Bionik Laboratories Announces 1-for-150 Reverse Stock Split
TORONTO and BOSTON (October 29, 2018) – Bionik Laboratories Corp. (OTCQB: BNKL) (“Bionik” or the "Company"), a pioneering healthcare company combining artificial intelligence and innovative robotics technology to help individuals from hospital to home to regain mobility, announced today that its board of directors has established a ratio of 1-for-150 for the Company’s previously approved reverse stock split. The reverse stock split has been implemented by the Company on October 29, 2018, in an effort to satisfy the minimum stock price requirement of the Nasdaq Capital Market, for the Company’s planned application to list its common stock on Nasdaq.
"The completion of the reverse stock split is an integral step in the process of pursuing a successful listing on Nasdaq,” said Dr. Eric Dusseux, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Bionik. “We believe that listing on Nasdaq will expand awareness of the Company among the investment community, and potentially provide avenues for additional sources of funding as we work to execute our growth strategy.”
Split Ratio and Effect on Outstanding Common Shares and Other Securities.
Bionik's Board of Directors has determined that the reverse stock split will be done on the basis of one common share for every 150 currently outstanding common shares. The reverse stock split took effect on October 29, 2018, and the Company’s common shares are expected to commence trading on a post-reverse stock split basis beginning at the open of trading on October 30, 2018 under the symbol, BNKLD, before reverting back to BNKL after 20 days. There are currently 350,618,933 common shares issued and outstanding, and it is expected that there will be approximately 2,337,460 common shares issued and outstanding following the reverse stock split. There are 41,036,185 exchangeable shares issued and outstanding and it is expected that there will be approximately 273,575 exchangeable shares issued and outstanding following the reverse stock split. The exchangeable shares can be converted to common shares at any time. Any fractional common share or exchangeable share resulting from the reverse stock split will be rounded up to the nearest whole share.
The exercise or conversion price and/or the number of common shares issuable under outstanding convertible securities, including the Company’s exchangeable shares and warrants and stock options, exercisable for, or convertible or exchangeable into, pre-reverse stock split common shares will be proportionately adjusted pursuant to the terms thereof on the same split ratio described above.
For additional information regarding the reverse stock split, please contact the Company's stock transfer agent, VStock Transfer, by calling 212-828-8436.
About Bionik Laboratories
Bionik Laboratories (OTCQB: BNKL) is a robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation and mobility solutions to individuals with neurological and mobility challenges from hospital to home. The Company has a portfolio of products focused on upper and lower extremity rehabilitation for stroke and other mobility-impaired patients, including three products on the market and four products in varying stages of development.
For more information, please visit www.bioniklabs.com and connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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