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InnSuites Hospitality Trust (IHT) Receives Notice of Non Compliance From NYSE Amex

  • InnSuites Hospitality Trust
  • 10.05.10
On September 30, 2010, InnSuites Hospitality Trust (the Trust) received a letter from the NYSE Amex LLC (the NYSE Amex) informing the Trust that the staff of the NYSE Amex's Corporate Compliance Department has determined that the Trust is not in compliance with Section 1003(a)(ii) of the NYSE Amex Company Guide due to the Trust having stockholders' equity of less than $4.0 million.

The NYSE Amex's letter informed the Trust that, to maintain its listing, it must submit a plan of compliance by November 1, 2010, addressing how it intends to regain compliance with the NYSE Amex's continued listing standards within a maximum of 18 months.  The NYSE Amex's letter provides that if the plan submitted by the Trust is accepted by the NYSE Amex, the Trust may be able to continue its listing during the 18-month plan period, during which time it will be subject to periodic review to determine whether it is making progress consistent with the Trust's plan.

The Trust has been monitoring its stockholders' equity and reviewing potential actions that can be taken to increase its stockholders' equity to maintain compliance with the NYSE Amex's continued listing standards.  The Trust intends to submit a proposed plan of compliance to the NYSE Amex by the deadline of November 1, 2010.

Certain matters within this press release may be discussed using forward-looking language as specified in the 1995 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act and InnSuites Hospitality Trust intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe-harbor created thereby.  Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited t (i) the declaration or payment of dividends; (ii) the leasing, management or operation of the hotels; (iii) the adequacy of reserves for renovation and refurbishment; (iv) the Trust's financing plans; (v) the Trust's position regarding investments, acquisitions, developments, financings, conflicts of interest and other matters; (vi) the Trust's plans and expectations regarding future sales of hotel properties; and (vii) trends affecting the Trust's or any hotel's financial condition or results of operations. InnSuites Hospitality Trust cautions that these statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results or performance to differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements contained herein.  Such risks include, but are not limited t a) local or national economic and business conditions, including, without limitation, conditions which may affect public securities markets generally, the hospitality industry or the markets in which the Trust operates or will operate, b) fluctuations in hotel occupancy rates; c) changes in room rental rates which may be charged by InnSuites Hotels in response to market rental rate changes or otherwise; d) seasonality of our business; e) interest rate fluctuations; f) changes in governmental regulations, including federal income tax laws and regulations; g) competition; h) any changes in the Trust's financial condition or operating results due to acquisitions or dispositions of hotel properties; i) insufficient resources to pursue our current strategies; j) concentration of our investments in the InnSuites HotelsĀ® brand; k) loss of franchise contracts; l) real estate and hospitality market conditions; m) hospitality industry factors, n) our ability to meet present and future debt service obligations; o) terrorist attacks or other acts of war; p) outbreaks of communicable diseases; q) natural disasters; and r) loss of key personnel.

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