PRINCETON, N.J., April 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Agile Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGRX), a women's healthcare company, today announced that it has received a notification letter from the Listing Qualifications Department (the “Staff”) of the Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”), informing the Company that it has regained compliance with the minimum bid price requirement set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2).
As previously announced, the Company was notified by Nasdaq on August 15, 2022 that it was not in compliance with the minimum bid price requirement set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2), as the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock had been below $1.00 for more than 30 consecutive business days.
On April 25, 2023, Nasdaq provided confirmation to the Company that for the last 10 consecutive business days, from April 11, 2023 to April 24, 2023, the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock has been at $1.00 or greater. Accordingly, the Company has regained compliance with Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) and the matter is now closed.
On March 27, 2023, the Company received a deficiency letter from the Staff of Nasdaq notifying the Company that it is not in compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity requirement for continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) requires companies listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market to maintain stockholders’ equity of at least $2,5000,000 (the “Stockholders’ Equity Requirement”). In accordance with Nasdaq rules, the Company has been provided 45 calendar days, or until May 11, 2023, to submit a plan to regain compliance (the “Compliance Plan”). If the Compliance Plan is acceptable to the Staff, they may grant an extension of 180 calendar days from the date of the Staff notification to regain compliance with the Stockholders’ Equity Requirement.
If the Staff does not accept the Compliance Plan, the Staff will provide written notification to the Company that the Compliance Plan has been rejected. At that time, the Company may appeal the Staff’s determination to a Nasdaq Hearings Panel.
The Company intends to submit the Compliance Plan on or before May 11, 2023, monitor its stockholders’ equity and, if appropriate, consider further available options to regain compliance with the Equity Requirement. There can be no assurance that the Company will regain compliance or otherwise maintain compliance with any of the other listing requirements.
About Agile Therapeutics, Inc.
Agile Therapeutics is a women's healthcare company dedicated to fulfilling the unmet health needs of today’s women. Our product and product candidates are designed to provide women with contraceptive options that offer freedom from taking a daily pill, without committing to a longer-acting method. Our initial product, Twirla®, (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol), a transdermal system, is a non-daily prescription contraceptive. Twirla is based on our proprietary transdermal patch technology, called Skinfusion®, which is designed to allow drug delivery through the skin. For more information, please visit the company website at www.agiletherapeutics.com. The Company may occasionally disseminate material, nonpublic information on the Company’s website, Twitter account (@agilether), and LinkedIn account.
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