Company Received Non-Compliance Notice from Nasdaq about Form 10-K and Form 10-Q Late Filings

May 23, 2024 by No Comments

SHOUGUANG, China, May 22, 2024 — Gulf Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: GURE) (“Gulf Resources” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of bromine, crude salt and specialty chemical products in China, today announced that it received a notice (the “Notice”) from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that due to the Company’s failure to timely file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2024 (the “Form 10-Q”), with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq’s continued listing requirements under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) (the “Rule”), which requires the timely filing of all required periodic reports with the SEC.

As previously disclosed on a Current Report on Form 8-K of the Company filed on April 19, 2024, the Company received a notice (the “Initial Notice”) from Nasdaq on April 18, 2024 notifying the Company that due to the Company’s failure (the “Initial Delinquent Filing”) to timely file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023 (the “Form 10-K”), with the SEC, the Company is not in compliance with the Rule.

The Notice states that the Company has until June 17, 2024 to submit to Nasdaq a plan to regain compliance with the Nasdaq Listing Rules. If Nasdaq accepts the Company’s plan, then Nasdaq may grant the Company up to October 14, 2024, or 180 days from the due date of the Initial Delinquent Filing, for filing the Form 10-K and the Form 10-Q to regain compliance. If the Company fails to timely regain compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1), the Company’s common stock will be subject to delisting from Nasdaq.

The Company continues to work diligently to complete the Form 10-K and the Form 10-Q.

This announcement is made in compliance with the Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(b), which requires prompt disclosure of receipt of a notification of deficiency.

About Gulf Resources, Inc.

Gulf Resources, Inc. operates through four wholly-owned subsidiaries, Shouguang City Haoyuan Chemical Company Limited (“SCHC”), Shouguang Yuxin Chemical Industry Co., Limited (“SYCI”), Daying County Haoyuan Chemical Company Limited (“DCHC”) and Shouguang Hengde Salt Industry Co. Ltd. (“SHSI”). The Company believes that it is one of the largest producers of bromine in China. Elemental Bromine is used to manufacture a wide variety of compounds utilized in industry and agriculture. Through SYCI, the Company manufactures chemical products utilized in a variety of applications, including oil and gas field explorations and papermaking chemical agents, and materials for human and animal antibiotics. Through SHSI, the Company manufactures and sells crude salt. DCHC was established to further explore and develop natural gas and brine resources (including bromine and crude salt) in China. For more information, visit www.gulfresourcesinc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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CONTACT: For more information, please contact:
Gulf Resources, Inc.
Web: http://www.gulfresourcesinc.com
Director of Investor Relations
Helen Xu
beishengrong@vip.16