ATLANTA, Aug. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE American: RHE) (NYSE American: RHEpA) (the "Company"), a self-managed healthcare real estate investment company that invests primarily in real estate purposed for senior living and long-term care, today announced that, on August 28, 2018, that the Company received a deficiency letter (the "Letter") from NYSE American LLC ("NYSE American" or the "Exchange") stating that the Company is not in compliance with the continued listing standards as set forth in Section 1003(f)(v) of the NYSE American Company Guide (the "Company Guide"). Specifically, the Letter informed the Company that the Exchange has determined that shares of the Company's securities have been selling for a low price per share for a substantial period of time and, pursuant to Section 1003(f)(v) of the Company Guide, the Company's continued listing is predicated on the Company effecting a reverse stock split of its common stock or otherwise demonstrating sustained price improvement within a reasonable period of time, which the Exchange determined to be no later than February 27, 2019. As a result of such noncompliance, the Company has become subject to the procedures and requirements of Section 1009 of the Company Guide.
The Company intends to regain compliance with the continued listing standards set forth in the Company Guide by undertaking a measure or measures that are in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders. The Company's common stock and 10.875% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares will continue to be listed on the NYSE American while the Company seeks to regain compliance with the continued listing standard noted, subject to the Company's compliance with other continued listing requirements. If the Company fails to demonstrate a sustained price improvement or effect a reverse stock split of its common stock by February 27, 2019, then the Exchange may commence delisting procedures. The Company does not expect the Letter to affect the Company's business operations or its reporting obligations under the Securities and Exchange Commission regulations and rules.
About Regional Health Properties
Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE American: RHE) (NYSE American: RHEpA) is the successor to AdCare Health Systems, Inc., and is a self-managed healthcare real estate investment company that invests primarily in real estate purposed for senior living and long-term healthcare through facility lease and sub-lease transactions. Regional Health Properties currently owns, leases or manages for third parties 30 facilities.
For more information, visit www.regionalhealthproperties.com.
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