SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 30, 2012
DARA BioSciences, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 919-872-5578
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On November 30, 2012, DARA BioSciences, Inc, (the “Company”) received a notification letter from the Listing Qualifications Department of The NASDAQ Stock Market (“NASDAQ”) indicating that, for the last 30 consecutive business days, the bid price for the Company’s common stock has closed below the minimum $1.00 per share requirement for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market under Marketplace Rule 5550(a)(2).
In accordance with Marketplace Rule 5550(a)(2), the Company has 180 calendar days, or until May 29, 2013, to regain compliance with the minimum $1.00 price per share requirement. To regain compliance, anytime before May 29, 2013, 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. NASDAQ’s notification letter has no effect on the listing of the Company’s common stock at this time.
On May 29, 2013, if the Company meets The Nasdaq Capital Market initial listing criteria set forth in Marketplace Rule 5505, except for the minimum bid price requirement, it may be provided with an additional 180 calendar day compliance period to demonstrate 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 delisted. Upon such notice, the Company may appeal the NASDAQ Staff’s determination to a Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel pursuant to the procedures set forth in the applicable NASDAQ Marketplace Rules. There can be no assurance that, if the Company appeals the NASDAQ Staff’s determination, such appeal would be successful.
The Company is currently evaluating its alternatives to resolve this listing deficiency.
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.