AERWINS Technologies Announces Additional Staff Determination

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AERWINS Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AWIN) (“AERWINS” or “the Company”) today announced that on April 17, 2024, the Company received an Additional Staff Delisting Determination (the “Additional Staff Determination”) from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”). The Additional Staff Determination noted that the Company is now delinquent in filing its Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2023 (the “Form 10-K”), which additional delinquency may serve as a separate basis for the delisting of the Company’s securities from Nasdaq. The Additional Staff Determination notified the Company that the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “Panel”) will consider this matter in their decision regarding the Company’s continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market and that it should present its views with respect to this additional deficiency to the Panel in writing no later than April 24, 2024.

The Company encountered delays in its efforts to file the Form 10-K as a result of the previously reported discontinued operations of A.L.I. Technologies Inc., a Japanese corporation (“A.L.I.”) which is the Company’s wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, and as part of the Company’s operations, move to Los Angeles, California, and continued the development of a line of FAA-compliant manned and unmanned crafts for low-altitude flight. Following the discontinuation, on December 27, 2023, A.L.I. filed a voluntary bankruptcy petition with the Tokyo District Court, Civil Division 20, “Tokutei Kanzai Kakari” [Special Trusteeship Section], Case ID: No. 8234 of 2023 (Fu). A bankruptcy trustee was appointed on January 10, 2024, and proceedings have commenced. ALI’s discontinued operations include the manned air mobility business, including the further development of the XTURISMO limited edition hoverbike, the air mobility platform COSMOS (Centralized Operating System for Managing Open Sky), the computing power-sharing business, drone photography business and drone and artificial intelligence research and development business.

The Company expects to file the Form 10-K in the coming days.

Additional information about the Additional Determination can be found in the Company’s Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 23, 2024.

About AERWINS Technologies Inc.

AERWINS Technologies Inc., through its U.S.-based subsidiary, is redesigning a single-seat optionally Manned Air Vehicle (“MAV” or “Manned Air Vehicle”). We aim to align this vehicle with the stringent requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (“FAA”) Powered Ultra-Light Air Vehicle Category, setting a new standard for safe low-altitude manned flight.

For further information, please contact:

Kiran Sidhu
Chief Executive Officer
T: +1 (702) 527-1270

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