OLD BRIDGE, NJ / April 7, 2021 / Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE American:BDR) announced today that it has received notice from NYSE American LLC (“NYSE American”) that it is not in compliance with the continued listing standard set forth in Section 1003(a)(i) of the NYSE American Company Guide (the “Company Guide”). That section applies if a listed company has stockholders’ equity of less than $2 million and the listed company has reported losses from continuing operations and/or net losses in two of its three most recent fiscal years.
The Company reported stockholders’ equity of $1,237,000 as of December 31, 2020, the end of its most recent fiscal year, and has reported losses from continuing operations and/or net losses in each of its five most recent fiscal years, including the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. This notice is in addition to the notice the Company received from NYSE American on June 10, 2020, notifying the Company that it was not in compliance with the continued listing standard set forth in Section 1003(a)(iii) of the Company Guide because the Company reported stockholders’ equity of less than $6 million as of March 31, 2020 and reported losses from continuing operations and/or net losses in each of its five most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2019 and the notice the Company received from NYSE American on December 9, 2020, notifying the Company that it was not in compliance with the continued listing standard set forth in Section 1003(a)(ii) of the Company Guide because the Company reported stockholders’ equity of less than $4 million as of September 30, 2020 and reported losses from continuing operations and/or net losses in each of its five most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2019.
The Company submitted a detailed financial plan to regain compliance with the listing standard set forth in Section 1003(a)(iii) to NYSE American and on August 27, 2020, the Company received notice that its plan had been accepted and that the Company had been granted a plan period through December 10, 2021. The December 10, 2021 deadline for the Company to regain compliance with the listing standards applies to the noncompliance cited in all three of the notices received from NYSE American. As a result, the Company must be in compliance with Section 1003(a)(i), Section 1003(a)(ii) and Section 1003(a)(iii) by that deadline.
The listing of the Company’s common stock on NYSE American is being continued during the plan period pursuant to an extension. During the plan period the Company will be subject to periodic review by NYSE Regulation staff, including quarterly monitoring, to determine if the Company is making progress consistent with the plan. If the Company is not in compliance with the continued listing standards by December 10, 2021, or if NYSE Regulation determines that the Company is not making sufficient progress consistent with the plan, delisting proceedings will be instituted against the Company, as appropriate.
As disclosed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, due largely to the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company has not met certain elements of the near-term milestones included as part of its plan to regain compliance with the listing standards. It is possible that NYSE Regulation will determine that the Company is not making sufficient progress consistent with its compliance plan and, as a result, may initiate delisting proceedings. The Company has provided and will continue to provide NYSE American with information regarding its compliance plan, including an updated plan. The Company cannot provide assurance that it will make sufficient progress to regain compliance with the listing standards by December 10, 2021, that the updated compliance plan the Company has submitted will be accepted without additional conditions being imposed, or at all, or that delisting proceedings may not be instituted based on the Company not meeting certain elements of its original compliance plan or any future failure to meet its updated compliance plan. If delisting proceedings are instituted, the Company would have the right to appeal any delisting determination.
Receipt of the notice does not affect the Company’s business, operations or reporting requirements with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
About Blonder Tongue
Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. is the oldest designer and manufacturer of telecommunications and cable television video transmission technology in the USA. The majority of our products continue to be designed and built in our state-of-the-art New Jersey facility, which has been the Company’s home for more than 50 years. Blonder Tongue Labs offers U.S.-based engineering and manufacturing excellence with an industry reputation for delivering ultra-high reliability products. As a leader in cable television system design, the Company provides service operators and systems integrators with comprehensive solutions for the management and distribution of digital video, IPTV and high-speed data services, as well as RF broadband distribution over fiber, IP, and Coax networks for homes and businesses. Additional information on the Company and its products can be found at www.blondertongue.com.
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