REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPRT), makers of Support.com® Cloud software for Support Interaction Optimization, and a leading provider of tech support and turnkey support center services, today announced that a 1-for-3 reverse stock split of its common stock will be effective at 12:01a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, January 20, 2017. Trading of the Company’s common stock on The NASDAQ Capital Market will continue, on a post-split basis, with the opening of the markets on Friday, January 20, 2017, under the existing trading symbol “SPRT” and under new CUSIP number 86858W200.
As previously announced, the Company’s stockholders approved a proposal authorizing the Company’s Board of Directors, in its discretion, to effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock at a ratio ranging from 1-for-3 to 1-for-7 to be determined by the Board, and effected, if at all, within one year from the date of the stockholder approval. On December 9, 2016, the Board approved a 1-for-3 reverse stock split of the common stock and approved the filing of a Certificate of Amendment to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company to effectuate the reverse stock split. The reverse stock split is intended to increase the per share trading price of the Company’s common stock to satisfy the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement for continued listing on The NASDAQ Capital Market.
As a result of the reverse stock split, every three (3) shares of the Company’s outstanding common stock will be converted into one (1) share of common stock, without any change in the par value per share. Fractional shares will not be issued as a result of the reverse stock split; instead, holders of pre-reverse stock split shares of the Company’s common stock who otherwise would have been entitled to receive a fractional share will receive a cash payment in lieu of such fractional share.
The number of issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock will be reduced from approximately 55,652,323 shares to approximately 18,550,774 shares, and the number of authorized shares of common stock will be reduced from 150,000,000 shares to 50,000,000 shares. The number of authorized shares of preferred stock will remain the same. The reverse stock split will also affect the Company’s outstanding stock options and other exercisable or convertible instruments and will result in the shares underlying such instruments being reduced and the exercise price being increased proportionately to the reverse stock split ratio.
The Company’s transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company, N.A., will act as exchange agent for the reverse stock split and will send instructions to stockholders of record regarding the exchange of certificates for common stock.
The Company will post a Reverse Stock Split FAQ on its website at www.support.com
Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPRT) is the leading provider of cloud-based software and services to deliver next-generation technical support. Support.com helps leading brands in software, electronics, communications, retail, Internet of Things (IoT) and other connected technology industries deepen their customer relationships. Customers want technology that works the way it’s intended. By using Support.com software and services, companies can deliver a fantastic customer experience, leading to happier customers, greater brand loyalty and growing revenues.
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