JERUSALEM, Nov. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire — BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: BVXV) (“BiondVax”), a biotechnology company focused on developing, manufacturing, and commercializing innovative immunotherapeutic products primarily for the treatment of infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases, announces today that it plans to effect a ratio change of the Company’s American Depositary Shares (ADSs) to its non-traded ordinary shares from the current ratio of one (1) ADS representing forty (40) ordinary shares to a new ratio of one (1) ADS representing four hundred (400) ordinary shares. The ratio change will have the same effect as a reverse split of the existing ADSs of one (1) new ADS for every ten (10) old ADSs. The anticipated effective date for the ratio change is November 25, 2022, and the Company’s ADSs will continue to be traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbol “BVXV” with a new CUSIP Number 09073Q204.
No action is required by holders of ADSs to effect the ratio change, as the change will be effected on the books of the ADS depositary.
No fractional new ADSs will be issued in connection with the change in the ADS ratio. Instead, fractional entitlements to new ADSs will be aggregated and the depositary bank will attempt to sell them with the net cash proceeds from the sale of the fractional ADS entitlements to be distributed to the applicable ADS holders by the depositary bank.
On November 2, 2022, the Company announced that it received notification from Nasdaq regarding non-compliance with the requirement to maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 per share. As a result of the change in ADS ratio, the price of its ADS is expected to increase proportionally, although BiondVax can give no assurance that the ADS price after the change in ADS ratio will be equal to or greater than ten times the ADS price before the change.
BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: BVXV) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing, and commercializing innovative immunotherapeutic products primarily for the treatment of infectious and autoimmune diseases. Since its inception, BiondVax has executed eight clinical trials including a seven country, 12,400 participant Phase 3 trial of its prior vaccine candidate and has built a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for biopharmaceutical products. With highly experienced pharmaceutical industry leadership, BiondVax is aiming to develop a pipeline of diversified and commercially viable products and platforms beginning with an innovative nanosized antibody (NanoAb) pipeline. www.biondvax.com.
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