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Sharper Image Facing De-Listing

4/24/2007 09:00:00 AM Eastern

San Francisco — Sharper Image, the struggling novelty CE gift chain, is facing de-listing from the Nasdaq Global Market stock exchange for failure to file its 10-K annual report on time.

The delay — caused by the preparation of additional regulatory filings in March following an audit of stock option and accounting practices — would put it in non-compliance with Nasdaq regulations.

The company said it plans to request a hearing before Nasdaq and will remain listed pending a decision by the exchange. It now expects to file its 10-K by May 31.

The chain’s net sales fell 45 percent in March to $22.1 million while same-store sales fell 29 percent.