Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 2, 2020


Professional Diversity Network, Inc.


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-35824   80-0900177
(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission   (I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)


801 W. Adams Street, Sixth Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60607

(Address of principal executive offices)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312) 614-0950




(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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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, $.01 par value   IPDN   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC


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


On January 2, 2020, Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (the “Company”) received a letter from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) stating that since the Company has not yet held an annual meeting of shareholders within twelve months of the end of the Company’s fiscal year end, it no longer complies with Nasdaq’s Listing Rules (the “Listing Rules”) for continued listing. The letter further stated that under the Listing Rules the Company has 45 calendar days to submit a plan to regain compliance and if Nasdaq accepts such plan, it can grant an exception of up to 180 calendar days from the fiscal year end, or until June 29, 2020, to regain compliance.


As described in the Company’s 8-K filed on December 2, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Company resolved to postpone the Company’s 2019 shareholder meeting pending the results of the independent investigation being conducted by the special committee of the Board with assistance from independent outside legal counsel and auditor. The Company intends to submit a plan to Nasdaq to regain compliance as soon as possible.







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.


  Professional Diversity Network, Inc.
Date: January 3, 2020 /s/ Adam He
  Adam He, Interim Chief Executive Officer and
Chief Financial Officer