Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 6, 2020




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Nevada   001-31895   84-1018684

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

205 S. Hoover Blvd., Suite 210

Tampa, Florida 33609

(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (813) 876-1776

Not Applicable

(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





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   OMEX   NASDAQ Capital Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging Growth Company   ☐

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Item 8.01

Other Events.

As previously reported, on April 26, 2020, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (“Odyssey”) was notified by the Listing Qualifications Staff (the “Staff”) of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) that Odyssey did not satisfy the minimum $35.0 million market value of listed securities requirement for the past 30 consecutive business days, as required under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(2) for the Nasdaq Capital Market. In accordance with the Nasdaq Listing Rules, Odyssey was provided a 180 calendar day period, ending October 13, 2020, to regain compliance with the market capitalization requirement. In order to achieve compliance, Odyssey was required to evidence a market value of listed securities of at least $35.0 million for a minimum of ten consecutive business days.

On May 6, 2020, the Staff notified Odyssey that the Staff determined that for the previous ten consecutive business days, from April 20, 2020, to May 5, 2020, Odyssey’s market value of listed securities was $35.0 million or greater. Accordingly, Odyssey has regained compliance with the Rule 5550(b)(2), and the matter is now closed.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: May 11, 2020     By:  

/s/ Jay A. Nudi

      Jay A. Nudi
      Chief Financial Officer