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): January 15, 2020
CLEARSIGN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|(Commission File No.)||(IRS Employee Identification No.)|
12870 Interurban Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98168
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Issuer Telephone number)
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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||CLIR||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Item 3.01||Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard: Transfer of Listing|
On January 15, 2020, ClearSign Technologies Corporation (the “Company”) received a letter (the “Notice”) from the Listing Qualifications Staff (the “Staff”) of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that, based upon the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock for the last 30 consecutive business days beginning on November 29, 2019 and ending on January 13, 2020, the Company no longer meets the requirement to maintain a minimum bid price of $1 per share, as set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2).
In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has been provided a period of 180 calendar days, or until July 13, 2020, in which to regain compliance. In order to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement, the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock must be at least $1 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days during this 180 day period. In the event that the Company does not regain compliance within this 180 day period, the Company may be eligible to seek an additional compliance period of 180 calendar days if it meets the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for the Nasdaq Capital Market, with the exception of the bid price requirement, and provides written notice to Nasdaq of its intent to cure the deficiency during this second compliance period, by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary. However, if it appears to the Staff that the Company will not be able to cure the deficiency, or if the Company is not otherwise eligible, Nasdaq will provide notice to the Company that its common stock will be subject to delisting.
The Notice does not result in the immediate delisting of the Company’s common stock from The Nasdaq Capital Market. The Company intends to monitor the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock and consider its available options in the event that the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock remains below $1 per share. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement or maintain compliance with the other listing requirements.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this Current Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: January 17, 2020
|CLEARSIGN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION|
|By:||/s/ Brian G Fike|
|Brian G Fike|
|Chief Financial Office|