SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): February 6, 2018
CENTURY CASINOS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction(Commission(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)File Number) Identification Number)
455 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 210, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code:719-527-8300
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Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
On February 6, 2018, Century Casinos, Inc. (the “Company”) notified The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) that Robert S. Eichberg, an independent director of the Company, the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), and a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board, passed away on February 3, 2018. As a result of Mr. Eichberg’s death, the Board is no longer comprised of a majority of independent directors and the Audit Committee of the Board is no longer comprised of at least three independent directors, as required for continued listing by Nasdaq Listing Rules 5605(b)(1) and 5605(c)(2)(A), respectively.
In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rules 5605(b)(1)(A) and 5605(c)(4)(B), a company has until the earlier of its next annual shareholders’ meeting or one year from the occurrence of the vacancy to regain compliance; provided, however, that if a company’s annual shareholders’ meeting occurs no later than 180 days following the vacancy, the company shall instead have up to 180 days from such vacancy to regain compliance. As a result, the Company must regain compliance with the Nasdaq Listing Rules by 180 days from such vacancy, which is approximately August 2, 2018.
The Board and the Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board are working to identify director candidates to fill the vacancy, and the Board intends to appoint a new director who satisfies the independence and audit committee member requirements of the Nasdaq Listing Rules prior to the expiration of the cure period described above.
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.
Century Casinos, Inc.
Date: February 6, 2018By: /s/ Margaret Stapleton
Executive Vice President and Principal Financial/Accounting Officer