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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 20, 2023

 

SPLASH BEVERAGE GROUP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
 
Nevada
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

 

001-40471   34-1720075
(Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

  1314 East Las Olas Blvd, Suite 221
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
 
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(954) 745-5815
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
 
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on
which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   SBEV   NYSE American LLC 
Warrants to purchase shares of common stock   SBEV-WT   NYSE American LLC

 

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

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 
 

 

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

 

On October 6, 2023, the Splash Beverage Group, Inc. (the “Company”) received a notification (the “Deficiency Letter”) from the staff at NYSE American LLC (“NYSE American”) that it was not in compliance with Section 1003(a)(i) of the continued listing standards set forth in the NYSE American Company Guide (the “Company Guide”), requiring a listed company to have stockholders’ equity of (i) at least $2.0 million if it has reported losses from continuing operations or net losses in two of its three most recent fiscal years. The Company submitted a proposed compliance plan to the NYSE American. Advising it of the actions it has or will take to regain compliance by April 6, 2025.

 

On December 20, 2023, the Company received a notification (the “Plan Letter”), with NYSE acceptance of the proposed plan and further deficiency notice. In the Plan Letter the NYSE indicated that in addition to Section 1003(a)(i) of the Company Guide, the Company was also not in compliance with Section 1003(a)(ii) of the Company Guide, requiring a listed company to have stockholders’ equity of at least $4.0 million if it has reported losses from continuing operations or net losses in three of its four most recent fiscal years.

 

If the Company is not in compliance with the continued listing standards by April 6, 2025 or if the Company does not make progress consistent with the Plan during the plan period, the NYSE American may commence delisting procedures.

 

Item 8.01 Other Events.

 

On January 26, 2024, the Company issued a press release relating to the matters described in Item 3.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits:

 

99.1 Press Release dated January 26, 2024
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

The Company cautions you that statements included in this Current Report on Form 8-K that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “indicates,” “will,” “intends,” “potential,” “suggests,” “assuming,” “designed” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the Company’s current beliefs and expectations. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company’s expectations regarding a period to comply with the Plan and applicable Exchange requirements, and actions of the Company and/or the Exchange to be taken with respect to matters discussed in the Deficiency Letter and the Plan Letter. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company that any of its plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this release due to the risks and uncertainties associated with continued listing on the Exchange, risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company’s business, and other risks described in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update this report to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. This caution is made under the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

 

 
 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

  SPLASH BEVERAGE GROUP, INC.
     
Dated: January 29, 2024 By: /s/ Robert Nistico
  Name:  Robert Nistico
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT 99.1

 

Splash Beverage Group Receives Notice of Plan Acceptance

  

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – January 26th, 2024 - Splash Beverage Group, Inc. (NYSE American: SBEV) (“Splash” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of leading beverage brands, today announced that it received notification from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) regarding its non-compliance with listing standards, as outlined in section 1009(e) of the NYSE Company Guide, outlined in the company’s 8-K disclosure and listed below.

 

While this news was expected due to market conditions affecting SBEV’s stock price, Splash is pleased to share that the NYSE has approved its comprehensive plan to regain compliance. We view this as a proactive step to ensure the long-term success of our company and enhance value for our shareholders.

 

The NYSE has granted Splash an extension until April 6, 2025, allowing for unencumbered trading on the NYSE and ample time to implement and execute the outlined measures. This extension reflects the acceptance of the NYSE in the company’s strategic approach and commitment to compliance in the near term. The NYSE will monitor Splash’s progress on the plan during this time.

 

Speaking of the plan’s approval, Robert Nistico, Chief Executive Officer of Splash Beverage Group, said “We are fully committed to meeting and exceeding the NYSE listing standards, and the approval of our compliance plan is a positive step forward for Splash and its shareholders. This extension provides us with the necessary time to continue to implement our strategic initiatives and positions us well for sustained performance.”

 

Splash remains focused on delivering value to our shareholders and stakeholders. We appreciate the ongoing support of our investors and look forward to updating them on our progress as we work towards achieving full compliance by the extended deadline.

 

Key Details from the 1/29/2024 Splash Beverage Group 8-K:

 

The noncompliance letter was sent on 6-October-23
The letter notified Splash that it was not in compliance with Section 1003(a)(i) of the continued listing standards set forth in the NYSE American Company Guide. Upon submission of the plan to the NYSE the Company was also notified that it was not in compliance with Section 1003(a)(ii) of the Company Guide.
The acceptance letter from the NYSE was sent on 20-December-2023

 

About Splash Beverage Group, Inc.

 

Splash Beverage Group, an innovator in the beverage industry, owns a growing portfolio of alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverage brands including Copa di Vino wine by the glass, SALT flavored tequilas, Pulpoloco sangria, and TapouT performance hydration and recovery drink. Splash’s strategy is to rapidly develop early-stage brands already in its portfolio as well as acquire and then accelerate brands that have high visibility or are innovators in their categories. Led by a management team that has built and managed some of the top brands in the beverage industry and led sales from product launch into the billions, Splash is rapidly expanding its brand portfolio and global distribution.

 

For more information visit: www.SplashBeverageGroup.com

 

 
 

 

Forward-Looking Statement

 

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. These forward-looking statements and factors that may cause such differences include, without limitation, the risks disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022, and in the Company’s other filings with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward- looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to update or publicly announce any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

 

Contact Information:

Splash Beverage Group

Info@SplashBeverageGroup.com

954-745-5815

 

 

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