Zion Oil & Gas Receives Nasdaq Listing Extension Until June 26, 2020

DALLAS and CAESAREA, Israel, March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZN) announces the Nasdaq Hearing Panel granted the request of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. for continued listing on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC.

The Nasdaq Hearing Panel communicated this by letter dated March 13, 2020. The continued listing is subject to Zion Oil & Gas demonstrating compliance with the minimum $1.00 bid price requirement set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2), on or before June 26, 2020.

In order for Zion to comply with the requirement by Nasdaq, Zion must have a closing bid price of at least $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days, on or before June 26, 2020.

Zion is diligently working to comply with the Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2); however, there can be no assurance that it will be able to do so.

Zion has completed the purchase of a drilling rig and related equipment (see Press Release dated March 18, 2020). Also, Zion has incorporated two wholly owned subsidiaries, Zion Drilling, Inc. and Zion Drilling Services, Inc., for the operation of the rig in Israel.

Zion Oil & Gas, a public company traded on NASDAQ (ZN), explores for oil and gas onshore in Israel on their 99,000-acre Megiddo-Jezreel license area.

“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Deuteronomy 31:8

“Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world. Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”
Isaiah 12:5-6

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Policymakers will need to keep providing support in order to provide liquidity to the financial system, said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial in Newark, New Jersey.

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And Thursday’s gains did little to restore the markets after the pounding stocks have suffered in the past month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average erased virtually the last of its gains under Trump’s presidency on Wednesday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 188.27 points, or 0.95%, to 20,087.19, the S&P 500 gained 11.29 points, or 0.47%, to 2,409.39 and the Nasdaq Composite added 160.73 points, or 2.3%, to 7,150.58.

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Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 2.64-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 3.21-to-1 ratio favored advancers.

The S&P 500 posted three new 52-week highs and 94 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 13 new highs and 569 new lows.

Volume on U.S. exchanges was 17.08 billion shares, compared to the 15 billion average for the full session over the last 20 trading days. (Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch in New York; Additional reporting by Medha Singh and Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler and Will Dunham)

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