NEW YORK, May 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc. (NASDAQ: SDIG) (“Stronghold”, or the “Company”) announced today that it will effect a 1-for-10 reverse stock split (“Reverse Split”) of its Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A Common Stock”), and Class V common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class V Common Stock” and, together with the Class A Common Stock, the “Common Stock”), that will become effective on May 15, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time (the “Effective Time”). Stronghold’s Class A Common Stock will continue to trade on The Nasdaq Global Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbol “SDIG” and will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis when the market opens on May 16, 2023. The new CUSIP number for the Class A Common Stock following the Reverse Split will be 86337R 202.
The Reverse Split is primarily intended to increase the per share market price of the Company's Class A Common Stock and bring the Company into compliance with the minimum bid price requirement for maintaining its listing on Nasdaq. To evidence compliance with this requirement, the closing bid price of the Company’s Class A Common Stock must be at least $1.00 per share for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days by May 30, 2023. The reduction in the number of issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock as a result of the Reverse Split is, absent other factors, expected to proportionately increase the market price of the Class A Common Stock to a level above the current market trading price, although there is no assurance that this will occur. Additionally, there is no assurance that the Reverse Split will allow the Company to achieve compliance with Nasdaq’s listing maintenance standard.
On January 9, 2023, the Company’s stockholders took action by written consent to authorize the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) to effect a reverse stock split with a ratio in a range from and including one-for-two (1:2) up to one-for-ten (1:10). On May 12, 2023, the Board approved a 1-for-10 Reverse Split ratio. The Company has filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Company’s Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Charter Amendment”) to effect the Reverse Split at the Effective Time.
Following the Reverse Split, the par value of the Common Stock will remain unchanged at $0.0001 per share. The Charter Amendment will not change the authorized number of shares of Common Stock or preferred stock. No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the Reverse Split. Stockholders who would otherwise be entitled to receive a fractional share of Common Stock will instead receive a whole share of the applicable Common Stock. The Reverse Split will affect all stockholders uniformly and will not alter any stockholder’s percentage interest in the Company’s equity (other than as a result of the rounding up of fractional shares). Additionally, outstanding equity-based awards and other outstanding securities convertible or exchange into Common Stock will be proportionately adjusted in accordance with the terms thereof or as otherwise specified by the Board.
Shortly following the Effective Time, stockholders of record will be receiving information from American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, the Company’s transfer agent, regarding their stock ownership following the Reverse Split. Stockholders who hold their shares in brokerage accounts or in “street name” are not required to take any action in connection with the Reverse Split.
Additional information on the Reverse Split can be found in the Company’s definitive information statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 30, 2023, which is available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and on the Company’s website.
About Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc.
Stronghold is a vertically integrated Bitcoin mining company with an emphasis on environmentally beneficial operations. Stronghold houses its miners at its wholly owned and operated Scrubgrass Plant and Panther Creek Plant, both of which are low-cost, environmentally beneficial coal refuse power generation facilities in Pennsylvania.
Matt Glover or Alex Kovtun
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