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Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
As previously disclosed in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Agrify Corporation (the “Company”) on April 24, 2023, the “Company received a notice (the “April Nasdaq Notice”) from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) stating that because the Company had not yet filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 (the “Form 10-K”), the Company is no longer in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1). Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) requires listed companies to timely file all required periodic financial reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
On May 17, 2023, the Company received a second notice from Nasdaq that the Company remains noncompliant with the Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) as a result of its failure to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 (the “Form 10-Q”) with the SEC by the required due date (the “May Nasdaq Notice” and, together with the April Nasdaq Notice, the “Nasdaq Notices”). As disclosed in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company on April 17, 2023, the Company’s audit committee concluded that, as a result of inadvertent errors in the accounting for warrants previously issued by the Company, it was appropriate to restate the Company’s previously issued unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements as of and for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2022, June 30, 2022 and September 30, 2022 included in the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for such periods in amended quarterly reports for the affected periods. As disclosed by the Company on its Notification of Late Filing on Form 12b-25, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2023, the Company was unable to timely file the Form 10-K and the Form 10-Q without unreasonable effort or expense.
The May Nasdaq Notice requires the Company to submit a plan to regain compliance with the continued listing requirements by June 20, 2023. If Nasdaq accepts the Company’s plan, then Nasdaq may, in its discretion, grant the Company up to 180 days from the prescribed due date for filing the Form 10-K, or until October 16, 2023, to regain compliance. If Nasdaq does not accept the Company’s plan, then the Company will have the opportunity to appeal that decision to a Nasdaq Hearings Panel. The Company currently expects to file one plan to address the Nasdaq Notices. The Nasdaq Notices have no immediate effect on the listing of the Company’s common stock on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On May 23, 2023, the Company issued a press release disclosing the receipt of the May Nasdaq Notice referenced above. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
The information furnished herein, including Exhibit 99.1, is not deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section. This information will not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except to the extent that the registrant specifically incorporates them by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release of the Company, dated as of May 23, 2023|
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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 thereunto duly authorized.
|By:||/s/ Raymond Nobu Chang|
|Raymond Nobu Chang|
|Chief Executive Officer|
|Date: May 23, 2023|
Agrify Receives Nasdaq Notification of Non-Compliance with Listing Rule 5250(c)(1)
BILLERICA, Mass., May 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Agrify Corporation (Nasdaq: AGFY) (“Agrify” or the “Company”), a leading provider of innovative cultivation and extraction solutions for the cannabis industry, today announced that on May 17, 2023, it received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department of the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) notifying Agrify that it was not in compliance with requirements of Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) as a result of not having timely filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2023, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).
This notification has no immediate effect on the listing of Agrify’s common stock on the Nasdaq. However, if Agrify fails to timely regain compliance with the Nasdaq Listing Rule, Agrify’s common stock will be subject to delisting from Nasdaq.
As disclosed in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company on April 17, 2023, Agrify’s audit committee concluded that, as a result of errors in the accounting for warrants previously issued by Agrify, it is appropriate to restate Agrify’s previously issued unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal periods ended March 31, 2022, June 30, 2022 and September 30, 2022 in amended quarterly reports for the affected periods. Given the scope of the process for preparing the amended quarterly reports, Agrify was unable to complete and file the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 and the Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2023 by their respective due dates. On May 15, 2023, the Company filed a Form 12b-25 Notification of Late Filing with the SEC related to the Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2023.
Under the Nasdaq rules, the Company has until June 20, 2023 to submit to Nasdaq a plan to regain compliance with the Nasdaq Listing Rule. If Nasdaq accepts the Company’s plan, then Nasdaq may grant the Company up to 180 days from the prescribed due date for filing the Form 10-K and Form 10-Q to regain compliance. If Nasdaq does not accept the Company’s plan, then the Company will have the opportunity to appeal that decision to a Nasdaq Hearings Panel.
The Company is working diligently and expects to file its Form 10-Q within the prescribed period, which would eliminate the need for the Company to submit a formal plan to regain compliance.
About Agrify (Nasdaq: AGFY)
Agrify is a leading provider of innovative cultivation and extraction solutions for the cannabis industry, bringing data, science, and technology to the forefront of the market. Our proprietary micro-environment-controlled Vertical Farming Units (VFUs) enable cultivators to produce the highest quality products with unmatched consistency, yield, and ROI at scale. Our comprehensive extraction product line, which includes hydrocarbon, ethanol, solventless, post-processing, and lab equipment, empowers producers to maximize the quantity and quality of extract required for premium concentrates. For more information, please visit Agrify at http://www.agrify.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning Agrify and other matters. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements including, without limitation, the timing and filing of the amended Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and the delayed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Agrify’s ability to regain compliance with applicable Nasdaq rules. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “could,” “intends,” “targets,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this press release are only predictions. Agrify has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that it believes may affect its business, financial condition and results of operations. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties that affect our business, including those described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including under the caption “Risk Factors” in Agrify’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed for the year ended December 31, 2021 with the SEC, which can be obtained on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this communication. Except as required by applicable law, we do not plan to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise. You are advised, however, to consult any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our public announcements and filings with the SEC.
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