EUGENE, Ore., Nov. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arcimoto, Inc.® (“Arcimoto” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FUV), makers of rightsized, outrageously fun, ultra-efficient electric vehicles, today announced that it will effect a one-for-20 reverse stock split (“reverse split”) of its common stock, no par value (“Common Stock”), that will become effective on November 29, 2022 at 5:01 p.m. EST, after the close of trading on The Nasdaq Global Market (“Nasdaq”). On November 30, 2022, the Common Stock will begin trading on a post-reverse split basis on Nasdaq under the existing symbol “FUV.”
The reverse split is primarily intended to bring Arcimoto into compliance with the minimum bid price requirement for maintaining its listing on Nasdaq. The new CUSIP number for the Common Stock following the reverse split will be 039587209.
At Arcimoto’s special meeting of stockholders on November 11, 2022 (the “Special Meeting”), Arcimoto’s stockholders approved the proposal to authorize Arcimoto’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), in its sole and absolute discretion, to file a certificate of amendment (the “Amendment”) to Arcimoto’s articles of incorporation to, among other things, effect the reverse split at a ratio to be determined by the Board, ranging from one-for-five to one-for-20. On November 11, 2022, the Board approved the reverse split at a ratio of one-for-20 and the Amendment was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Oregon, which will become effective upon receipt by the Oregon Secretary of State. The reverse split will become effective on November 29, 2022 at 5:01 p.m. EST, after the close of trading on the Nasdaq.
The reverse split will affect all issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock. All outstanding options, restricted stock units, deferred stock units, warrants, convertible notes and other securities entitling their holders to purchase or otherwise receive shares of Common Stock will be adjusted as a result of the reverse split, as required by the terms of each security. The number of shares available to be awarded under Arcimoto’s Second Amended and Restated 2012 Employee Stock Benefit Plan, Amended and Restated 2015 Stock Incentive Plan, 2018 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan and 2022 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan will also be appropriately adjusted. Following the reverse split, the par value of the Common Stock will remain unchanged at no par value per share. The reverse split will not change the authorized number of shares of Common Stock or preferred stock, although the Amendment also increased the number of authorized shares of Common Stock from 100,000,000 to 200,000,000. No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the reverse split, and stockholders who would otherwise be entitled to receive a fractional share will instead receive one whole share of Common Stock in lieu of such fractional share.
The reverse split will reduce the number of shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding from approximately 51.2 million to approximately 2.6 million.
About Arcimoto, Inc.
Arcimoto is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of rightsized, ultra-efficient, incredibly fun electric vehicles for everyday mobility. Built on the revolutionary three-wheel Arcimoto Platform, our vehicles are purpose-built for daily driving and local delivery, all at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of traditional gas-powered vehicles. Based in Eugene, Oregon, the Arcimoto team is dedicated to creating world-class EVs that make the world a better place. For more information, please visit Arcimoto.com.
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