SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): June 2, 2020
KBL Merger Corp. IV
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
30 Park Place, Suite 45E
New York, NY 10007
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which |
|Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share||KBLM||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
|Warrants, each warrant exercisable for one-half of one share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $5.75 per half share||KBLMW||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
|Rights, exchangeable into one-tenth of one share of Common Stock||KBLMR||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
|Units, each consisting of one share of Common Stock, one Warrant and one Right||KBLMU||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
|Item 3.01||Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.|
On June 2, 2020, KBL Merger Corp. IV (“KBL” or the “Company”) received a written notice (the “Notice”) from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that it was no longer in compliance with the Nasdaq Listing Rules (the “Rules’).
In the Notice, Nasdaq advised KBL that, pursuant to Rule IM-5101-2, a special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”) must complete one or more business combinations within 36 months of the effectiveness of the SPAC’s initial public offering. Since the Company’s registration statement became effective on June 1, 2017, it was required to complete its initial business combination by no later than June 1, 2020. Such rule also provides that if the Company does not comply with the above requirement, Nasdaq will issue a Staff Delisting Determination under Rule 5810 to delist the Company’s securities.
Accordingly, Nasdaq has advised KBL that its securities will be delisted from The Nasdaq Stock Market and, unless the Company requests an appeal of such determination, its securities will be suspended from trading at the opening of business on June 11, 2020 and a Form 25-NSE will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission removing the Company’s securities from listing and registration on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
The Company is currently in negotiations with a third party to consummate a business combination. Accordingly, the Company plans to appeal the Staff’s delisting determination by requesting a hearing with a Nasdaq Hearings Panel pursuant to the procedures set forth in the Nasdaq Listing Rule 5800 Series.
There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to enter into a definitive agreement to consummate a business combination or that the Nasdaq Hearings Panel will not affirm the Staff’s delisting determination.
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.
Dated: June 8, 2020
|KBL Merger Corp. IV|
|By:||/s/ Marlene Krauss, M.D.|
|Name:||Marlene Krauss, M.D.|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|