Portage Announces Share Consolidation (Reverse Split) Effective Date
TORONTO, June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Portage Biotech Inc. (CSE: PBT.U) (OTC-Markets: PTGEF) ("Portage" or the "Corporation") wishes to announce that, further to its news release dated May 25, 2020, the Corporation's common shares will commence trading on a one hundred (100) old for one (1) new share consolidated basis (the "Consolidation") (also known as a "reverse split") under a new CUSIP number G7185A128 and ISIN number VGG7185A1286. The corporate name and trading symbol for the Corporation will remain unchanged. The effective date that the post-consolidated common shares will begin trading on CSE is June 5, 2020.
The Consolidation proposal was approved by shareholders at the Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders of the Corporation held on January 8, 2019, in which the Board of Directors was authorized, in its sole discretion and by means of a resolution, to proceed with the proposed consolidation of the common shares in the capital of the Corporation by a ratio of up to 120-for-1 basis, without further approval of shareholders. On May 19, 2020, the Board of Directors set the Consolidation ratio at 100-for-1.
There are currently 1,098,770,697 common shares issued and outstanding. Upon completion of the Consolidation, there will be approximately 10,987,707 common shares issued and outstanding. The exact number of post-consolidated shares will vary depending on the treatment of fractional shares, which will occur when each shareholder's holdings in the Corporation are consolidated. The Corporation will not issue any fractional common shares as a result of the consolidation. Instead, all fractional shares will be rounded down to the nearest whole common share unless a shareholder will hold less than one share in which case the fractional share will be rounded up. Outstanding stock options will also be adjusted by the Consolidation ratio and their respective exercise prices adjusted accordingly.
On the effective date of Consolidation, registered shareholders may surrender their physical share certificates evidencing their common shares to the Corporation's transfer agent, TSX Trust Company ("TSX Trust"), at 301-100 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 4H1, for replacement certificates representing the number of post-consolidation shares to which they are entitled. All inquiries regarding the Consolidation or your shareholder account should be directed to TSX Trust at tel.: 1-866-600-5859 or by email to: TMXEInvestorServices@tmx.com. No Letter of Transmittal needs to be executed in relation to the Consolidation. Until surrendered, each certificate representing the pre-Consolidation common shares will be deemed for all purposes to represent the number of shares to which the holder thereof is entitled as a result of the Consolidation. Shareholders who hold their shares in brokerage accounts or "street name" are not required to take any action to effect the exchange of their shares.
This news release contains statements about the Corporation's information that are forward-looking in nature and, as a result, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. Although the Corporation believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them as actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof, and the Corporation undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, except as required by law.
Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. We seek Safe Harbor.
SOURCE Portage Biotech Inc.