Apparel company Hampshire Group has asked the Nasdaq stock exchange to extend the deadline for its quarterly filing for the three months to 30 September.

Nasdaq has already extended until 15 December the company's deadline for filing its report for the previous quarter.

Hampshire sacked its CEO Ludwig Kuttner and treasurer Charles Clayton two months ago following the discovery of questionable expense reports totalling US$1.5m.

If the company fails to meet its Nasdaq deadlines and is not given a second extension its stock could be deslisted.