TransEnterix Announces Plan for Reverse Stock Split

Posted on October 30, 2019 by Medtech[y] Staff


TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE American: TRXC) a medical device company that is digitizing the interface between surgeons and patients to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a proposal, to be submitted to stockholders for approval at a Special Meeting of Stockholders anticipated to be held on December 18, 2019, to authorize the Board of Directors to effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s common stock.

The reverse stock split proposal includes a proposed range between 1-for-10 and 1-for-40 shares of outstanding common stock. The final ratio will be determined by TransEnterix's Board of Directors after stockholder approval. In addition, if the reverse stock split selected is in the range of 1-for-20 to 1-for-30, the authorized common stock would be reduced to 500,000,000 shares, and if the range selected is greater than 1-for-30, the authorized common stock would be reduced to 250,000,000 shares.

“We have proactively initiated this reverse stock split to better position the company for long term success,” said Todd M. Pope, President and Chief Executive Officer of TransEnterix. “We believe that there are many potential benefits to increasing the price per common share and reducing the overall number of shares outstanding, including making the company’s stock more attractive to investors, reducing the daily volatility of our share price, and positioning the company to pursue capital-raising transactions as part of its evaluation of strategic alternatives available to the company.”

TransEnterix filed a preliminary proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as required by the SEC rules. The proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of votes cast by stockholders entitled to vote. Stockholders may obtain a free copy of the preliminary proxy statement and other documents that the Company files with the SEC at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The company will file with the SEC and distribute to its stockholders a definitive proxy statement regarding the special meeting and the reverse stock split proposal. The company will issue another press release when the definitive proxy statement is filed.