Mustang Bio Announces Reverse Stock Split
WORCESTER, Mass., April 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mustang Bio, Inc. (“Mustang” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: MBIO), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on translating today’s medical breakthroughs in cell and gene therapies into potential cures for hematologic cancers, solid tumors and rare genetic diseases, today announced that it will effect a 15-for-1 reverse stock split of its issued and outstanding common stock. Mustang expects its common stock to begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on the Nasdaq Capital Market as of the commencement of trading on April 4, 2023.
The reverse stock split was approved on March 3, 2023 by Mustang’s Board of Directors and stockholders representing approximately 62.2% of the voting power of Mustang’s outstanding capital stock, with the authorization to determine the final ratio having been granted to the Company’s Board of Directors. The reverse stock split is intended to bring the Company into compliance with Nasdaq’s $1.00 per share minimum bid price requirement for continued listing.
Mustang’s common stock will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “MBIO” following the reverse stock split, with a new CUSIP number of 62818Q203. After the effectiveness of the reverse stock split, the number of outstanding shares of common stock will be reduced from approximately 109.4 million to approximately 7.3 million, subject to adjustment to give effect to the treatment of any fractional shares that stockholders would have received in the reverse stock split. No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the reverse stock split, and stockholders who would otherwise be entitled to a fractional share will receive a proportional cash payment.
Mustang’s transfer agent, VStock Transfer, LLC, is acting as the exchange and paying agent for the reverse stock split. VStock Transfer, LLC will provide instructions to stockholders regarding the process for exchanging physical share certificates. Mustang does not expect that stockholders holding their shares in book-entry form or through a bank, broker or other nominee need to take any action in connection with the reverse stock split. Beneficial holders are encouraged to contact their bank, broker or other nominee with any procedural questions. Additional information concerning the reverse stock split can be found in Mustang’s Definitive Information Statement on Schedule 14C filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 13, 2023.
About Mustang Bio
Mustang Bio, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on translating today’s medical breakthroughs in cell and gene therapies into potential cures for hematologic cancers, solid tumors and rare genetic diseases. Mustang aims to acquire rights to these technologies by licensing or otherwise acquiring an ownership interest, to fund research and development, and to outlicense or bring the technologies to market. Mustang has partnered with top medical institutions to advance the development of CAR-T therapies across multiple cancers, as well as lentiviral gene therapies for severe combined immunodeficiency. Mustang’s common stock is registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Mustang files periodic reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Mustang was founded by Fortress Biotech, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIO). For more information, visit www.mustangbio.com.
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Released April 3, 2023 • 12:15 PM EDT