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):    October 15, 2018




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Florida    000-24575    59-3410234
(State or other jurisdiction    (Commission    (IRS Employer
of incorporation)    File Number)    Identification No.)


6575 West Loop South, Suite 500, Bellaire, TX   77401
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 832-241-6330



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Item 3.01

Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

On October 15, 2018, American Electric Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) received notice from The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) that the closing bid price for its common stock was below $1.00 for the last 30 consecutive business days and that we are therefore not in compliance with the minimum bid price requirement under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2).

The notice indicates that we will have 180 calendar days, until April 15, 2019, to regain compliance with this requirement if the closing bid price of our common stock is at least $1.00 for a minimum of ten consecutive business days during the 180-day period. The Company’s common stock will continue to trade on NASDAQ under the symbol AETI during this period.

If we do not regain compliance during the initial 180-day compliance period, we may be eligible for additional time to regain compliance. To qualify, we will be required to meet the continued listing requirement for market value of our publicly held shares and all other Nasdaq initial listing standards, except the bid price requirement, and will need to provide written notice to Nasdaq of our intention to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period. If we meet these requirements, we expect that Nasdaq will grant us an additional 180 calendar days to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. If it appears to Nasdaq that we will not be able to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period, or if we are otherwise not eligible, we expect that Nasdaq will notify us that our common stock will be subject to delisting.

The Company intends to resolve the situation to allow for continued listing on The Nasdaq Stock Market. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement or will otherwise be in compliance with other Nasdaq listing criteria.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: October 15, 2018     By:   /s/ William B. Brod
      William B. Brod
      Chief Financial Officer