GUADALAJARA, Mexico, May 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: SIM, BMV: SIMEC-B) (the "Company") announces that on May 18, 2020, as a result of its failure to timely file with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 (the "Form 20-F"), it received a notice from the NYSE American LLC (the "NYSE" or the "Exchange") stating that the Company is not in compliance with the NYSE continued listing standards. The letter from the NYSE also notes that, as a result, the Company is now subject to the procedures and requirements set forth in Section 1007 of the NYSE American Company Guide.
As previously disclosed by the Company in its Form 12b-25 filed with the SEC on May 1, 2020, the Company was unable to file its Form 20-F by its original deadline without unreasonable effort or expense due to the fact that the Company's preparation of the financial information in the annual report for inclusion in Form 20-F has not been completed due to the overall delay in operations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company is still working to complete certain disclosure regarding the financial information in the Form 20-F and expects that it will file the Form 20-F by August 15, 2020. However, the timing of the filing is uncertain at this moment, and this projected filing date could change. The NYSE informed the Company that, under the Exchange rules, the Company will have six months from May 18, 2020, to file the Form 20-F with the SEC in order to cure the noncompliance.
About Grupo Simec
Grupo Simec is a diversified manufacturer, processor and distributor of SBQ steel and structural steel products with production and commercial operations in the United States, Mexico and Brazil. Grupo Simec is also an important producer of structural and light structural steel products in Mexico in terms of sales volume. Grupo Simec's SBQ products are used across a broad range of highly engineered end-user applications, including axles, hubs and crankshafts for automobiles and light trucks, machine tools and off-highway equipment. Its structural steel products are mainly used in the non-residential construction market and other construction applications.
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Sergio Vigil González
Mario Moreno Cortez
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
Calzada Lázaro Cárdenas 601
44440 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
+52 55 1165 1025
+52 33 3770 6734
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