DIGITAL ALLY, INC. (NASDAQ:DGLY) Files An 8-K Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing
On January 8, 2020, Digital Ally, Inc. (the “Company”) received a determination letter (the “Letter”) from the staff (the “Staff”) of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) stating that the Company has not regained compliance with the Market Value of Listed Securities (“MVLS”) Standard, since the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), was below the $35 million minimum MVLS requirement for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(2) (the “MLVS Rule”) and had not been at least $35 million for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days at any time during the 180-day grace period granted to the Company. As previously disclosed, the Company was initially notified by the Staff on July 11, 2019 that the minimum MVLS for the Company’s Common Stock was below the $35 million minimum MVLS requirement for the previous 30 consecutive business days, and in accordance with the Nasdaq Listing Rules, the Company was provided 180 calendar days, or until January 7, 2020, to regain compliance with the MVLS Rule.
to the Letter, unless the Company requests a hearing to appeal this determination by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 15, 2020, the Company’s Common Stock will be delisted from The Nasdaq Capital Market, trading of the Company’s Common Stock will be suspended at the opening of business on January 17, 2020, and a Form 25-NSE will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which will remove the Company’s securities from listing and registration on Nasdaq.
On January 13, 2020, the Company requested a hearing before the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “Panel”) to appeal the Letter and the Staff of Nasdaq notified the Company that a hearing is scheduled for February 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The Company has been asked to provide the Panel with a plan to regain compliance with the minimum MLVS requirement under the MLVS Rule. The Company’s plan will need to include a discussion of the events that the Company believes will enable it to timely regain compliance with the minimum MLVS requirement. The Company plans to submit a plan that it believes will be sufficient to permit the Company to regain compliance with the minimum MLVS requirement. Indeed, the Company anticipates that it may regain compliance with the MLVS Rule prior to such hearing.
While the appeal process is pending, the suspension of trading of the Company’s Common Stock is stayed, and the Company’s Common Stock will continue to trade on The Nasdaq Capital Market until the hearing process concludes and the Panel issues a written decision.
There can be no assurance that the Panel will grant the Company’s request for a suspension of delisting or continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market. If the Company’s Common Stock ceases to be listed for trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market, the Company would expect that its Common Stock would be traded on one of the three tiered marketplaces of the OTC Markets Group.
About DIGITAL ALLY, INC. (NASDAQ:DGLY)
Digital Ally, Inc. produces digital video imaging and storage products for use in law enforcement, security and commercial applications. The Company’s products include in-car digital video/audio recorder contained in a rear-view mirror for use in law enforcement and commercial fleets; a system that provides its law enforcement customers with audio/video surveillance from multiple vantage points and hands-free automatic activation of body-worn cameras and in-car video systems; a weather-resistant mobile digital video recording system for use on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and boats; a miniature digital video system designed to be worn on an individual’s body, and a hand-held laser speed detection device that it offers primarily to law enforcement agencies. The Company sells its products to law enforcement agencies and other security organizations, consumer and commercial fleet operators through direct sales domestically and third-party distributors internationally.