HALIFAX, NS / ACCESSWIRE / January 23, 2024 / Meta Materials Inc. (the “Company” or “META”) (Nasdaq:MMAT), an advanced materials and nanotechnology company, today announced that it intends to effect a 1-for-100 reverse stock split (“Reverse Stock Split”) of its issued and outstanding common stock that will become effective at 12:01 AM PT on January 29, 2024. The Company’s common stock is therefore expected to begin trading on a split-adjusted basis when the market opens on January 29, 2024. The Company’s common stock will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “MMAT” but with a new CUSIP number 59134N302.
The Reverse Stock Split is part of the Company’s plan to regain compliance with the $1.00 per share minimum closing price required to maintain continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market.
The Reverse Stock Split was approved by the Board of Directors of the Company in accordance with Nevada law. As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every 100 shares of common stock issued and outstanding prior to the effective time will be automatically reclassified into one share of common stock with no change in the $0.001 par value per share. The exercise prices and the number of shares issuable upon exercise of outstanding stock options, equity awards and warrants, and the number of shares available for future issuance under the equity incentive plans will be adjusted in accordance with their respective terms. The Reverse Stock Split will affect all stockholders uniformly and will not alter any stockholder’s percentage interest in the Company’s equity.
No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split. Any fractional shares of common stock resulting from the Reverse Stock Split will be rounded up to the nearest whole post-split share and no stockholders will receive cash in lieu of fractional shares.
The Reverse Stock Split will reduce the number of outstanding shares of common stock from approximately 564 million to approximately 5.64 million shares and also proportionately reduce the number of authorized shares of common stock from 1 billion to 10 million shares.
About Meta Materials Inc.
Meta Materials Inc. (META) is an advanced materials and nanotechnology company. We develop new products and technologies using innovative sustainable science. Advanced materials can improve everyday products that surround us, making them smarter and more sustainable. META® technology platforms enable global brands to develop new products to improve performance for customers in aerospace and defense, consumer electronics, 5G communications, batteries, authentication, automotive and clean energy. Learn more at www.metamaterial.com.
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