SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 4, 2020
FRANCESCA’S HOLDINGS CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
|001-35239||(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)||20-8874704|
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
8760 Clay Road,
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||
|Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $.01 per share||FRAN*||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC*|
*On December 4, 2020, Francesca’s Holding Corporation (the “Company”) was notified by the Listing Qualifications Department staff of The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) that it had determined to commence proceedings to delist the Company’s common stock from Nasdaq.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company o
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o
|Item 3.01||Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.|
On December 4, 2020, Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (the “Company”) received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department staff of the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that, as a result of its and its subsidiaries’ commencement of voluntary cases for relief under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and, in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rules 5101, 5110(b) and IM-5101-1, the staff of Nasdaq has determined that trading of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), will be suspended from Nasdaq at the opening of business on December 15, 2020, and a Form 25-NSE will be filed with the SEC, which will become effective 10 days after such filing and will remove the Common Stock from listing and registration on Nasdaq. The Company does not intend to appeal Nasdaq’s determination.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|FRANCESCA’S HOLDINGS CORPORATION|
|Date: December 7, 2020||By:||/s/ Cindy Thomassee|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|