Daily Journal Corporation Receives Notice Regarding Non-Compliance With NASDAQ Listing Rules
Daily Journal Corporation (Nasdaq: DJCO) announced today that, due to the delayed filing of its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, the Company received, as expected, a notification letter from The NASDAQ Stock Market stating that the Company is not in compliance with NASDAQ Stock Market Rule 5250(c)(1), which requires the timely filing of all required periodic financial reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The NASDAQ letter was issued in accordance with standard NASDAQ procedures.
As previously announced in the Company's current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on December 31, 2013, Ernst & Young, LLP, the Company's registered independent public accounting firm, had not yet completed its audit of the Company's financial statements for fiscal 2013 or its audit of the Company's internal control over financial reporting, and had informed the Company that it would complete its work "in due course." At this point, the Company is still awaiting the completion of the audits.
The Company has until March 17, 2014 to submit to NASDAQ a plan to regain compliance with the NASDAQ rule. The Company intends to submit a plan to regain compliance within this 60-day period. If NASDAQ accepts the Company's plan, NASDAQ may grant the Company up to 180 days from the prescribed due date for the filing of the fiscal 2013 10-K, or until June 30, 2014, to regain compliance. In any event, the Company intends to file its fiscal 2013 10-K with the SEC and regain compliance with the NASDAQ rule as soon as Ernst & Young, LLP completes the audits.
Daily Journal Corporation publishes newspapers and web sites covering California and Arizona, as well as the California Lawyer magazine, and produces several specialized information services. Sustain Technologies, Inc., New Dawn Technologies, Inc. and ISD Technologies, Inc. are wholly-owned subsidiaries and supply case management software systems and related products to courts and other justice agencies.
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