The Valens Company, a leading manufacturer of cannabis products, announced that as the next step in its Nasdaq listing process, it will be completing a three for one consolidation (the “Consolidation”) of its common shares (“Common Shares”) on November 16, 2021 in order to meet Nasdaq listing requirements. The Common Shares are expected to commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on a post-consolidation basis on November 18, 2021.
“This announcement represents a milestone towards the listing of Valens’ Common Shares on Nasdaq,” said Tyler Robson, CEO of The Valens Company. “With the recent progress in our application, paired with the share consolidation to meet minimum listing requirements, Valens expects to commence trading on Nasdaq before the end of 2021.”
The board of directors of Valens (the “Board”) believes the Consolidation will result in a number of potential benefits to Valens, particularly in connection with the Company’s application for a secondary listing of the Common Shares on Nasdaq. To be accepted for listing on Nasdaq, the Company must meet certain minimum trading price requirements, which are anticipated to be satisfied as a result of the Consolidation. As discussed in greater detail in the management information circular of the Company dated April 19, 2021, the Board believes there are potential benefits of a Nasdaq listing, including increased visibility of the Company amongst U.S. analysts and investors, increased access to capital and the potential for greater trading volume and liquidity for the Common Shares. The Consolidation has no impact on the dollar value of investor’s shares.
No fractional Common Shares will be issued upon the Consolidation. All fractions of post-Consolidation Common Shares will be rounded down. The Consolidation will not affect any Shareholder’s percentage ownership in the Company other than by the minimal effect of the aforementioned elimination of fractional Common Shares, even though such ownership will be represented by a smaller number of Common Shares. Instead, the Consolidation will reduce proportionately the number of Common Shares held by all Shareholders.
The Consolidation was previously approved by the Board, as well as by shareholders at the recent annual general and special meeting of shareholders of the Company.
Additional Information for Shareholders
The Company’s new CUSIP number for the post-consolidation Common Shares is 91914P603 and the new ISIN number is CA91914P6030.
The Company will shortly mail a letter of transmittal (“Letter of Transmittal”) to its registered holders of Common Shares which must be completed and returned to Computershare Investor Services Inc. (“Computershare”) at the address specified in the Letter of Transmittal, together with their share certificates for the pre-Consolidation Common Shares, in order to receive share certificates for the relevant number of post-Consolidation Common Shares to which they are entitled to receive. Questions on how to complete the Letter of Transmittal, or requests for additional copies of the Letter of Transmittal, may be directed to Computershare at 1-800-564-6253 or by e-mail to email@example.com. A copy of the Letter of Transmittal may also be obtained from the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com or from the Company’s website at www.thevalenscompany.com.