Atlanta, GA, January 29, 2024 – GeoVax Labs, Inc. (Nasdaq: GOVX), a biotechnology company developing immunotherapies and vaccines against cancers and infectious diseases, today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has approved a reverse stock split of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), at a ratio of 1-for-15. The Company is effecting the reverse split to regain compliance with the $1.00 minimum bid price required for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2). The reverse stock split was approved by the Company’s stockholders at a meeting held January 16, 2024.
The reverse stock split will become effective on January 30, 2024 (the “Effective Date”), and the Common Stock is expected to begin trading on the split-adjusted basis on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange (“Nasdaq”) at the market open on January 31, 2024. Following the reverse split, the Common Stock will continue to trade under the symbol “GOVX”, and the Company’s publicly traded warrants will continue to trade under the symbol “GOVXW”.
On the Effective Date, every 15 issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s Common Stock will be converted automatically into one share of the Company’s Common Stock without any change in the par value per share. The total number of issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock will therefore be reduced proportionately from 29,757,823 shares to approximately 1,983,855 shares. On the Effective Date, the publicly traded warrants will be adjusted to require fifteen (15) warrants to be exercised to receive one (1) share of common stock at a price of $75 per share.
Immediately after the reverse stock split, each stockholder’s percentage ownership interest in the Company and proportional voting power will remain unchanged, except for minor changes and adjustments that will result from the rounding up of any fractional shares to the next whole number of shares. The rights and privileges of the holders of shares of Common Stock will be substantially unaffected by the reverse stock split.
GeoVax Labs, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel therapies and vaccines for solid tumor cancers and many of the world’s most threatening infectious diseases. The company’s lead program in oncology is a novel oncolytic solid tumor gene-directed therapy, Gedeptin®, presently in a multicenter Phase 1/2 clinical trial for advanced head and neck cancers. GeoVax’s lead infectious disease candidate is GEO-CM04S1, a next-generation COVID-19 vaccine targeting high-risk immunocompromised patient populations. Currently in three Phase 2 clinical trials, GEO-CM04S1 is being evaluated as a primary vaccine for immunocompromised patients such as those suffering from hematologic cancers and other patient populations for whom the current authorized COVID-19 vaccines are insufficient, and as a booster vaccine in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). In addition, GEO-CM04S1 is in a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the vaccine as a more robust, durable COVID-19 booster among healthy patients who previously received the mRNA vaccines. GeoVax has a leadership team who have driven significant value creation across multiple life science companies over the past several decades. For more information, visit our website: www.geovax.com.