UNITED STATES 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): February 11, 2020
SAExploration Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission file number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1160 Dairy Ashford Rd., Suite 160, Houston, Texas 77079
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Company's telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.0001
NASDAQ Capital Market
On February 11, 2020, SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) received a notice (the “Notice”) from the Listing Qualifications Department of the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) stating that the Company was not in compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity requirement under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market because the Company’s stockholders’ equity, as reported in the Company’s amended Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 and in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2019, was below the required minimum of $2.5 million.
The Notice has no immediate effect on the Company’s listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The Company has until February 25, 2020 to submit a plan to regain compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity requirement. If the Company’s plan to regain compliance is accepted, Nasdaq may grant an extension of up to 180 calendar days from the date of the Notice to evidence compliance (the “Compliance Period”).
The Company is presently evaluating various courses of action to regain compliance and intends to timely submit a plan to Nasdaq to regain compliance with the Nasdaq minimum stockholders’ equity requirement. However, there can be no assurance that the Company’s plan will be accepted or that if it is, the Company will be able to regain compliance by the end of the Compliance Period. If the Company’s plan to regain compliance is not accepted, or if it is and the Company does not regain compliance during Compliance Period, or if the Company fails to satisfy another Nasdaq requirement for continued listing, Nasdaq could provide notice that the Company’s common stock will become subject to delisting. In such event, Nasdaq rules would permit the Company to appeal the decision to reject the Company’s proposed plan to regain compliance or any delisting determination to a Nasdaq Hearings Panel.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
As previously disclosed, on August 16, 2019 and November 19, 2019, the Company received notices from Nasdaq stating that because the Company had not timely filed its Quarterly Reports on Form 10–Q for the quarterly periods ended June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2019 (the “Form 10-Qs”), the Company was not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1). On February 12, 2020, the Company received a notice from Nasdaq stating that based on the February 7, 2020 filings of the Form 10-Qs, the Company was in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) and that the matter is now closed.
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.
Date: February 13, 2020 SAExploration Holdings, Inc.
By: /s/ Kevin Hubbard
Name: Kevin Hubbard
Title: Interim Chief Financial Officer