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Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.
To the extent required by Item 3.03 of Form 8-K, the information regarding the Reverse Stock Split (as defined herein) contained in Item 5.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference herein.
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Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
At the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Plus Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) held on April 20, 2023 (the “Annual Meeting”), the stockholders of the Company approved an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Charter”) to implement a reverse stock split of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share, with the ratio to be determined by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company, within a range of not less than 1-for-3 and not greater than 1-for-15. Subsequently, on April 21, 2023, the Board determined to fix the ratio for the reverse stock split at 1-for-15. Thereafter, on April 27, 2023, the Company filed a certificate of amendment to its Charter (the “Certificate of Amendment”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware, to implement the 1-for-15 reverse split of its common stock (the “Reverse Stock Split”). The Reverse Stock Split will be effective as of 12:01 a.m. (Eastern time) on May 1, 2023, and the Company’s common stock will begin trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market on a post-split basis on May 1, 2023.
As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every fifteen (15) shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock, par value $0.001, will be converted into one (1) share of common stock, par value $0.001, reducing the number of issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock from approximately 37,400,000 shares to approximately 2,493,333 shares. The Company’s transfer agent Broadridge Financial Services, Inc. (“Broadridge”), will provide instructions to stockholders of record regarding the process of exchanging shares.
Because the Certificate of Amendment did not reduce the number of authorized shares of the Company’s common stock, the effect of the Certificate of Amendment and the Reverse Stock Split is to increase the number of shares of common stock available for issuance relative to the number of shares issued and outstanding. The Reverse Stock Split did not alter the par value of the Company’s common stock or modify any voting rights or other terms of the common stock.
No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split. Stockholders who otherwise would be entitled to receive fractional shares because they hold a number of pre-Reverse Stock Split shares of the Company’s common stock not evenly divisible by fifteen (15) will, in lieu of a fractional share, be entitled, upon surrender to the exchange agent of certificate(s) representing their pre-split shares or upon conversion of their shares held in book-entry, to receive a cash payment equal to the fraction to which the stockholder would otherwise be entitled multiplied by the fair market value of a share of the Company’s common stock.
Broadridge will be issuing all of the post-split shares through their paperless Direct Registration System, also known as “book-entry form”. Broadridge will hold the shares in an account set up for the stockholder. All book-entry or other electronic positions representing issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock will be automatically adjusted. Those stockholders holding common stock in “street name” will receive instructions from their brokers.
In addition, pursuant to their terms, a proportionate adjustment will be made to the per share exercise price and number of shares issuable under all of the Company’s outstanding equity awards and warrants to purchase shares of common stock, and the number of shares authorized and reserved for issuance pursuant to the Company’s equity incentive plan will be reduced proportionately.
After the Reverse Stock Split, the trading symbol for the Company’s common stock will continue to be “PSTV.” The new CUSIP number for the Company’s common stock is 72941H509.
The above description of the Certificate of Amendment and the Reverse Stock Split is a summary of the material terms thereof and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Certificate of Amendment, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1, as filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on April 27, 2023.
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
To the extent required by Item 5.07 of Form 8-K, the information regarding the Reverse Stock Split (as defined herein) contained in Item 5.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference herein.
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On April 28, 2023, the Company issued a press release relating to the matters described in Item 5.03 above. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|3.1||Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Plus Therapeutics, Inc., filed with the Delaware Secretary of State on April 27, 2023|
|99.1||Press Release dated April 28, 2023|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: April 28, 2023
|PLUS THERAPEUTICS, INC.|
Marc H. Hedrick, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Office
CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT
OF AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
PLUS THERAPEUTICS, INC.
Plus Therapeutics, Inc., a corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, does hereby certify:
FIRST: The name of the corporation is Plus Therapeutics, Inc. (the Corporation).
SECOND: On February 24, 2023, the Board of Directors of the Corporation duly adopted resolutions approving the following amendment of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the Certificate of Incorporation), declaring said amendment to be advisable and providing for such consideration of such amendment at the Corporations annual meeting of the stockholders.
THIRD: On April 20, 2023, the Corporations annual meeting of the stockholders was duly called and held, upon notice in accordance with Section 222 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, at which meeting the necessary number of shares as required by statute were voted in favor of the amendment.
FOURTH: Article IV.A of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation be hereby amended and restated to read in its entirety as follows:
(a) Authorized Shares. The total number of shares of stock which the Corporation shall have authority to issue is 105,000,000 shares, consisting of 100,000,000 shares of Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share (Common Stock) and 5,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (Preferred Stock). Upon the effectiveness of this Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation (the Effective Time), each fifteen (15) whole number of shares, as determined by the Board, of Common Stock issued and outstanding at such time shall, automatically and without any further action on the part of the Corporation or the holder thereof, be combined into one (1) validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable share of Common Stock (the Reverse Stock Split). The par value of the Common Stock following the Reverse Stock Split shall remain $0.001 per share. No fractional shares shall be issued, and, in lieu thereof, the Corporation shall pay cash equal to such fraction multiplied by the fair market value of a share of Common Stock, as determined by the Board of Directors. Each certificate that immediately prior to the Effective Time represented shares of Common Stock (an Old Certificate) shall thereafter represent that number of shares of Common Stock into which the shares of Common Stock represented by the Old Certificate shall have been combined, subject to the elimination of fractional share interests as described above.
