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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 7, 2019
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Item 3.01    Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing
On January 7, 2019, Big Rock Partners Acquisition Corp. (the “Company” or “Big Rock”)), received a letter from the staff of the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that it no longer complies with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5620(a) for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market due to its failure to hold an annual meeting of stockholders within twelve months of the end of the Company’s fiscal year ended December 31, 2017. Big Rock has 45 calendar days from January 7, 2019 to submit a plan to regain compliance. If Nasdaq accepts the Company’s plan, Nasdaq can grant an exception of up to 180 calendar days from the fiscal year end, or until Jul y 1, 2019, to regain compliance.
The Notification Letter does not impact the Company’s listing on Nasdaq at this time, and the Company’s common stock, units, rights and warrants will continue to trade on Nasdaq under the symbols “BRPA,” “BRPAU,” “BRPAR” and “BRPAW,” respectively.
The Company intends to submit to Nasdaq, within the requisite time, a plan to regain compliance. If Nasdaq does not accept the Company’s plan, the Company will have the opportunity to appeal Nasdaq’s decision to an independent Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel (the “Panel”). If the Company timely appeals, the Company’s securities would remain listed pending such Panel’s decision and the expiration of any additional extension granted by the Panel. However, there can be no assurance that, if the Company does appeal, such appeal would be successful.
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.
Dated: January 16, 2019
/s/ Richard Ackerman
Name: Richard Ackerman
Title: Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer