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|Item 3.01.|| |
Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
On December 15, 2022, Cipher Mining Inc. (the “Company”) received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that, since the Company’s common stock (the “Common Stock”) had closed below Nasdaq’s $1.00 per share minimum bid price requirement for 30 consecutive business days, the Company no longer complies with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) (the “Minimum Bid Price Requirement”) for continued listing. The Nasdaq deficiency letter has no immediate effect on the listing of the Common Stock and it will continue to trade on Nasdaq under the symbol “CIFR.”
In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has a period of 180 calendar days, or until June 13, 2023 (the “Compliance Date”), to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement. If at any time before the Compliance Date the bid price for the Common Stock closes at $1.00 per share or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days (unless Nasdaq exercises its discretion to extend this ten-day period pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(H)), Nasdaq will provide written notification to the Company that it has regained compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement.
The Company intends to monitor the closing bid price of its Common Stock and may, if appropriate, consider available options to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement. If the Company does not regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement before the Compliance Date, the Company may be eligible for an additional 180 calendar day compliance period. To qualify, the Company would need to transfer the listing of the Common Stock to the Nasdaq Capital Market, provided that it meets the continued listing requirement for the market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards, with the exception of the Minimum Bid Price Requirement. To effect such a transfer, the Company would also need to pay an application fee to Nasdaq and provide written notice to Nasdaq of its intention to cure the deficiency during the additional compliance period by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with such requirement or will otherwise be in compliance with other Nasdaq Listing Rules.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Report”) contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this Report that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s intention to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement and similar expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or projections of the Company. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “forecast,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions (including the negative versions of such words or expressions). Such forward-looking statements are based on management’s expectations, beliefs and forecasts concerning future events impacting the Company. One should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the other documents filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
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.
|Cipher Mining Inc.|
|Date: December 21, 2022||By:|
|Name: Tyler Page|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer|