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): January 19, 2012 (January 13, 2012)
OPTIMUMBANK HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
2477 East Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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|Item 3.01||Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.|
On January 13, 2012, OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (the Company) received a written notice from the Listing Qualifications Staff of The Nasdaq Stock Market (the Staff) notifying the Company that it fails to comply with the independent director requirement set forth in Nasdaqs Listing Rule 5605(b)(1) (the Rule) due to the resignation of Larry Willis from the Companys board of directors on January 1, 2012. The Rule requires the board of directors to have a majority of members who are independent. As a result of Mr. Willis resignation, the Company has only three independent directors on its six member board.
In accordance with Listing Rule 5605(b)(1)(A), the Company will be provided a cure period in order to regain compliance with the Rule as follows: (a) the earlier of the Companys next annual shareholders meeting or January 1, 2013; or (b) if the next annual shareholders meeting is held before June 29, 2012, no later than June 29, 2012. The Company must submit to the Staff documentation, including biographies of any new directors, evidencing compliance with the Rule no later than the above deadline. If the Company cannot demonstrate compliance with the Rule by the above deadline, the Staff will provide written notice that the Companys common stock will be delisted. At that time, the Company may appeal the Staffs determination to delist its common stock to a Listing Qualifications panel.
The Company is actively seeking a qualified independent director to fill the vacancy on its board of directors.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|OPTIMUMBANK HOLDINGS, INC.|
|Richard L. Browdy|
|January 19, 2012||President and Chief Financial Officer|