WiSA Technologies Regains Compliance with Nasdaq Continued Listing Requirements
BEAVERTON, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WiSA Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: WISA or the “Company”), a developer of spatial audio wireless technology for smart devices and next-generation home entertainment systems, announced today that it is now in compliance with all Nasdaq continued listing requirements.
As previously announced, on June 23, 2022, the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications staff (“Staff”) issued the Company a delist letter citing its failure to comply with the minimum bid price requirement under Listing Rule 5550(a)(2). In accordance with Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company was provided a compliance period of 180 calendar days, which was subsequently extended until June 20, 2023, to regain compliance with Listing Rule 5550(a)(2). On January 18, 2023, however, Staff issued a delist letter as it had determined that Company’s stock had a closing bid price of $0.10 for 10 consecutive trading days, and therefore did not comply with the low-priced stocks rule for listing on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”). On January 20, 2023, the Company requested a hearing. On February 13, 2023, Staff informed the hearing panel (the “Panel”) that the Company had regained compliance with the minimum bid price requirement (including the $0.10 requirement) and thus was in compliance with Listing Rule 5550(a)(2). As a result of that Staff determination, the minimum bid price compliance matter was not brought before the Panel.
Staff’s January 18th delist determination originally determined that the Company had not complied with Nasdaq’s shareholder approval requirements in Listing Rule 5635(d), which requires prior shareholder approval for transactions, other than public offerings, involving the issuance of 20% or more of the pre-transaction shares outstanding at less than the Minimum Price. The Panel held a hearing on the shareholder approval matter on March 9, 2023.
On March 22, 2023, the Panel determined to continue the listing of WiSA Technologies, Inc.’s common stock and to take no further action on the matter. As a result, the Company no longer appears on the list of “Noncompliant Companies” maintained by Nasdaq.
About WiSA Technologies, Inc.
WiSA Technologies (Nasdaq: WISA) develops, markets, and sells spatial audio wireless technology for smart devices and next-generation home entertainment systems. Its consortium—the WiSA Association—works with leading consumer electronics companies, technology providers, retailers, and industry partners to make spatial audio an experience that everyone can enjoy. The Company is headquartered in Beaverton, OR. For more information, please visit: www.wisatechnologies.com
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David Barnard, LHA Investor Relations, 415-433-3777, firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: WiSA Technologies, Inc.
Released March 24, 2023