Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMEX) Files An 8-K Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMEX) Files An 8-K Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing
Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

As previously reported, on May 23, 2016, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (the “Company”) received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Staff (the “Staff”) of The NASDAQ Stock Market notifying the Company that, because the market value of its listed securities had been below the minimum $35.0 million required for 30 consecutive business days, it no longer complied with the requirements for continued listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market set forth in NASDAQ Listing Rule 5550(b)(2). In accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(C), the Company was provided a period of 180 calendar days in which to regain compliance. In order to regain compliance with the market value requirement, the market value of the Company’s listed securities must have been at least $35.0 million for a minimum of ten consecutive business days during the 180-day period.

On November 22, 2016, the Company was notified by the Staff that, based on the Company’s continued non-compliance with the minimum market value requirement for continued listing, as set forth in NASDAQ Listing Rule 5550(b)(2), the Company’s securities are subject to delisting from NASDAQ unless the Company timely requests a hearing before the NASDAQ Hearings Panel (the “Panel”). The Company intends to timely request a hearing before the Panel, at which the Company will present its plan to regain compliance with all applicable requirements for continued listing on NASDAQ. The Company is also considering available options to regain compliance with the listing requirements, which will be set forth in the plan presented to the Panel. The Company’s common stock will continue to trade on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “OMEX” during the hearing process.

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About Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMEX)

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Odyssey) is a deep-ocean exploration company. The Company’s techniques are applied to mineral exploration, shipwreck cargo recovery, and other marine survey and exploration charter services. The Company is engaged in discovering shipwreck sites in the deep ocean and conducting archaeological excavations with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Its shipwreck discoveries include the SS Republic, HMS Victory, Black Swan, La Marquise de Tourny and other unidentified shipwrecks. The Company offers exploration services, including geophysical and geotechnical assessments of seabed mineral deposits to companies, including its subsidiaries and companies, in which it holds an equity position, as a resource development partner. The Company evaluates or explores various types of seabed mineral deposits, such as phosphorites, polymetallic nodules and seafloor massive sulfides. Odyssey offers its marine exploration services to third-party companies.

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMEX) Recent Trading Information

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMEX) closed its last trading session down -0.28 at 4.05 with 13,280 shares trading hands.

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