BEIJING, Aug. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Renren Inc. (RENN) ("Renren" or the "Company"), which operates a leading premium used auto business in China through its subsidiary Kaixin Auto Holdings (KXIN) as well as several U.S.-based SaaS businesses, today announced that it has received a letter from the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") dated July 30, 2019, notifying Renren that it is below compliance standards due to the trading price of Renren's American depositary shares (the "ADSs").
Pursuant to NYSE rule 802.01C, a company will be considered to be below compliance standards if the average closing price of a security as reported on the consolidated tape is less than $1.00 over a consecutive 30 trading-day period. Once notified, the company must bring its share price and average share price back above $1.00 by six months following receipt of the notification. The company can regain compliance at any time during the six-month cure period if on the last trading day of any calendar month during the cure period the company has a closing share price of at least $1.00 and an average closing share price of at least $1.00 over the 30 trading-day period ending on the last trading day of that month. In the event that at the expiration of the six-month cure period, both a $1.00 closing share price on the last trading day of the cure period and a $1.00 average closing share price over the 30 trading-day period ending on the last trading day of the cure period are not attained, the NYSE will commence suspension and delisting procedures.
To address this issue, Renren is considering a change to the number of Class A ordinary shares represented by each ADS. If the ADS ratio is changed, the ADS price is expected to increase proportionally, although Renren can give no assurance that the ADS price will react as expected. A change to the ADS ratio would not require the approval of Renren shareholders or any action by the holders of Renren ADSs. Renren will make one or more further announcements before any change to the ADS ratio is implemented.
About Renren Inc.
Renren Inc. (RENN) operates a leading premium used auto business in China through its subsidiary Kaixin Auto Holdings (KXIN) as well as several US-based SaaS business. Renren's American depositary shares, each of which represents fifteen Class A ordinary shares, trade on NYSE under the symbol "RENN".
Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Renren may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Renren's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in our annual report on Form 20-F, the 6-K referred to above and other documents filed with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and Renren does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.
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