Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
April 19, 2019 (April 16, 2019)

 (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

94 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke HM08, Bermuda

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

(441) 298-4900
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

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Item 3.01
Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing
On April 16, 2019, Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (the “Company”) received a letter from the listing qualifications department staff of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”), notifying the Company that for the last 30 consecutive business days the bid price of the Company’s common stock had closed below $1.00 per share, the minimum closing bid price required by the continued listing requirements of NASDAQ set forth in Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) (the “Rule”). In accordance with Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has 180 calendar days, or until October 14, 2019, to regain compliance with the Rule (the “Compliance Period”). To regain compliance, the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock must be at least $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days during the Compliance Period after which ten consecutive business days, NASDAQ will provide the Company with written notice confirming compliance and the matter would be closed. If the Company chooses to implement a reverse stock split, the Company must complete the split no later than ten (10) business days prior to October 14, 2019, in order to regain compliance. If the Company does not regain compliance by October 14, 2019, NASDAQ will provide written notification to the Company that its common stock may be delisted. At that time, the Company may appeal NASDAQ’s decision to a Listing Qualifications Panel, which will stay the delisting until a decision is rendered subsequent to the appeal hearing. Alternatively, the Company may submit an application on or before October 14, 2019 to transfer its securities to The NASDAQ Capital Market. Following submission of the application, the Company may be eligible for an additional 180-day period to regain compliance if it meets the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards, with the exception of the bid price requirement, for The NASDAQ Capital Market, and provides written notice to NASDAQ of its intention to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period by effecting a reverse stock split if necessary.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
April 19, 2019

/s/ Denis M. Butkovic
Denis M. Butkovic
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and