Staff will provide the Company with written notification that its securities are subject to delisting from The Nasdaq Capital Market. At that time, the Company may appeal the delisting determination to a Hearing's Panel.
Alternatively, if the Company fails to regain compliance with Rule 5550(a)(2) prior to the expiration of the 180 calendar day period, but meets the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all of the other applicable standards for initial listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market, with the exception of the minimum bid price, and provides written notice of its intention to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary, then the Company will have an additional 180 calendar days to regain compliance with Rule 5550(a)(2).
About CombiMatrix Corporation
CombiMatrix Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary, CombiMatrix Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (CMDX), is a molecular diagnostics laboratory which offers DNA-based testing services to the prenatal, pediatric and oncology markets. The Company performs genetic testing utilizing Microarray, FISH, PCR and G-Band Chromosome Analysis. CMDX offers prenatal and pediatric testing services for the detection of abnormalities of genes at the DNA level beyond what can be identified through traditional technologies. CMDX was also the first commercial clinical laboratory in the United States to make comprehensive DNA-based genomic analysis of solid tumors, including breast, colon, lung, prostate and brain tumors, available to oncology patients and medical professionals. Additional information about CMDX is available at www.cmdiagnostics.com or by calling 1-800-710-0624.
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CONTACT: Company Contact: R. Judd Jessup President & CEO, CombiMatrix Corporation Tel (949) 753-0624 Investor Relations Contact: Matthew H. Clawson Partner, Allen & Caron, Inc. Tel (949) 474-4300 email@example.com
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