FIFTH: This amendment to the Corporations Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation was duly adopted in accordance with the provisions of Section 242 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware and shall be effective on and as of the date of filing of this Certificate of Amendment with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Plus Therapeutics, Inc. has caused this Certificate of Amendment to be signed by the undersigned, thereunto duly appointed, this 27th day of April, 2023.
PLUS THERAPEUTICS, INC.
/s/ Marc H. Hedrick, M.D.
Name: Marc H. Hedrick, M.D.
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Plus Therapeutics Announces Reverse Stock Split
AUSTIN, Texas, April 28, 2023 Plus Therapeutics, Inc. (the Company), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing targeted radiotherapeutics with advanced platform technologies for central nervous system cancers, today announced that the Companys Board of Directors has approved a reverse stock split of its shares of common stock at a ratio of 1-for-15. The reverse stock split will become effective at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on May 1, 2023, and the Companys common stock will open for trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market on a post-split basis on May 1, 2023 under the Companys existing trading symbol, PSTV. At such time, the Companys common stock will also commence trading with a new CUSIP number, 72941H509.
The reverse stock split is being implemented to increase the per share trading price of the Companys common stock for the purpose of ensuring a share price high enough to comply with the minimum $1.00 bid price requirement for Continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market.
At the effective time of the reverse stock split, every fifteen (15) shares of Plus Therapeutics common stock issued and outstanding will be combined into one (1) share of common stock issued and outstanding, with no change to the par value of $0.001 per share. This will reduce the Companys outstanding common stock from approximately 37,400,000 shares to approximately 2,493,333 shares. No fractional shares of common stock will be issued as a result of the reverse stock split and instead holders of Plus common stock will receive a cash payment in lieu of fractional shares to which they would otherwise be entitled. The shares underlying the Companys outstanding equity awards and warrants will also be adjusted accordingly. The reverse stock split affects all stockholders uniformly and will not alter any stockholders percentage interest in the Companys common stock, except for adjustments that may result from the treatment of fractional shares.
The Company has retained its transfer agent, Broadridge Financial Services, Inc. (Broadridge), to act as its exchange agent for the reverse stock split. Stockholders with shares held in certificate form will receive from Broadridge instructions regarding the exchange of their certificates. Stockholders that hold shares in book-entry form or hold their shares in brokerage accounts are not required to take any action and will see the impact of the reverse stock split reflected in their accounts, subject to brokers particular processes. Beneficial holders of Plus Therapeutics common stock are encouraged to contact their bank, broker, custodian or other nominee with questions regarding procedures for processing the reverse stock split.
Additional information regarding the reverse stock split is available in the definitive proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 7, 2023 by the Company.
About Plus Therapeutics
Plus Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing targeted radiotherapeutics for difficult-to-treat cancers of the central nervous system with the potential to enhance clinical outcomes for patients. Combining image-guided local beta radiation and targeted drug delivery approaches, the Company is advancing a pipeline of product candidates with lead programs in recurrent glioblastoma (GBM) and leptomeningeal metastases (LM). The Company has built a robust supply chain through strategic partnerships that enable the development, manufacturing and future potential commercialization of its products. Plus Therapeutics is led by an experienced and dedicated leadership team and has operations in key cancer clinical development hubs including Austin and San Antonio, Texas. For more information, visit https://plustherapeutics.com/.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that may be deemed forward-looking statements within the meaning of U.S. securities laws. All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may be identified by future verbs, as well as terms such as designed to, will, can, potential, focus, preparing, next steps, possibly, and similar expressions or the negatives thereof. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. These statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the following: the potential promise of 186Re including the ability of 186Re to safely and effectively deliver radiation directly to the tumor at high doses; expectations as to the Companys future performance including the next steps in developing the Companys current assets; the Companys clinical trials including statements regarding the timing and characteristics of the ReSPECT-GBM and ReSPECT-LM clinical trials; possible negative effects of 186Re; the continued evaluation of 186Re including through evaluations in additional patient cohorts; and the intended functions of the Companys platform and expected benefits from such functions.
The forward-looking statements included in this press release are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the Companys actual results may differ, including materially, from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, the following: the early stage of the Companys product candidates and therapies, the results of the Companys research and development activities, including uncertainties relating to the clinical trials of its product candidates and therapies; the Companys liquidity and capital resources and its ability to raise additional cash, the outcome of the Companys partnering/licensing efforts, risks associated with laws or regulatory requirements applicable to it, market conditions, product performance, litigation or potential litigation, and competition within the cancer diagnostics and therapeutics field, among others; and additional risks described under the heading Risk Factors in the Companys Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including in the Companys annual and quarterly reports. There may be events in the future that the Company is unable to predict, or over which it has no control, and its business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may change in the future. The Company assumes no responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events, trends or circumstances after the date they are made unless the Company has an obligation under U.S. federal securities laws to do so.
Peter Vozzo ICR Westwicke