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China Auto Logistics Receives Non-Compliance Notice From the NASDAQ Stock Market Regarding Late Form 10-K Filing

TIANJIN, CHINA, April 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- China Auto Logistics Inc. (the "Company" or "CALI") (NASDAQ: CALI), a top seller in China of luxury imported automobiles and a leading provider of auto-related services, today reported on a Form 8-K that as a consequence of its inability to timely file its 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K, the Company received a notification on April 10, 2018 from Nasdaq that the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq listing rule 5250(c)(1), which requires timely filing of reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for continued listing.  

Under the Nasdaq rules, the Company has 60 calendar days or until June 11, 2018, to submit a plan to regain compliance with the Nasdaq rules and, if the plan is accepted by Nasdaq, then Nasdaq may grant an extension until October 15, 2018 for the Company to regain compliance. If Nasdaq does not accept the plan, then the Company may appeal such decision to a Nasdaq Hearings Panel.  

The Company previously disclosed that a material weakness was identified in its internal controls and procedures over identifying and reporting certain relationships and related transactions, and that the identified material weakness would impact its disclosures in the Form 10-K.  In a Form 8-K filed on April 10, 2018, the Company disclosed that the Audit Committee of the Board has initiated an independent investigation of the material weakness identified by the Company, and this is the reason for the Company’s inability to timely file its Form 10-K. The Company intends to fully cooperate with the investigation and, once completed, file the Form 10-K as expeditiously as possible thereafter. The Company also intends to submit a compliance plan to Nasdaq before June 11, 2018, including details on the investigation and its results, as well as specific steps it may take to regain compliance with the Nasdaq rules. 

About China Auto Logistics Inc.

China Auto Logistics Inc. is one of China's top sellers of imported luxury vehicles. It also provides short term financing services. 

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