CALGARY, Alberta – TransGlobe Energy Corporation (“TransGlobe” or the “Company”) (AIM & TSX: “TGL” & NASDAQ: “TGA”) was notified on April 20, 2020 by the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) that the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock for the last 30 consecutive business days from March 6, 2020 to April 17, 2020 did not meet the minimum bid price of $1.00 per share as set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) required for continued listing on Nasdaq (the “Minimum Bid Requirement”).
Pursuant to the Nasdaq Listing Rules, the Company has been provided with a compliance period of 180 calendar days from the date of notification in which to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Requirement. Additionally, due to the ongoing volatility in the world financial markets, Nasdaq has determined to toll the compliance period for the Minimum Bid Requirement through June 30, 2020, and as a result, the Company has until December 28, 2020 to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Requirement. If at any time prior to December 28, 2020 the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock is at least $1.00 for a minimum of ten consecutive business days, the Company will be considered by Nasdaq to have regained compliance with the Minimum Bid Requirement.
Additionally, if the Company does not regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Requirement by December 28, 2020, the Company may be eligible for an additional period of 180 days during which to achieve compliance, provided that the Company otherwise meets the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for Nasdaq other than the Minimum Bid Requirement, and provides written notice to Nasdaq of the Company’s intention to remedy the non-compliance during this second compliance period, by effecting a reverse stock split if necessary. Nasdaq has the right not to grant the additional cure period if it appears to it that the Company will not be able to cure the deficiency or is not otherwise eligible.
TransGlobe will actively monitor its closing bid price during the compliance period and intends to take appropriate measures to remedy the deficiency and regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Requirement.
TransGlobe Energy Corporation is a cash flow focused oil and gas exploration and development company whose current activities are concentrated in the Arab Republic of Egypt and Canada. TransGlobe’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TGL and on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol TGA.