Suntech Receives Continued Listing Standards Notice from the New York Stock Exchange
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (OTC: STPFQ) (the "Company" or "Suntech") announced that on January 14, 2014 it received notification from the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") that the Company did not meet the NYSE's price criteria for continued listing standard because the average closing price of the Company's American Depositary Shares, or ADSs, (based on OTC: STPFQ), was less than $1.00 per ADS over a consecutive 30-trading-day period.
As of November 11, 2013, the Company's ADSs were suspended from trading on the NYSE and on November 19, 2013, the Company stated it would appeal the NYSE's decision. In the event the Company is reinstated for trading on the NYSE, under NYSE rules, the Company has six months following receipt of the notification to regain compliance with the minimum share price requirement. The Company can regain compliance at any time during the six-month cure period if the Company's ADSs have a closing share price of at least $1.00 on the last trading day of any calendar month during the period and also has an average closing share price of at least $1.00 over the 30 trading-day period ending on the last trading day of that month or on the last day of the cure period.
The Company has notified the NYSE of its intention to cure this deficiency within the prescribed timeframe.
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (OTC: STPFQ) produces solar products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. Suntech has delivered more than 25,000,000 photovoltaic panels to over a thousand customers in more than 80 countries. Suntech's pioneering R&D creates customer-centric innovations that are designed to drive solar to grid parity against fossil fuels. Suntech's mission is to provide everyone with reliable access to nature's cleanest and most abundant energy source.
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