NeoStem (NBS) Approves One-for-Ten Reverse Stock Split

July 12, 2013 7:35 AM EDT
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NeoStem, Inc. (AMEX: NBS) announced that it is effecting a 1-for-10 reverse stock split of its common stock which will be effective for trading purposes as of the commencement of trading on July 16, 2013. As of that date, each 10 shares of issued and outstanding common stock and equivalents will be converted into 1 share of common stock. In addition, at the market open on July 16, 2013, the common stock will trade under a new CUSIP number 640650404 although the Company's ticker symbol, NBS, will remain unchanged.

The number of outstanding common shares will be reduced from 196,643,748 to approximately 19.7 million. The number of authorized shares and the par value per share will remain unchanged. No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the reverse stock split. Holders of fractional shares will be paid out in cash for the fractional portion with the Company's overall exposure for such payouts consisting of a nominal amount. The number of outstanding options and warrants will be adjusted accordingly, with outstanding options being reduced from 26,366,633 to approximately 2.6 million and outstanding warrants being reduced from 54,297,826 to approximately 5.4 million. NeoStem stockholders will receive instructions from its transfer agent, Continental Stock Transfer and Trust Company, as to procedures for exchanging existing stock certificates for new certificates or book-entry shares and for the receipt of cash proceeds in lieu of fractional shares.

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