HANGZHOU, China, Nov. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BEST Inc. (NYSE: BEST) ("BEST" or the "Company"), a leading integrated smart supply chain solutions and logistics services provider in China and Southeast Asia ("SEA"), today announced that it received a letter from the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE"), dated October 19, 2022, notifying the Company that it was not in compliance with applicable price criteria (the "Price Criteria") in the NYSE’s continued listing standards because, as of October 17, 2022, the average closing price of the Company’s American Depositary Shares (the "ADSs") was less than US$1.00 per ADS over a consecutive 30 trading-day period.
Pursuant to Section 802.01C of the NYSE’s Listed Company Manual, the Company has six months ("the Cure Period") following receipt of the notice to regain compliance with the minimum share price requirement. The Company can regain compliance at any time during the Cure Period if on the last trading day of any calendar month during the Cure Period the Company has a closing share price of at least US$1.00 per ADS, and an average closing share price of at least US$1.00 per ADS over the 30 trading-day period ending on the last trading day of that month. In the event that at the expiration of the Cure Period, both a US$1.00 per ADS closing share price on the last trading day of the Cure Period and a US$1.00 per ADS average closing share price over the 30 trading-day period ending on the last trading day of the Cure Period are not attained, the NYSE will commence suspension and delisting procedures.
The Company has notified the NYSE on October 31, 2022 of its intent to cure the deficiency. The Company is exploring and considering its options, and intends to take reasonable measures to regain compliance with the Price Criteria within the Cure Period.
During the Cure Period, the Company’s ADSs will continue to be listed and traded on the NYSE, subject to compliance with other NYSE continued listing standards and other rights of the NYSE to delist the ADSs. The Company is currently in compliance with all other NYSE continued listing standards. The NYSE notice does not affect the Company’s business operations, its U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements or contractual obligations.
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
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ABOUT BEST INC.
BEST Inc. (NYSE: BEST) is a leading integrated smart supply chain solutions and logistics services provider in China and Southeast Asia. Through its proprietary technology platform and extensive networks, BEST offers a comprehensive set of logistics and value-add services, including freight delivery, supply chain management and global logistics services. BEST’s mission is to empower business and enrich life by leveraging technology and business model innovation to create a smarter, more efficient supply chain. For more information, please visit: http://www.best-inc.com/en/.