BEIJING - April 11, 2014 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // - IFM Investments Limited (NYSE: CTC) ("Century 21 China Real Estate" or the "Company"), a leading comprehensive real estate services provider and the exclusive franchisor for the CENTURY 21® brand in China, today announced that it received a notice from the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. ("NYSE") that it is not in compliance with one of the continued listing standards of the NYSE. The Company is considered below the NYSE's continued listing criteria because its total market capitalization has been less than $50 million over a 30-trading-day period and its stockholders' equity is less than $50 million.
The Company has notified the NYSE that it plans to submit a business plan (the "Plan") within 90 days from the receipt of the NYSE notice that demonstrates its ability to regain compliance with the NYSE's continued listing standards within 18 months. In the event that the NYSE accepts the Plan, the Company will be subject to quarterly monitoring for compliance with the Plan and the Company's ADSs will continue to be listed and traded on the NYSE during such 18-month cure period subject to its compliance with other NYSE continued listing standards. In the event that the NYSE does not accept the Plan, the Company will be subject to suspension and delisting procedures. The Company will continue to communicate with the NYSE to keep it apprised of the Company's plans to achieve compliance and progress in that regard.
The Company's business operations and SEC reporting requirements are not affected by the receipt of the aforementioned notice from the NYSE.
IFM Investments Limited ("Century 21 China Real Estate" or "CTC") is a leading comprehensive real estate services provider and the exclusive franchisor for the CENTURY 21® brand in China. CTC primarily focuses on China's fast-growing and highly fragmented secondary real estate market, providing company-owned brokerage services, franchise services, mortgage management services, primary services, commercial services and fund management services. CTC has experienced substantial growth since it commenced operations in 2000, and received numerous awards and recognition as franchisor and real estate services provider for its service quality and business achievements. Century 21 China Real Estate became a public company in January 2010 and its ADSs, each of which represents 45 ordinary shares of CTC, currently trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CTC." For more information about CTC, please visit http://www.century21cn.com/english.
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