Naked Brand Group Regains Compliance with NASDAQ Minimum Bid Price Rule
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – February 23, 2021 — Naked Brand Group Limited (Nasdaq: NAKD) (“Naked” or the “Company”), a global leader in intimate apparel and swimwear, has received notification from the Listing Qualifications Department of the Nasdaq Stock Market that the company has regained compliance with the minimum $1.00 bid price per share requirement of Nasdaq’s Marketplace Rule 5550(a)(2) (the “Rule”).
On March 11, 2020, Nasdaq had notified the Company that its ordinary shares failed to maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 over the previous 30 consecutive business days as required by the Listing Rules of The Nasdaq Stock Market. The notification letter stated that we would be afforded 180 calendar days to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. Nasdaq tolled the compliance period from April 16, 2020 through June 30, 2020, due to the impact of COVID-19. After the expiration of the initial 180-day compliance period, Nasdaq determined that the Company was eligible for an additional 180 calendar day period or until May 24, 2021, to regain compliance.
In order to regain compliance with Rule 5550(a)(2), the Company was required to maintain a minimum closing bid price of $1.00 or more for at least 10 consecutive trading days. As a result of the closing bid price of the Naked Brand Group’s ordinary shares having been at US$1.00 per share or greater for at least ten consecutive business days, the Company has regained compliance with Nasdaq’s Listing Rule, and the matter is now closed.
About Naked Brand Group Limited:
Naked Brand Group Limited (NASDAQ: NAKD) is a leading intimate apparel and swimwear company with a diverse portfolio of brands. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of 8 company-owned and licensed brands, catering to a broad cross-section of consumers and market segments. Brands include Bendon, Bendon Man, Davenport, Fayreform, Hickory, Lovable, Pleasure State and Fredericks of Hollywood. For more information please visit www.nakedbrands.com.
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