Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) stock is now in danger of delisting from the New York Stock Exchange as it fails to meet the exchanges minimum price criteria.
“The New York Stock Exchange notified Credit Suisse on May 1… that it is no longer in compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing minimum price criteria,” Credit Suisse said in a statement end of the month.
Credit Suisse stock is currently down more than -73% this year-to-date, currently trading at $0.82 per share.
Under NYSE rules, shares must trade for at least $1.00 for 30 consecutive days to qualify for listing.
“Credit Suisse expects that the deficiency will be cured upon completion of the acquisition by UBS,” which will mean its own shares are exchanged for UBS stock and delisted in New York, the statement said.
“Upon consummation of the acquisition, UBS will be the surviving entity.
In connection with the acquisition, Credit Suisse’s ordinary shares underlying its American Depositary Shares will be exchanged for the right to receive a fraction of a UBS ordinary share and as a result delisted from the NYSE.”
In April, Credit Suisse Investors said they wanted the board of directors in jail after they blocked executive pay plans during the final ever annual meeting.
According to The Guardian, shareholders used most of the nearly five-hour annual general meeting in Zurich – the last in the 167-year-old bank’s history – to voice fury over poor management, hitting out at excessive pay for “incompetent and greedy” bankers who they said took too many risks and endangered Switzerland’s economic prosperity.
In November of 2022, the bank warned investors in a 6-K filing of potential losses due to naked short covering.
Credit Suisse took a massive hit of $4.09 billion in Q3 and hinted at occurring losses in an upturn in markets.
The bank hired 20 banks for a $4 billion injection in effort to pivot from Q3’s disaster and also postponed publication of its annual report earlier this year, per Reuters.
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Credit Suisse Bankers Resign by the Hundreds
Bankers at Credit Suisse are quickly throwing in the towel as hundreds of resignations hit the distressed bank.
Swiss newspaper Blick reported earlier on Wednesday that each day around 150 people worldwide were resigning from Credit Suisse while one of the two people said they saw about 200 resignations a week.
Credit Suisse bankers, worried about their future are seeking safer employment at competitors, one person said.
People familiar with the matter declined to be named because they are not authorized to speak publicly, per Reuters.
UBS (NYSE:UBS) agreed on March 19 to take over its smaller Swiss rival as part of a rescue arranged by the Swiss authorities after a bout of market turmoil brought the struggling lender to the brink of collapse.
Credit Suisse said in April that the bank’s “employee attrition has been higher over the last year,” and that it had just over 48,000 full-time employees at the end of the first quarter and reported 50,480 full-time staff at the end of 2022.
UBS management has also said it would set a “very high bar” when deciding whether to retain any of Credit Suisse’s investment banking staff.
UBS has said it plans to wind down Credit Suisse’s investment bank, which employs about 17,000 staff, and the Swiss state has pledged 9 billion Swiss franc in guarantees to cover potential losses from the operation.
No day passes without receiving a goodbye email from someone across the bank, one of the two people said.
At the investment bank, calls are often unanswered, he added.
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