SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): March 13, 2017
GORDMANS STORES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
1926 South 67 th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68106
(Address of principal executive offices, zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 3.01||Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard Transfer of Listing.|
On March 13, 2017, Gordmans Stores, Inc. (the Company) received a letter from the staff (the Staff) of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (NASDAQ) stating that NASDAQ has determined that the Companys common stock will be delisted from the NASDAQ Global Select Market. The decision was reached by the Staff under NASDAQ Listing Rules 5101, 5110(b) and IM-5101-1.
The delisting is a consequence of (i) the Companys March 13, 2017 filing for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, (ii) concerns regarding the residual equity interest of the existing listed securities holders and (iii) concerns about the Companys ability to sustain compliance with all requirements for continued listing on NASDAQ, including the Companys noncompliance with NASDAQs $1 per share minimum bid price continued listing standard pursuant to NASDAQ Listing Rule 5450(a)(1), as previously disclosed on the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 1, 2016.
On March 14, 2017, the Company notified NASDAQ that it does not intend to appeal the ruling set forth by the Staff. Accordingly, trading of the Companys common stock will be suspended at the opening of business on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, and NASDAQ will file a Form 25-NSE with the SEC, which will remove the Companys common stock from listing and registration on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. The Company expects that its common stock will be immediately eligible to be quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board (the OTCBB) or in the Pink Sheets under the symbol GMANQ. To be quoted on the OTCBB or the Pink Sheets, a market maker must sponsor the common stock and comply with SEC Rule 15c2-11 before it can initiate a quote in a specific security. Once the Companys common stock is delisted, there can be no assurance that a market maker will apply to quote the Companys common stock or that the Companys common stock will become eligible for the OTCBB or the Pink Sheets.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|GORDMANS STORES, INC.|
|Date: March 14, 2017||By:||/s/ James B. Brown|
|Name:||James B. Brown|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary|