TROY, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded towing and trailering equipment, today announced that the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) notified the Company that it has accepted Horizon’s business plan to regain compliance with the NYSE continued listing standards.
Horizon Global President and CEO Carl Bizon commented, “We are pleased that NYSE has accepted our plan to regain compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing standards. We believe this is a positive endorsement of the Company’s recently announced plans for 2019 that include business improvement in our Americas segment, turnaround efforts in Europe-Africa, and ongoing strong performance from Asia-Pacific. Our global team’s collective efforts remain focused on delivering improved profitability and operating performance to drive improved market valuation. We look forward to working proactively with the NYSE through a process of quarterly reviews to demonstrate achievement of the continued listing standards, as we also drive improved performance in our business and deliver value to our shareholders.”
On January 3, 2019, the Company received a letter from the NYSE informing the Company of its non-compliance with the NYSE continued listing standards because the Company’s average market capitalization over a recent consecutive 30-day-trading period had been less than $50,000,000, and at the same time, stockholders’ equity was less than $50,000,000. With the acceptance of the Company’s business plan, Horizon Global is now within the 18-month plan period to regain compliance, with the plan period expected to conclude on or before July 3, 2020.
About Horizon Global
Horizon Global is the #1 designer, manufacturer and distributor of a wide variety of high-quality, custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management and other related accessory products in North America, Australia and Europe. The Company serves OEMs, retailers, dealer networks and the end consumer as the category leader in the automotive, leisure and agricultural market segments. Horizon provides its customers with outstanding products and services that reflect the Company's commitment to market leadership, innovation and operational excellence. The Company’s mission is to utilize forward-thinking technology to develop and deliver best-in-class products for our customers, engage with our employees and realize value creation for our shareholders.
Horizon Global is home to some of the world’s most recognized brands in the towing and trailering industry, including: BULLDOG, Draw-Tite, Fulton, Hayman Reese, Reese, ROLA, Tekonsha, and Westfalia. Horizon Global has approximately 4,300 employees in 58 facilities across 21 countries.
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