Colorado Springs, CO – December 2, 2016 – root9B Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: RTNB) (“Company”) today announced a one-for-fifteen (1:15) reverse split of its issued and outstanding common stock. The one-for-fifteen reverse stock split is expected to become effective prior to the beginning of trading on December 5, 2016, at which time the Company’s common stock should begin trading on a split-adjusted basis. The Company’s common stock will continue to trade on the OTCQB. The new symbol will be RTNBD. The “D” will be removed in 20 business days and the symbol will revert back to RTNB.
The Company also announced that it has changed its name to root9B Holdings, Inc. and effective December 5, 2016 will relocate its corporate headquarters from Charlotte, NC to the current headquarters of root9B, its wholly owned cybersecurity subsidiary, in Colorado Springs, CO. The reverse split, name change, and headquarters relocation are part of a series of initiatives associated with the Company’s ongoing transition into a pure-play cybersecurity firm focused on the operations of root9B.
As previously announced, the Company’s stockholders granted the Board of Directors the authority to affect the reverse stock split within the range of 1:9 to 1:18 at a Special Meeting of Stockholders held on October 24, 2016. The Company anticipates that the reverse split will allow the Company to pursue a listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The Company believes that a listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market would make its common stock more attractive to a broader range of institutional and other investors.
When the reverse stock split becomes effective, every fifteen shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock will be converted into one share of common stock. No fractional shares will be issued; instead, holders of record who would otherwise be entitled to a fractional share will receive cash in lieu of such fractional share. The reverse stock split will not impact any stockholder’s ownership percentage of the Company or voting power, except for any effects resulting from the treatment of fractional shares.
Following the reverse split, the number of outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock will be reduced from approximately 84.4 million to approximately 5.6 million. Additionally, the number of authorized shares of the Company’s common stock will decrease from 125,000,000 to 30,000,000.
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 September 16, 2016, a copy of which is available at www.sec.gov.
Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company will act as exchange agent for the reverse stock split, and can be reached at (212) 509-4000 or www.continentalstock.com.