The Hain Celestial Group announced on Nov. 3 that the Listing Qualifications Staff of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC has granted the Company's request for an exception to Nasdaq's filing requirement, as set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) (the "Rule"), which requires the timely filing of all periodic financial reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Hain Celestial is a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India.
As previously disclosed on Aug. 31, 2016, the Company received a letter from the Staff of Nasdaq as a result of the Company's inability to timely file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30 with the SEC by Aug. 29 as required under the Rule.
On Oct. 31, the Company submitted to Nasdaq its plan to regain compliance with the Rule and, on Nov. 2 the Company received formal notice from the Staff that the Company had been granted an extension, through Feb. 27, 2017, to file its periodic reports with the SEC.
The Company and the Audit Committee of the Company's Board of Directors are continuing to work diligently to complete the previously announced independent review and audit process relating to the 2016 fiscal year such that the Company is in a position to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30 with the SEC as soon as possible and to thereby evidence compliance with the Rule.