Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.: Form 8-K - Filed by newsfilecorp.com

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

___________________________

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  October 1, 2019

NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Florida

000-31203

98-0171860

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

(Commission

File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

President Place, 4th Floor, Cnr. Jan Smuts Avenue and Bolton Road

Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa

(Address of principal executive offices)

(ZIP Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  +27-11-343-2000

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

[ ] Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

[ ] Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, par value $0.001 per share

UEPS

NASDAQ Global Select Market

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 [ ]

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. [ ]


Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

On October 1, 2019, Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC ("Nasdaq") stating that Nasdaq has determined that the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) due to the Company's failure to timely file its Annual Report on Form 10-K (the "Form 10-K") for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").

Nasdaq has informed the Company that the Company must submit a plan of compliance (the "Plan") within 60 calendar days, or December 2, 2019, addressing how it intends to regain compliance with Nasdaq's listing rules and, if Nasdaq accepts the Plan, it may grant an extension of up to 180 calendar days from the Form 10-K original filing due date, or until March 30, 2020, to regain compliance. The Company intends to file its Form 10-K as soon as practicable and, in any event, within the 60-day period referenced above, and thereby regain compliance with the Nasdaq continued listing requirements and eliminate the need for the Company to submit a Plan.

A press release, dated October 3, 2019, disclosing the Company's receipt of the Nasdaq notification letter is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 (d)  Exhibits

Exhibit No.

 

Description

99.1

 

Press Release, dated October 3, 2019.



SIGNATURES

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.

 

NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Date: October 3, 2019

By: /s/ Alex M.R. Smith

Name: Alex M.R. Smith

Title:  Chief Financial Officer

 

 



Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.: Exhibit 99.1 - Filed by newsfilecorp.com

Net1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. receives Nasdaq notice regarding late Form 10-K filing

JOHANNESBURG, October 3, 2019 - Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: UEPS, JSE: NT1) ("Net1" or the "Company") today announced that on October 1, 2019, it received a delinquency notification letter from the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC ("Nasdaq") indicating that the Company was not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1), because it had not timely filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019 (the "Form 10-K"). The Nasdaq notice has no immediate effect on the listing or trading of the Company's common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

As announced in a press release on October 1, 2019, the Company is experiencing a temporary delay in the filing of its Form 10-K to assess the potential impact on the Company's financial statements of the ruling made by the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa on September 30, 2019 requiring the Company to repay certain implementation costs paid to the Company by SASSA in 2014.

Nasdaq has informed the Company that it must submit a plan of compliance (the "Plan") within 60 calendar days, or December 2, 2019, addressing how it intends to regain compliance with Nasdaq's listing rules and, if Nasdaq accepts the Plan, it may grant an extension of up to 180 calendar days from the Form 10-K original filing due date, or until March 30, 2020, to regain compliance. The Company intends to file its Form 10-K as soon as practicable and, in any event, within the 60-day period referenced above, and thereby regain compliance with the Nasdaq continued listing requirements and eliminate the need for the Company to submit a Plan.

About Net1 (www.net1.com)

Net1 is a leading provider of transaction processing services, financial inclusion products and services and secure payment technology. Net1 operates market-leading payment processors in South Africa and the Republic of Korea. Net1 offers debit, credit and prepaid processing and issuing services for all major payment networks. In South Africa, Net1 provides innovative low-cost financial inclusion products, including banking, lending and insurance and through DNI is a leading distributor of mobile subscriber starter packs for Cell C, a South African mobile network operator. Net1 leverages its strategic equity investments in Finbond and Bank Frick (both regulated banks), and Cell C to introduce products to new customers and geographies. Net1 has a primary listing on NASDAQ (NasdaqGS: UEPS) and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: NT1). Visit www.net1.com for additional information about Net1.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release regarding the plans, intentions or expectations of management are forward-looking statements. The Company may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in its forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements that the Company makes. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: the impact of the ruling on the Company's financial statements, the timing of the finalization of the Company's financial statements and filing of the Form 10-K, the impact of the delinquent filing on the Company's share price, the ability of the Company to meet the continued listing requirements of Nasdaq, as well as other factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control, included in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, as such Risk Factors may be updated from time to time in subsequent reports. The Company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Investor Relations Contact:

Dhruv Chopra

Group Vice President, Investor Relations

Phone: +1 917-767-6722

Email: dchopra@net1.com

Media Relations Contact:

Bridget von Holdt

SVP, Business Director - BCW

Phone: +27-82-610-0650

Email: bridget.vonholdt@bcw-global.com