SOURCE: Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.

January 09, 2013 13:01 ET

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. Regains Compliance With NASDAQ Minimum Bid Price Requirements

RENO, NV--(Marketwire - Jan 9, 2013) - Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTI) today announced it has regained compliance with the minimum bid price requirement of NASDAQ Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the "Rule"). On Jan. 3, 2013, Altair received a letter from The NASDAQ Stock Market confirming that the closing bid price of the company's common stock has been at $1.00 per share or greater for at least 10 consecutive business days. 

On Jan. 6, 2012, Altair received notification from The NASDAQ Stock Market indicating the company was not in compliance with the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement for continued listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market, as set forth in the Rule. On July 6, 2012, the Company was granted an additional 180 days to regain compliance with the Rule, which was scheduled to expire on Jan. 2, 2013. As a result of satisfying the minimum bid price requirement, this matter is now closed.

About Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.
Altair is a leading provider of high-power, energy storage systems for the electric grid, industrial equipment and transportation markets. The company's lithium titanate technology is built on a proprietary nano-scale processing technology that creates high-power, rapid-charging battery systems with industry-leading performance and cycle life. Altair is headquartered in Reno, Nevada and maintains operations in Anderson, Indiana; Zhuhai, China; and Wu'an, China. For additional information, please visit:

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