CHASKA, Minn., Oct. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lifecore Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFCR) (the “Company”) announced today that it received a notice (“Notice”) on October 12, 2023 from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) stating that the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) (the “Listing Rule”) because the Company failed to timely file its Interim Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended August 27, 2023 (the “Form 10-Q”), and because the Company remains delinquent in filing its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended May 28, 2023 (the “Form 10-K” and, together with the Form 10-Q, the “Filings”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Notice has no immediate effect on the listing or trading of the Company’s securities on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. In accordance with the instructions contained in the Notice, the Company submitted a plan to regain compliance with the Listing Rule with respect to the delinquent Filings on October 16, 2023, which is under the review of Nasdaq. If Nasdaq accepts the Company’s plan to regain compliance, then Nasdaq may grant the Company up to 180 calendar days from the prescribed due date of the Form 10-K, or February 12, 2024, to file the Filings to regain compliance.
The Company continues to work diligently to complete the Filings and plans to file the Filings as promptly as possible to regain compliance with the Listing Rule.
This announcement is made in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(b), which requires prompt disclosure of receipt of a deficiency notification.
About Lifecore Biomedical
Lifecore Biomedical, Inc. is a fully integrated contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that offers highly differentiated capabilities in the development, fill and finish of complex sterile injectable pharmaceutical products in syringes and vials. As a leading manufacturer of premium, injectable grade Hyaluronic Acid, Lifecore brings more than 40 years of expertise as a partner for global and emerging biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies across multiple therapeutic categories to bring their innovations to market. For more information about the Company, visit Lifecore’s website at www.lifecore.com.
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