SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): October 28, 2022
National CineMedia, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of|
Incorporation or Organization)
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
|6300 S. Syracuse Way||Suite 300||Centennial||Colorado||80111|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||NCMI||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|(Title of each class)||(Trading symbol)||(Name of each exchange on which registered)|
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Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
On October 28, 2022, National CineMedia, Inc (the “Company”) received written notice from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the Company is not in compliance with the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement for continued listing on The Nasdaq Global Market, as set forth in Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) (the “Bid Price Rule”). In accordance with Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has a period of 180 calendar days, or until April 26, 2023, to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule. To regain compliance, the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock must meet or exceed $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days during this 180-day period. If at any time before April 26, 2023, the bid price of the Company's common stock closes at $1.00 per share or more for a minimum of ten consecutive business days, Nasdaq will provide the Company with a written confirmation of compliance with the Bid Price Rule.
If the Company does not regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule by April 26, 2023, the Company may be eligible for an additional 180-day compliance period. To qualify, the Company would be required to meet the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for the Nasdaq Capital Market, with the exception of the Bid Price Rule, and would need to provide written notice of its intention to cure the bid price deficiency during the second compliance period.
If the Company does not regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule when required, Nasdaq will provide written notification to the Company that its common stock is subject to delisting. At that time, the Company may appeal the delisting determination to a Nasdaq hearings panel.
The notice from Nasdaq has no immediate effect on the listing of the Company’s common stock and its common stock will continue to be listed under the symbol “NCMI”. The Company is currently evaluating available options for regaining compliance, including but not limited to, implementing a reverse stock split in connection with a special meeting of the stockholders or the Company’s 2023 annual meeting of the stockholders to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule. There can be no assurance that the Company will regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule or maintain compliance with any of the other Nasdaq continued listing requirements.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
| ||NATIONAL CINEMEDIA, INC.|
|Dated: November 3, 2022|| || ||By:|| ||/s/ Thomas F. Lesinski|
| || || ||Thomas F. Lesinski|
| || || ||Chief Executive Officer|