XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. Regains Compliance with Nasdaq's Minimum Stockholders' Equity Listing Requirements
RAANANA, Israel, December 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB, TASE: XTLB.TA) ("XTL" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for autoimmune diseases, today announced that it has received notification from the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC ("NASDAQ") that the Company has regained compliance with the minimum $2.5 million stockholders' equity requirement for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market.
As previously disclosed, on October 17, 2017, the Company received a notice from NASDAQ stating that the Company was not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) (the "Stockholders' Equity Rule") because the Company did not have a minimum stockholders' equity, as of June 30, 2017, of $2.5 million and the Company did not alternatively meet the market capitalization or income from continuing operations tests.
As previously disclosed in a Form 6-K filed November 27, 2017 the Company evidenced stockholders' equity of approximately $3.6 million as of September 30, 2017.
In a letter dated December 5, 2017, NASDAQ informed the Company that based on the Form 6-K filed November 27, 2017, the listing qualifications staff of NASDAQ has determined that the Company complies with the Stockholders' Equity Rule and the matter is closed.
About XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (XTL)
XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. is a clinical-stage biotech company focused on the development of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. The Company's lead drug candidate, hCDR1, is a world-class clinical asset for the treatment of autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjögren's Syndrome (SS). The few treatments currently on the market for these diseases are not effective enough for most patients and some have significant side effects. hCDR1 has robust clinical data in three clinical trials with 400 patients and over 200 preclinical studies with data published in more than 40 peer reviewed scientific journals.
XTL is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market (NASDAQ: XTLB) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: XTLB.TA). XTL shares are included in the following indices: Tel-Aviv Biomed, Tel-Aviv MidCap, and Tel-Aviv Tech Index.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements, about XTL's expectations, beliefs or intentions regarding, among other things, its product development efforts, business, financial condition, results of operations, strategies or prospects. In addition, from time to time, XTL or its representatives have made or may make forward-looking statements, orally or in writing. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "believe," "expect," "intend," "plan," "may," "should" or "anticipate" or their negatives or other variations of these words or other comparable words or by the fact that these statements do not relate strictly to historical or current matters. These forward-looking statements may be included in, but are not limited to, various filings made by XTL with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, press releases or oral statements made by or with the approval of one of XTL's authorized executive officers. Forward-looking statements relate to anticipated or expected events, activities, trends or results as of the date they are made. Because forward-looking statements relate to matters that have not yet occurred, these statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause XTL's actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Many factors could cause XTL's actual activities or results to differ materially from the activities and results anticipated in such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the factors summarized in XTL's filings with the SEC and in its periodic filings with the TASE. In addition, XTL operates in an industry sector where securities values are highly volatile and may be influenced by economic and other factors beyond its control. XTL does not undertake any obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Please see the risk factors associated with an investment in our ADSs or ordinary shares which are included in our Form 20-F/A filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 4, 2017 and carefully review our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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