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Washington, D.C. 20549







Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)

 July 21, 2022



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)



(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


001-40400   46-1942864
(Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)


1400 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX   78701
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


(209) 651-0172

(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 Trading Symbols Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 DBGI The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each exercisable to purchase one share of Common Stock DBGIW The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).


Emerging growth company x


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


On July 21, 2022, Digital Brands Group, Inc. (the “Company”) received a determination letter (the “Letter”) from the staff (the “Staff”) of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) stating that the Company has not regained compliance with the Market Value of Listed Securities (“MVLS”) Standard, since the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), was below the $35 million minimum MVLS requirement for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(2) (the “MLVS Rule”) and had not been at least $35 million for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days at any time during the 180-day grace period granted to the Company. As previously disclosed, the Company was initially notified by the Staff on January 19, 2022 that the minimum MVLS for the Company’s Common Stock was below the $35 million minimum MVLS requirement for the previous 30 consecutive business days, and in accordance with the Nasdaq Listing Rules, the Company was provided 180 calendar days, or until July 18, 2022, to regain compliance with the MVLS Rule.


Pursuant to the Letter, unless the Company requests a hearing to appeal this determination by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 28, 2022, the Company’s Common Stock will be delisted from The Nasdaq Capital Market, trading of the Company’s Common Stock will be suspended at the opening of business on August 1, 2022, and a Form 25-NSE will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which will remove the Company’s securities from listing and registration on Nasdaq.


On July 27, 2022, the Company requested a hearing before the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “Panel”) to appeal the Letter on July 21, 2022. A hearing request will stay the suspension of trading of the Company’s Common Stock, and the Company’s Common Stock will continue to trade on The Nasdaq Capital Market until the hearing process concludes and the Panel issues a written decision.


There can be no assurance that the Panel will grant the Company’s request for a suspension of delisting or continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market. If the Company’s Common Stock ceases to be listed for trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market, the Company would expect that its Common Stock would be traded on one of the three tiered marketplaces of the OTC Markets Group.







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: July 27, 2022    
  By: /s/ John Hilburn Davis IV
  Name: John Hilburn Davis IV
  Title: President and Chief Executive Officer