NGAS received a deficiency letter from the NASDAQ staff on September 27, 2010, confirming that the company is not in compliance with the minimum bid price requirement under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5459(a)(1). The deficiency letter is based on closing bid prices below $1.00 for the company's common stock during the 30 trading days through September 24, 2010. The bid price deficiency has no effect on the listing or trading of NGAS' common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market at this time.
Under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5810(c), NGAS has an initial grace period of 180 days to regain compliance with the minimum bid price standard. During that period, the closing bid price for its common stock must remain at or above $1.00 per share for ten consecutive trading days to regain compliance. The initial grace period expires on March 28, 2011. In the event that the bid price deficiency is not cured by that time, an additional 180-day period will be available to regain compliance if the company transfers its listing to the NASDAQ Capital Market and meets all other listing requirements.
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