MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Extends Contract of Interim Chief Financial Officer
USA Technologies, Inc. (USAT) (the “Company”), a premier digital payment, consumer engagement and logistics service provider for the self-service retail market, today announced that on May 14, 2019 it received, as expected, a notice from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the Company's delay in filing its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 (the "March 31, 2019 Form 10-Q") constituted an additional basis for delisting the Company’s securities. Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) requires listed companies to timely file all required periodic financial reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Previously, and as required, on May 13, 2019, the Company filed a Form 12b-25 with the SEC which reported that it would not be in a position to timely file the March 31, 2019 Form 10-Q.
As previously reported, on April 17, 2019, the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “Panel”) granted the Company’s request for continued listing of the Company’s stock on Nasdaq, and granted the Company until September 9, 2019 to regain compliance with its filing requirements, including the March 31, 2019 Form 10-Q. In addition, the Company is required to provide the Panel on May 30, 2019, June 28, 2019, July 31, 2019 and on August 15, 2019, with a written update regarding the status of the remediation and audit process.
The May 14, 2019 notice indicated that the Company should present its views regarding the additional deficiency to the Panel in writing. The Company has done so, and has indicated that the additional deficiency should not affect the exception previously granted by the Panel as the additional deficiency was contemplated by the Panel’s exception.
The Company is working diligently to regain compliance with its periodic reporting requirements, and anticipates doing so by no later than September 9, 2019.
The Company also announced today that on May 14, 2019, it had extended the contract of Glen E. Goold, its interim Chief Financial Officer, from June 30, 2019 until December 31, 2019.
About USA Technologies, Inc.
USA Technologies, Inc. is a premier payment technology service provider of integrated cashless and mobile transactions in the self-service retail market. The company also provides a broad line of cashless acceptance technologies including its NFC-ready ePort® G-series, ePort Mobile® for customers on the go, ePort® Interactive, and QuickConnect, an API Web service for developers. Through its acquisition of Cantaloupe Systems, Inc. ("Cantaloupe"), the company also offers logistics, dynamic route scheduling, automated pre-kitting, responsive merchandising, inventory management, warehouse and accounting management solutions. Cantaloupe is a premier provider of cloud and mobile solutions for vending, micro markets, and office coffee services.
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