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): October 28, 2022





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)



(Commission File Number)


5430 Ferrier,

Town of Mount-Royal,



Québec, Canada


H4P 1M2

(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


(888) 873-0006

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Name of each exchange

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Common shares, no par value per share


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


On October 28, 2022, DAVIDsTEA Inc., a corporation incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Company”), received a letter from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”), notifying the Company that for the past 30 consecutive business days, the closing bid price per share of its common stock was below the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market, as required by Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the “Bid Price Rule”). As a result, the Company was notified by Nasdaq that it is not in compliance with the Bid Price Rule. Nasdaq has provided the Company with 180 calendar days, or until April 26, 2023, to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule. This notification has no immediate effect on the Company’s listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market or on the trading of the Company’s common stock.


To regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule, the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock must meet or exceed $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days during the 180-calendar day grace period. If the Company’s common stock does not regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule during this grace period, it may be eligible for an additional grace period of 180 calendar days provided that the Company satisfies Nasdaq’s continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market, other than the minimum bid price requirement, and provides written notice to Nasdaq of its intention to cure the delinquency during the second grace period, by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary. If the Company meets these requirements, Nasdaq will inform the Company that it has been granted an additional 180 calendar days. However, if it appears to Nasdaq staff that the Company will not be able to cure the deficiency, or if the Company is otherwise not eligible, Nasdaq will provide notice that the Company’s securities will be subject to delisting.


The Company intends to monitor the closing bid price of its common stock and may, if appropriate, evaluate various courses of action to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule.








Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.






Date: November 1, 2022


/s/ Frank Zitella



Frank Zitella



President, Chief Financial and Operating Officer