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 21, 2020
SG BLOCKS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||
195 Montague Street, 14th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 646-240-4235
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of Each Class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.01||SGBX||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 8.01. Other Events
On February 21, 2020, SG Blocks, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), received written notice (the “Letter”) from the Listing Qualifications department (the “Staff”) of The Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that it has regained compliance with the minimum bid price and stockholder’s equity rules, and has met the requirements of the Nasdaq Listing Panel’s decision dated February 20, 2020. The Letter also stated that the Company is in compliance with the other applicable requirements as set forth in the decision and required for listing on The Nasdaq Stock Market, and that accordingly, the Nasdaq Listing Panel has determined to continue the listing of the Company’s securities on the Nasdaq Stock Market and is closing the matter.
On February 24, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the receipt of the Letter, which is furnished as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1, and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as otherwise stated in such filing.
On February 24, 2020, the Company accepted service of process in connection with a suit filed by the Company’s former Chief Financial Officer, who resigned in August 2019, in United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (Case No. 20-CV-00550), alleging (i) $372,638 in unpaid wages and bonuses and (ii) $300,000 due in severance (hereafter the “Action”). The Company believes the complaint lacks merit as by written agreement the employee agreed to accept restricted stock units of the Company’s common stock in full satisfaction and payment of substantially all alleged unpaid wages and bonuses that are claimed in the Action. The Company further maintains that employee’s employment agreement expressly disclaims any entitlement to or liability for severance during the employee’s renewal term of employment. Prior to the commencement of the Action, the employee had filed a wage claim against the Company with the Texas Workforce Commission claiming $397,638 in unpaid wages and bonuses (“Texas Wage Claim”). The Texas Wage Claim was voluntarily dismissed by the employee upon the Company’s filing of a fraud complaint with the Labor Law Division of the Texas Workforce Commission. The Company intends to vigorously defend this action, and as appropriate, seek damages, attorneys’ fees, and litigation expenses from the employee.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K:
|99.1||Press Release from SG Blocks, Inc. dated February 24, 2020|
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.
|SG Blocks, Inc.|
|Dated: February 24, 2020||By:||/s/ Paul Galvin|
|Chairman and CEO|
SG Blocks Regains Compliance with Nasdaq Minimum Bid Price Requirement
BROOKLYN, N.Y. SG Blocks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGBX) (“SG Blocks” or the “Company”), a leading designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, announced that it received notice from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) on February 21, 2020 indicating that the Company has regained compliance with the minimum bid price requirement under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the “Bid Price Rule”) for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market. Accordingly, the Company has regained compliance with the Bid Price Rule and the matter is now closed.
About SG Blocks, Inc.
SG Blocks, Inc. is a premier innovator in advancing and promoting the use of code-engineered cargo shipping containers for safe and sustainable construction. The firm offers a product that exceeds many standard building code requirements, and also supports developers, architects, builders and owners in achieving greener construction, faster execution, and stronger buildings of higher value. Each project starts with GreenSteel™, the structural core and shell of an SG Blocks building, and then customized to client specifications.
Safe Harbor / Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding the proposed public offering and the intended use of proceeds from the offering. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including market conditions, risks associated with the cash requirements of our business, the Company’s ability to maintain compliance with the NASDAQ listing requirements, and the other factors discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and the Company’s subsequent filings with the SEC, including subsequent periodic reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release on account of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.
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