LEXINGTON, Mass., Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulmatrix, Inc. ("Pulmatrix," the "Company," "we," "our" or "us") (NASDAQ: PULM) today announced a 1-for-10 reverse split of its common stock, effective as of 5:00 pm Eastern Time, February 5, 2019. Beginning on February 6, 2019, the Company's common stock will trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market on a split adjusted basis.
At the Company's 2018 annual meeting of stockholders on June 5, 2018, the Company's stockholders authorized the Board of Directors, in its discretion but prior to the annual meeting of our stockholders in 2019, to amend the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company to effect a reverse stock split at a ratio in the range of 1-for-4 to 1-for-10.
Upon effectiveness, the reverse stock split will cause a reduction in the number of shares of common stock outstanding and issuable upon the conversion of the Company's outstanding shares of preferred stock and the exercise of its outstanding stock options and warrants in proportion to the ratio of the reverse stock split and will cause a proportionate increase in the conversion and exercise prices of such preferred stock, stock options and warrants. The number of shares of common stock issuable upon exercise or vesting of outstanding stock options and warrants will be rounded up to the nearest whole share.
The Company's common stock will continue to trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "PULM." The new CUSIP number for the common stock following the reverse stock split is 74584P 202.
The number of authorized shares of the Company's common stock will remain at 200,000,000, while the number of outstanding shares will be reduced from approximately 63.2 million to 6.3 million. No fractional shares will be issued following the reverse stock split.
Registered stockholders holding their shares of common stock in book-entry or through a bank, broker or other nominee form do not need to take any action in connection with the reverse stock split. For those stockholders holding physical stock certificates, the Company's transfer agent, Vstock Transfer, LLC, will send instructions for exchanging those certificates for new certificates representing the post-split number of shares. Vstock Transfer, LLCcan be reached at (212) 828-8436.
Additional information about the reverse stock split can be found in the Company's definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 26, 2018, a copy of which is also available at www.sec.gov or at www.pulmatrix.com under the SEC Filings tab located on the Investors page.
Pulmatrix is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled therapies to address serious pulmonary disease using its patented iSPERSE™ technology. The Company's proprietary product pipeline is focused on advancing treatments for serious lung diseases, including Pulmazole, an inhaled anti-fungal for patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis ("ABPA"), and PUR1800, a narrow spectrum kinase inhibitor for patients with obstructive lung diseases including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ("COPD"). Pulmatrix's product candidates are based on iSPERSE™, its proprietary engineered dry powder delivery platform, which seeks to improve therapeutic delivery to the lungs by maximizing local concentrations and reducing systemic side effects to improve patient outcomes.
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Robert Clarke, CEO
William Duke, CFO
SOURCE Pulmatrix, Inc.