WATSONVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE:GVA) today provides an update regarding its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 (the “Form 10-K”).
As reported by Granite in its Form 12b-25 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 3, 2020, the Company was unable to file its Form 10-K within the prescribed time period without unreasonable effort or expense due to Granite’s Audit/Compliance Committee investigation, assisted by independent counsel, of prior-period reporting for the Heavy Civil Operating Group. The extension period provided under Rule 12b-25 expired on March 17, 2020. In the Company’s Form 12b-25 it disclosed that, while there could be no assurances, the Company was working to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K by March 17, 2020, however, the investigation has not yet concluded and the Company requires additional time to complete its financial statements.
Once the investigation has concluded, the Company will work diligently to complete its financial statements in order to be able to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 with the SEC as soon as possible.
Due to the delayed filing of the Form 10-K, the Company expects to receive a notice from the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) indicating that the Company is not in compliance with Section 802.01E of the NYSE Listed Company Manual. Under the NYSE’s rules, the Company will have six months from March 17, 2020 to file the Form 10-K with the SEC. The Company can regain compliance with the NYSE continued listing requirements at any time before that date by filing the Form 10-K with the SEC. If the Company fails to file the Form 10-K before the NYSE’s six-month compliance deadline, the NYSE may grant, at its sole discretion, an extension of up to six additional months for the Company to regain compliance, depending on the specific circumstances.
Granite is America’s Infrastructure Company™. Incorporated since 1922, Granite (NYSE:GVA) is one of the largest diversified construction and construction materials companies in the United States as well as a full-suite provider in the transportation, water infrastructure and mineral exploration markets. Granite’s Code of Conduct and strong Core Values guide the Company and its employees to uphold the highest ethical standards. In addition to being one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for eleven consecutive years, Granite is an industry leader in safety and an award-winning firm in quality and sustainability. For more information, visit graniteconstruction.com, and connect with Granite on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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