Hycroft Mining Announces 1-For-10 Reverse Stock Split
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. , Nov. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: HYMC) ("Hycroft" or "the Company") today announced that the Company's board of directors has resolved to effectuate a reverse stock split of Hycroft's issued and outstanding Class A common stock ("Common Stock") and has determined the ratio to be 1-for-10. Hycroft's stockholders previously approved the reverse stock split and granted the board of directors the authority to determine the exact split ratio and when to proceed with the reverse stock split at the Company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 24, 2023.
The reverse stock split will become effective on November 14, 2023, at 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time, ("Effective Time") and the Company's Common Stock is expected to begin trading on a reverse stock split-adjusted basis on the Nasdaq Capital Market ("Nasdaq") as of the open of trading on November 15, 2023, under the existing ticker symbol, "HYMC." The reverse stock split is intended to increase the price per share of the Company's Common Stock to allow the Company to demonstrate compliance with the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement for continued listing on Nasdaq.
As of the Effective Time, every 10 shares of the Company's issued and outstanding Common Stock will be combined into one issued and outstanding share of Common Stock. The par value per share of our Common Stock will remain unchanged at $0.0001. Proportional adjustments will be made to the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon the exercise of the Company's outstanding warrants, options and restricted stock units, and the number of shares authorized and reserved for issuance pursuant to the Company's equity incentive plans. The total number of authorized shares of Common Stock and preferred stock will not be reduced and remain at 1,400,000,000 and 10,000,000 shares, respectively. No fractional shares will be issued as a result of the reverse stock split; rather, the Company's transfer agent will aggregate all fractional shares remaining after the reverse stock split and sell them on the open market on behalf of those stockholders who would otherwise be entitled to receive a fractional share, and after the transfer agent's completion of such sale, stockholders will receive a cash payment (without interest or deduction) from the transfer agent in an amount equal to their respective pro rata share of the total net proceeds of that sale.
The Company's transfer agent, Continental Stock & Trust Company, will serve as the exchange agent for the reverse stock split. Registered stockholders holding pre-reverse stock split shares of Common Stock electronically in book-entry form are not required to take any action to receive post-reverse stock split shares. Those stockholders who hold their shares in brokerage accounts or in "street name" will have their positions automatically adjusted to reflect the reverse stock split, subject to each broker's particular processes, and will not be required to take any action in connection with the reverse stock split.
Additional information about the reverse stock split can be found in Hycroft's definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 13, 2023, a copy of which is available at www.sec.gov .
About Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation
Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation is a US-based gold and silver company developing the Hycroft Mine, one of the world's largest precious metals deposits located in northern Nevada , a Tier-One mining jurisdiction. After a long history of oxide heap leaching operations, the Company is focused on completing the technical studies to transition the Hycroft Mine into a large-scale milling operation for processing the sulfide ore. In addition, the Company is engaged in a robust exploration drill program to unlock the full potential of our expansive +64,000-acre land package, of which less than 10% has been explored.
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