HOLLISTON, Mass., March 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On March 16, 2016, Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:HBIO) (the "Company"), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of solutions to advance life science, received a notice from NASDAQ (the "Notice") stating the Company is not in compliance with Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) for continued listing because it has not yet filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K (the "Form 10-K") for the year ended December 31, 2015 by the due date of March 15, 2016.
On March 14, 2016, the Company filed a Notification of Late Filing on Form 12b-25, indicating that the filing of its Form 10-K will be delayed due to the timing of a forensic investigation initiated by the Company following its discovery, based upon preliminary findings, that an employee at Denville Scientific, Inc., one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, appears to have embezzled money from the Company and manipulated certain records in an attempt to conceal the theft.
The Company will take all necessary steps to achieve compliance with all NASDAQ listing requirements. The Notice indicates that the Company has until May 16, 2016 to submit a plan of compliance to NASDAQ. The Company expects to file its Form 10-K by May 16, 2016, which would cure the failure to comply with the listing standard and eliminate the requirement to submit a plan of compliance to NASDAQ. During this process, the Company expects that its common stock will continue to be listed and traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market.
About Harvard Bioscience
Harvard Bioscience is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of solutions to advance life science. Our products are sold to thousands of researchers in over 100 countries through our global sales organization, websites, catalogs, and through distributors including GE Healthcare, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., VWR and other specialized distributors. We have sales and manufacturing operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Spain, France, Canada and China. For more information, please visit our website at www.harvardbioscience.com.
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