Maroussi, Greece, July 2, 2020 – Pyxis Tankers Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ Cap Mkts: PXS), a growth-oriented pure play product tanker company, announced today that it received a deficiency notice from The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. (“Nasdaq”), on June 29, 2020 stating that, for a period of 30 consecutive business days, the Company’s common shares closed below the minimum bid price of $1.00 per share as required for continued listing on Nasdaq (the “Minimum Bid Price Requirement”). The notice explained that due to the extraordinary market conditions caused by COVID-19, Nasdaq is providing temporary relief and tolling the compliance period until June 30, 2020. The Company has until December 28, 2020 to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement.
If at any time during this period, the closing bid price of the Company’s common shares is at least $1 for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days, Nasdaq will provide confirmation of the Company’s compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement and the matter will be closed. If the Company does not regain compliance during the initial compliance period, it may be eligible for an additional 180 calendar day compliance period. In order to qualify for this additional compliance period, the Company will be required to meet the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for the Nasdaq, with the exception of the bid price requirement, and will need to provide written notice of its intention to cure the deficiency during such compliance period, including by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary. If the Nasdaq staff concludes that the Company will not be able to cure the deficiency or if the Company is otherwise not eligible, the Company's common shares will be subject to delisting by Nasdaq.
The Company is currently reviewing options to meet the requirements for continued listing on Nasdaq. This notice will have no effect on the operations of the Company’s business, and the Company will take all reasonable measures to regain compliance with the exchange. During this time, the Company's common shares will continue to be listed and trade on the Nasdaq.
About Pyxis Tankers Inc.
We own a modern fleet of five tankers engaged in seaborne transportation of refined petroleum products and other bulk liquids. We are focused on growing our fleet of medium range product tankers, which provide operational flexibility and enhanced earnings potential due to their “eco” features and modifications. Pyxis Tankers is positioned to opportunistically expand and maximize the value of its fleet due to competitive cost structure, strong customer relationships and an experienced management team, whose interests are aligned with those of its shareholders. For more information, visit: http://www.pyxistankers.com. The information discussed contained in, or that can be accessed through, Pyxis Tankers Inc.’s website, is not incorporated into, and does not constitute part of this report.
Forward Looking Statements
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Pyxis Tankers Inc.
59 K. Karamanli Street
Maroussi 15125 Greece
Visit our website at www.pyxistankers.com
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +30 (210) 638 0200 / +1 (516) 455-0106
Source: Pyxis Tankers Inc.