Birks Group Regains Compliance With NYSE American Continued Listing Standards

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The company announced that it is back in compliance with the NYSE American LLC (“NYSE American”) continued listing standards.

As previously reported, on August 13, 2020, the Company was notified by the NYSE American that it was not in compliance with the continued listing standards set forth in Section 1003(a)(ii) of the NYSE American Company Guide (the “Company Guide”). That section applies if a listed company has stockholders’ equity of less than U.S. $4.0 million and has reported losses from operations and/or net losses in three of its four most recent fiscal years. Furthermore, on December 9, 2020, the Company was notified by the NYSE American that it was not in compliance with the continued listing standards set forth in Section 1003(a)(i) of the Company Guide. That section applies if a listed company has stockholders’ equity of less than U.S. $2.0 million and has reported losses from operations and/or net losses in two of its three most recent fiscal years. Lastly, on June 25, 2021, the Company was notified by the NYSE American that it was not in compliance with the continued listing standards as set forth in Section 1003(a)(iii) of the Company Guide which applies if a listed company has stockholders’ equity of less than U.S. $6.0 million and has reported losses from operations and/or net losses in its five most recent fiscal years.

In accordance with the procedures and requirements of Section 1009 of the Company Guide, the Company submitted its plan of compliance on September 6, 2020, addressing how the Company intended to regain compliance with Section 1003(a)(ii) of the Company Guide. On October 22, 2020, NYSE American notified the Company that it accepted the compliance plan and granted the Company an extension for its continued listing until February 6, 2022 (the “Plan Period”). During the Plan Period, the Company submitted quarterly plan updates for review by the NYSE American, such quarterly updates were all accepted by the NYSE American.

As of February 7, 2022, the Company has stockholders’ equity of U.S. $7.1 million which is above the U.S. $6.0 million required to comply with Sections 1003(a)(i) through (iii) of the Company Guide as of the end of the Plan Period, and therefore has regained compliance with the NYSE American’s continued listing standards.

The Company continues to focus on the implementation of its strategic plan, including its merchandising strategies and tailored marketing campaigns, and to pursue its objective to make its Bijoux Birks fine jewellery into an international brand.

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