San Diego, California–(Newsfile Corp. – April 26, 2023) – Hempacco Co, Inc. (NASDAQ: HPCO) (“Hempacco” or the “Company”), a vertically integrated hemp manufacturing company, announced today that on April 20, 2023, it received a written notice (the “Notice”) from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) (the “Rule”) because the Company has not yet filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 (the “Annual Report”).
The Rule requires listed companies to timely file all required periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Notice does not immediately affect the listing or trading of the Company’s securities. However, if the Company fails to timely regain compliance with the Rule, the Company’s securities will be subject to delisting from Nasdaq. Under Nasdaq rules, the Company has 60 calendar days from receipt of the Notice or until June 20, 2023, to submit a plan to regain compliance with the Rule. If Nasdaq accepts the Company’s plan, then Nasdaq may grant an exception of up to 180 calendar days from the due date of Form 10-K or until October 16, 2023, to regain compliance. However, there can be no assurance that Nasdaq will accept the Company’s plan to regain compliance or that the Company will be able to regain compliance within any extension period granted by Nasdaq. If Nasdaq does not accept the Company’s plan, then the Company will have the opportunity to appeal that decision to a Nasdaq hearings panel.
The Company is working diligently to complete and file the Annual Report and regain compliance with the Rule.
Hempacco Co., Inc.’s goal is Disrupting Tobacco’s™ nearly $1 trillion industry with herb and hemp-based alternatives to nicotine cigarettes by manufacturing and marketing herb, spice, and cannabinoid smokables and rolling paper. Hempacco owns The Real Stuff™ functional hemp cigarette and rolling paper brand.
Hempacco’s operating segments include:
- Manufacturing of smokables, hemp rolling paper, and cannabinoid sticks
- Smokable technology development
- The Real Stuff™ brand of functional smokables and rolling paper
- Cheech and Chong Hemp Cigarettes and Hemp Hop Smokables with Rick Ross
- Snoop Dogg Joint Venture of Hemp-Derived Products
For investor inquiries, please contact:
Sandro Piancone, CEO
Investor Relations: [email protected]
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