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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 25, 2023



Advantage Solutions Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)






15310 Barranca Parkway, Suite 100


Irvine, California



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (949) 797-2900


Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class




Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share




NASDAQ Global Select Market

Warrants exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share




NASDAQ Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

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Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

On January 25, 2023, Advantage Solutions Inc. (the “Company”) received a written notification from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) regarding its noncompliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5605(c)(2) (“Rule 5605”), which requires, among other things, that the Audit Committee (the “Audit Committee”) of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) be comprised of a minimum of three independent directors. As previously disclosed on November 23, 2022, Ronald Blaylock, one of the Company’s directors, ceased serving on the Audit Committee as of November 23, 2022, and as a result, the Company’s Audit Committee is currently comprised of only two independent directors resulting in the noncompliance. In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5605(c)(4), the Company is granted a cure period in order to regain compliance with Rule 5605 lasting until (a) the earlier of the Company’s next annual stockholders’ meeting or November 23, 2023, or (b) if the next annual stockholders’ meeting is held before May 22, 2023, May 22, 2023. The Company intends to appoint a third independent director to the Audit Committee, and thereby regain compliance with Rule 5605, prior to the end of the cure period.



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 thereunto duly authorized.










January 27, 2023


/s/ Brian Stevens




Brian Stevens
Chief Financial Officer and
Chief Operating Officer


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