Washington, D.C. 20549








Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 12, 2018


Charles & Colvard, Ltd.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


North Carolina 000-23329 56-1928817

(State or other jurisdiction of


(Commission File


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


170 Southport Drive  
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)


(919) 468-0399

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 3.01Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.


On October 12, 2018, Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (the “Company”) received a notification letter from Nasdaq’s Listing Qualifications Department indicating that the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) because the minimum bid price of its common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market has closed below $1.00 per share for 30 consecutive business days. The notification letter has no immediate effect on the Nasdaq listing or trading in the Company’s common stock.


In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has 180 calendar days, or until April 10, 2019, to regain compliance with the minimum $1.00 bid price per share requirement. To regain compliance, any time before April 10, 2019, the bid price of the Company’s common stock must close at $1.00 per share or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days.


On April 10, 2019, if the Company’s market value of publicly held shares is at least $1 million, the Company meets the other initial listing criteria for The Nasdaq Capital Market (except for the minimum bid price requirement), and the Company notifies Nasdaq of its intent to cure the deficiency, the Company may be provided with an additional 180 calendar day compliance period to regain compliance. If the Company is not eligible for an additional compliance period at that time, Nasdaq will provide the Company with written notification that its common stock will be subject to delisting. Upon such notice, the Company may appeal Nasdaq’s delisting determination to a Nasdaq hearing panel. There can be no assurance that, if the Company appeals Nasdaq’s determination, such appeal would be successful.


The Company intends to actively monitor the bid price of its common stock and will consider available options to regain compliance with the listing requirements.







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.



  Charles & Colvard, Ltd.  
October 12, 2018 By: /s/ Clint J. Pete  
    Clint J. Pete  
    Chief Financial Officer