SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 20, 2014
NICHOLAS FINANCIAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|British Columbia, Canada||0-26680||8736-3354|
(State or other jurisdiction
2454 McMullen Booth Road, Building C
Clearwater, Florida 33759
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
As previously disclosed, Nicholas Financial, Inc. (the Company) (NASDAQ: NICK) appealed the determination by the staff of The NASDAQ Stock Market (Nasdaq) to delist the Companys Common Shares from The NASDAQ Global Select Market. On May 20, 2014, Nasdaq advised the Company that the hearing panel (the Panel) handling such appeal granted the Companys request for continued listing subject to the condition that, on or before August 31, 2014, the Company informs the Panel that the Company has solicited proxies and held an annual meeting of shareholders.
As previously reported, the Company intends to hold an annual general meeting of shareholders on July 30, 2014. The record date for such annual general meeting of shareholders is June 24, 2014. The Company currently anticipates mailing a proxy statement and related materials on or about June 30, 2014 to shareholders entitled to vote at the annual general meeting of shareholders.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.
|NICHOLAS FINANCIAL, INC.|
Date: May 23, 2014
|Peter L. Vosotas|
|Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer|
|(Principal Executive Officer)|
Date: May 23, 2014
|Ralph T. Finkenbrink|
|Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|(Principal Financial Officer and Accounting Officer)|