Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE: GVA) (the “Company”) today announced that it has received an extension for continued listing and trading of the Company’s common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”).
The extension of an additional six months gives the Company until March 18, 2021 to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 (the “2019 Form 10-K”) and its subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q (the “2020 Form 10-Qs”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), subject to reassessment on an ongoing basis. The Company can regain compliance at any time before that date by filing its 2019 Form 10-K and 2020 Form 10-Qs with the SEC. The NYSE will continue to closely monitor the Company’s restatement process and timing, and could initiate accelerated trading suspension prior to the end of the six-month extension if that process fails to progress satisfactorily during the extension. In addition, in the event the Company does not file its 2019 Form 10-K and 2020 Form 10-Qs with the SEC by March 18, 2021, the NYSE will move forward with the initiation of suspension and delisting procedures.
As previously reported, the delay in filing the 2019 Form 10-K and 2020 Form 10-Qs is a result of the independent investigation of the Audit/Compliance Committee (the “Audit Committee”) of the Board of Directors of the Company.
Granite is America’s Infrastructure Company™. Incorporated since 1922, Granite (NYSE:GVA) is one of the largest diversified construction and construction materials companies in the United States as well as a full-suite provider in the transportation, water infrastructure and mineral exploration markets. Granite’s Code of Conduct and strong Core Values guide the Company and its employees to uphold the highest ethical standards. In addition to being one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for eleven consecutive years, Granite is an industry leader in safety and an award-winning firm in quality and sustainability. For more information, visit graniteconstruction.com, and connect with Granite on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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