TROY, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Horizon Global Corporation (HZN), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded towing and trailering equipment, today announced that on January 3, 2019, it received a letter from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) informing the Company of its non-compliance with NYSE continued listing standards because the Company’s average market capitalization over a recent consecutive 30 trading-day period has been less than $50,000,000 and, at the same time, stockholders' equity was less than $50,000,000.
The Company has 45 business days to notify the NYSE of its intent to cure this deficiency and Horizon Global intends to do so on a timely basis. In accordance with NYSE procedures, the Company intends to submit a plan to the NYSE demonstrating how it intends to regain compliance with the continued listing standards within the allotted 18-month timeframe.
The notice from the NYSE has no immediate impact on the listing of the Company’s common stock, which will continue to trade on the NYSE under the symbol “HZN”, but will be assigned a “.BC” indicator to signify that the Company is not currently in compliance with NYSE continued listing standards. The NYSE notification does not affect Horizon Global’s business operations, its Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements, or any of the Company’s material debt agreements.
Horizon Global President and CEO Carl Bizon commented, “Horizon Global has experienced challenging conditions in 2018, but we have made considerable progress in improving our operations. With the completion of our Action Plan for the Americas, we have demonstrated the team’s ability to identify opportunities and execute business initiatives that will drive improved performance and profitability. We recently announced operational challenges in our Europe-Africa segment and have put new leadership in place to implement business improvement initiatives to stabilize this business in the near term and drive improved profitability over the longer term. Our market capitalization has suffered in recent months as the business is undergoing a great deal of transition. We look forward to submitting a plan to the NYSE that will outline actions intended to bring Horizon Global back into compliance with the NYSE continued listing standards and drive improved performance in our business.”
About Horizon Global
Horizon Global is the #1 designer, manufacturer and distributor of a wide variety of high-quality, custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management and other related accessory products in North America, Australia and Europe. The Company serves OEMs, retailers, dealer networks and the end consumer as the category leader in the automotive, leisure and agricultural market segments. Horizon provides its customers with outstanding products and services that reflect the Company's commitment to market leadership, innovation and operational excellence. The Company’s mission is to utilize forward-thinking technology to develop and deliver best-in-class products for our customers, engage with our employees and realize value creation for our shareholders.
Horizon Global is home to some of the world’s most recognized brands in the towing and trailering industry, including: BULLDOG, Draw-Tite, Fulton, Hayman Reese, Reese, ROLA, Tekonsha, and Westfalia. Horizon Global has approximately 4,300 employees in 58 facilities across 21 countries.
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