SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 7, 2019
IDEAL POWER INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
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(I.R.S. Employer Identification
4120 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78744
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 3.01||Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.|
On September 7, 2018, Ideal Power Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “ Company ”), received a notice letter from the Listing Qualifications staff of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“ Nasdaq ”) indicating that, based upon the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock for the last 30 consecutive business days, the Company no longer meets the requirement to maintain a minimum bid price of $1 per share, as set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2). In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), Nasdaq provided the Company with a period of 180 calendar days, or until March 6, 2019, in which to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. In order to regain compliance, the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock must be at least $1 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days during this 180-day period.
On March 7, 2019, the Company received a notice letter from Nasdaq indicating that the Company has not regained compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. However, Nasdaq determined that the Company was eligible for an additional 180-day period, or until September 3, 2019 to regain compliance based on the fact that the Company met 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 requirement, and the Company provided written notice to Nasdaq of its intent to cure the deficiency during this second compliance period, by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary.
If the Company chooses to implement a reverse stock split in order to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement, the Company must complete the split no later than 10 business days prior to September 3, 2019 in order to timely regain compliance. If the Company does not regain compliance by September 3, 2019, the Staff indicated that it will provide written notification to the Company that its common stock will be delisted. At that time, the Company may appeal the Staff’s delisting determination to a Nasdaq Hearings Panel (“ Panel ”). The Company’s common stock would remain listed pending the Panel’s decision. There can be no assurance that, if the Company does appeal any delisting determination by the Staff to the Panel, that such appeal would be successful.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|IDEAL POWER INC.|
|Date: March 12, 2019||By:||/s/ Timothy Burns|
Chief Financial Officer