Shenzhen, China, December 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — China Online Education Group (“51Talk” or the “Company”) (NYSE: COE) today announced that it has received a letter dated December 20, 2021 (the “Letter”) of the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”), notifying the Company that it is below compliance standards due to the Company’s total market capitalization and equity.
In accordance with applicable NYSE Continuous Listing Standards, a company would be considered “below criteria” by the NYSE if its total market capitalization is less than $50 million over a period of 30 business days and its shareholders’ equity is less than $50 million. A review of the Company’s current financial condition by the NYSE shows that at December 17, 2021, the Company’s average market capitalization over 30 trading days was approximately $39.3 million and its most recently declared shareholders’ equity June 30, 2021 was roughly negative $134.2 million. As a result, the company is now subject to the procedures set forth in Sections 801 and 802 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual, and is required to respond within 90 days of the letter with a business plan that demonstrates compliance with the maintenance standard. registration within 18 months of receipt of the Letter. The business plan will be reviewed for final decision by the NYSE Listing Operations Committee.
To resolve this issue, the Company intends to comply with applicable procedures and is considering its options for compliance.
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About China Online Education Group
China Online Education Group (NYSE: COE) is a leading online education platform in China, with basic expertise in teaching English. The company’s mission is to make quality education accessible and affordable. The Company’s online and mobile education platforms allow students to China to take live interactive English lessons with foreign teachers abroad, on demand. The company connects its students with a large pool of highly qualified overseas teachers it has brought together using a shared economy approach, and uses student and teacher feedback and data analytics to deliver an experience personalized learning to its students.
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