Via Renewables, Inc. Announces 1 for 5 Reverse Stock Split
March 21, 2023 Email This Story Copyright 2010-21 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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Via Renewables, Inc. ("Via Renewables" or the "Company") announced that its shareholders approved a proposal by the Company's Board of Directors to consummate a reverse stock split of the Company's Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the "Class A common stock"), at a ratio between 1 for 2 to 1 for 5 and (ii) Class B common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the "Class B common stock" and, together with the Class A common stock, the "Common Stock"), at a ratio between 1 for 2 to 1 for 5, with such ratios to be determined by the Chief Executive Officer or the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, or to determine not to proceed with the reverse stock split, without further approval or authorization of the Company's shareholders, during a period of time not to exceed the one-year anniversary of the date on which the reverse stock split is approved by the Company's shareholders (the "Reverse Stock Split").
On March 20, 2023, the Company filed with the Delaware Secretary of State the Certificate of Amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to effect the Reverse Stock Split at a ratio of 1 for 5 for each share of Common Stock effective as of March 21, 2023 at 5:30 PM ET, Via said in an 8-K. Other than the Reverse Stock Split, no changes were made to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, the Company said
As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every five shares of issued and outstanding Common Stock will be automatically combined into one issued and outstanding share of Common Stock, without any change in the par value per share. No fractional shares will be issued as a result of the Reverse Stock Split. Any fractional shares that would otherwise have resulted from the Reverse Stock Split will be rounded up the next whole number. The number of authorized shares of Common Stock under the Company's Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation as amended by the Certificate of Amendment, will remain unchanged at 120,000,000 shares of Class A common stock and 60,000,000 shares of Class B common stock.
In connection with the Reverse Stock Split, the CUSIP number for the Company's Class A common stock will change. At the beginning of trading on March 22, 2023 or as soon thereafter as practicable (the "Marketplace Effective Date"), the Company's Class A common stock is expected to begin trading on a reverse stock split-adjusted basis on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the CUSIP number 92556D304. The trading symbol for the Class A common stock will remain "VIA."