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Washington, D.C. 20549








Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 22, 2023



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada   001-37673   26-1394771
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification Number)


3600 Park 42 Drive, Suite 160E, Sharonville, Ohio 45241

(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)


(888) 646-5205

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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Emerging growth company 


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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 registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share   WKHS   The Nasdaq Capital Market







Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing


On September 22, 2023, Workhorse Group Inc. (the “Company”) received a written notice (the “Notice”) from the Listing Qualifications Department of Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) indicating that, because the closing bid price for the Company’s common stock has fallen below $1.00 per share for 30 consecutive trading days, the Company was no longer in compliance with the $1.00 Minimum Bid Price requirement set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market (the “Bid Price Requirement”).


The Notice has no immediate effect on the listing of the Company’s common stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market and does not affect the Company’s reporting requirements with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Pursuant to Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has been provided with a compliance period of 180 calendar days, or until March 20, 2024, to regain compliance with the Bid Price Requirement (the “Initial Compliance Period”). To regain compliance, the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock must meet or exceed $1.00 per share for a minimum of 10 consecutive trading days prior to March 20, 2024.


If the Company does not regain compliance by March 20, 2024, the Company may be eligible for an additional grace period. To qualify, the Company must, as of the final day of the Initial Compliance Period, meet the applicable market value of publicly held shares requirement for continued listing and all other applicable standards for initial listing on the Capital Market (except the bid price requirement) based on the Company’s most recent public filings and market information and must notify Nasdaq of its intent to cure this deficiency. If the Company meets these requirements, the Nasdaq staff would be expected to grant an additional 180 calendar days for the Company to regain compliance with Bid Price Requirement.


The Company is currently evaluating various courses of action to regain compliance with the Bid Price Requirement. There can be no assurance that the Company will regain compliance with the Bid Price Requirement during the 180-day compliance period ending March 20, 2024, secure an extension of the compliance period beyond March 20, 2024 or maintain compliance with any other Nasdaq listing requirement.


Forward-Looking Statements


This Current Report on Form 8-K contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws with respect to the Company. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections, and other statements about future events based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this communication, including but not limited to: our ability to cure any deficiencies in compliance with the Bid Price Requirement or maintain compliance with other Nasdaq Listing Rules; our eligibility for additional compliance periods, if necessary, in which to seek to regain compliance with the Bid Price Requirement; our ability to ultimately obtain relief or extended periods to regain compliance from Nasdaq, if necessary, or to meet applicable Nasdaq requirements for any such relief or extension; and risks related to the substantial costs and diversion of personnel’s attention and resources due to these matters. While we are planning to take actions to address non-compliance with the Bid Price Requirement, and have at least 180 days to do so, there can be no assurance that compliance will be achieved. Such non-compliance or a delisting from Nasdaq would materially and adversely affect our ability to raise capital and our financial condition and business. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and, except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.







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.


Date: September 22, 2023 By: /s/ James D. Harrington
  Name:  James D. Harrington
  Title: General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
and Secretary