Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) (“Daqo New Energy” or the “Company”), a leading polysilicon manufacturer based in China, today announced that it has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) that the Company was not in compliance with the NYSE’s price criteria for continued listing standard because, as of July 24, 2012, the average closing price of the Company’s American Depositary Shares, or ADSs, was less than $1.00 per ADS over a consecutive 30-trading-day period. Pursuant to Section 802.01C of the NYSE’s Listed Company Manual, the NYSE’s price criteria standard requires that any listed security trade at a minimum average closing price of $1.00 during any consecutive 30-trading-day period.
Under NYSE rules, the Company has six months following receipt of the notification to regain compliance with the minimum share price requirement. The Company can regain compliance during the cure period if the Company’s ADS have a closing share price of at least $1.00 on the last trading day of any calendar month during the period and also have an average closing share price of at least $1.00 over the 30 trading-day period ending on the last trading day of that month or on the last day of the cure period. As required by the NYSE rules, the Company has notified the NYSE of its intent to cure the price deficiency and return to compliance with this continued listing standard. The Company intends to cure its ADSs’ price deficiency within the applicable time periods required by the NYSE and to remain listed on the NYSE, subject to its compliance with other NYSE continued listing standards.
Safe Harbor Statement
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About Daqo New Energy Corp.
Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) is a leading polysilicon manufacturer based in China that aims to become a vertically integrated photovoltaic product manufacturer. Daqo New Energy primarily manufactures and sells high-quality polysilicon to photovoltaic product manufacturers. It also manufactures and sells photovoltaic wafers and modules. For more information about Daqo New Energy, please visit www.dqsolar.com.