SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
March 25, 2019
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
Federal Life Group, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
3750 West Deerfield Road
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (847) 520-1900
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 3.01|| |
Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
On March 25, 2019, Federal Life Group, Inc. (the Company) announced that it had given formal notice to the Nasdaq Stock Market of its intention to voluntarily delist its common stock from the Nasdaq Capital Market. The Company also announced its intention to deregister its common stock under Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act). The Company currently anticipates that it will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) a Form 25, Notification of Removal of Listing and/or Registration Under Section 12(b) the Exchange Act, relating to the delisting and deregistration on or about April 4, 2019, with the delisting of its common stock taking effect no earlier than ten days thereafter. As a result, the Company expects that the last trading day of its common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market will be on or about April 15, 2019, after which it will seek quotation of its shares on the OTC Pink Open Market. Further, on or about April 15, 2019, the Company intends to file a Form 15 with the SEC to suspend the Companys reporting obligations under Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act. These actions were authorized and approved by the Companys Board of Directors on March 21, 2019.
A copy of the press release dated March 25, 2019, giving details associated with the voluntary delisting, is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release issued by the Company on March 25, 2019|
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.
|FEDERAL LIFE GROUP, INC.|
|Dated: March 25, 2019||By:|
|William S. Austin|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Federal Life Group, Inc. Announces
Voluntary Delisting from the Nasdaq Capital Market
Riverwoods, Illinois, March 25, 2019. Federal Life Group, Inc. (the Company) (Nasdaq: FLF), the holding company of Federal Life Insurance Company, today announced that it has given formal notice to the Nasdaq Stock Market of its intention to voluntarily delist its common stock from the Nasdaq Capital Market and to deregister its common stock under Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act). The Company currently anticipates that it will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) a Form 25, Notification of Removal of Listing and/or Registration Under Section 12(b) the Exchange Act, relating to the delisting and deregistration on or about April 4, 2019, with the delisting of its common stock taking effect no earlier than ten days thereafter. As a result, the Company expects that the last trading day of its common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market will be on or about April 15, 2019.
Following the delisting, the Company anticipates that its common stock will be quoted on the OTC Pink Open Market (the Pink Sheets), a centralized electronic quotation service for over-the-counter securities, so long as market makers demonstrate an interest in trading in the Companys common stock. The Company intends to request to retain the trading symbol FLF. However, the Company can give no assurance that trading in its common stock will continue on the Pink Sheets or any other securities exchange or quotation medium.
Further, on or about April 15, 2019, the Company intends to file a Form 15 with the SEC to suspend the Companys reporting obligations under Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act.
The Companys Form S-1, declared effective by the SEC on November 6, 2018, relating to the Companys initial public offering discussed the additional financial, reporting and corporate governance requirements associated with being a listed, reporting company, and the significant commitment of additional expense and other resources that would be required. The disclosure went on to state that, as a result, the Company and the standby purchaser of shares would likely seek to delist the Companys shares from Nasdaq and end the Companys reporting obligations under the Exchange Act. In line with this disclosure, after review and careful consideration of the administrative burden and costs and benefits of being a listed, reporting company, the Company has made the decision to delist its common stock and suspend its reporting obligations under the Exchange Act. The savings derived from this change are expected to be financially meaningful.
When used in this Press Release, the words or phrases intends, anticipates, expected to be or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, changes in economic conditions in the Companys market area, changes in policies by regulatory agencies, fluctuations in interest rates, competition that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical earnings and those presently anticipated or projected, and other risks described in the Companys filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company advises readers that
the factors listed above could affect the Companys financial performance and could cause the Companys actual results for future periods to differ materially from any opinions or statements expressed with respect to future periods in any current statements. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to publicly release the result of any revision which may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.
William S. Austin
President and Chief Executive Officer