This is the end of the road for the equity:
On September 16, 2014, NII Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) received a notice (the “Notice”) from the staff (the “Staff”) of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) indicating that the Staff intends to delist the Company’s securities from The NASDAQ Stock Market. The Notice was issued in accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rules 5101, 5110(b) and IM-5101-1 and states that the Staff’s determination is based on the Company’s announcement that it had filed for protection under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and the associated public interest concerns raised by the filing, concerns regarding the residual equity interest of the existing listed securities holders, and concerns about the Company’s ability to sustain compliance with all requirements for continued listing on The NASDAQ Stock Market, including in particular Listing Rule 5450(a)(1), which requires a minimum bid price of $1 per share.
The Notice states that, unless the Company requests an appeal of the determination, trading of the Company’s common stock will be suspended at the opening of business on September 25, 2014 and a Form 25-NSE will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which will remove the Company’s securities from listing and registration on The NASDAQ Stock Market. The Company currently anticipates that any plan of reorganization implemented in the bankruptcy proceeding would provide that holders of claims and interests with respect to its equity securities, or rights to acquire its equity securities, would be entitled to no recovery and that those claims and interests would be canceled for no consideration. If that were to occur, all of the value of investments in the Company’s common stock will be lost. For this reason, the Company does not intend to take any further action to appeal the Staff’s decision.