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Item 3.03. Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.
To the extent required by Item 3.03 of Form 8-K, the information contained in Item 5.03 of this report is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On April 19, 2023, Predictive Oncology Inc. (the “Company”) filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Amendment”) with the Secretary of State of Delaware to effect a 1-for-20 reverse stock split of the shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), effective as of 12:01 a.m. (Delaware time) on April 24, 2023 (the “Reverse Stock Split”). As reported below under Item 5.07 of this report, the Company initially convened a special meeting of stockholders on April 17, 2023, which was adjourned due to the lack of a quorum and reconvened on April 19, 2023 (the “Special Meeting”). At the reconvened Special Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved the amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Incorporation”) to effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s common stock at a ratio in the range of 1-for-2 to 1-for-25, with such ratio to be determined by the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”). Following the Special Meeting, the Board determined to effect the Reverse Stock Split at a ratio of 1-for-20.
As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every 20 shares of issued and outstanding Common Stock will be automatically combined into one issued and outstanding share of Common Stock, without any change in the par value per share. No fractional shares will be issued as a result of the Reverse Stock Split. Any fractional shares that would otherwise have resulted from the Reverse Stock Split will be rounded up to the next whole number. The Reverse Stock Split will reduce the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding from 79,597,181 shares to approximately 3,979,860 shares, subject to adjustment for the rounding up of fractional shares. The number of authorized shares of Common Stock under the Certificate of Incorporation will remain unchanged at 200,000,000 shares.
The number of shares reserved for issuance under the Company’s 2012 Equity Incentive Plan will be proportionately reduced in accordance with the terms of such plans. The Reverse Stock Split will also result in proportionate reductions in the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise or vesting of equity awards and cause a proportionate increase in exercise price or share-based performance criteria, if any, applicable to such awards.
The Common Stock will begin trading on a reverse stock split-adjusted basis on The Nasdaq Capital Market on April 24, 2023. The trading symbol for the Common Stock will remain “POAI.” The new CUSIP number for the Common Stock following the Reverse Stock Split is 74039M309.
For more information about the Reverse Stock Split, see the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 29, 2023 (the “Proxy Statement”). The information set forth herein is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Certificate of Amendment, a copy of which is filed with this report as Exhibit 3.1.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The Special Meeting was initially convened on April 17, 2023, was adjourned due to the lack of a quorum, and was reconvened on April 19, 2023. As of the close of business on March 28, 2023, the record date for the Special Meeting, there were 79,403,893 shares of Common Stock and 79,403.893 shares of shares of our Series F Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 (“Series F Preferred Stock”) outstanding and entitled to vote on the proposals described below. The matters described below were submitted to a vote of the holders of the Company’s Common Stock and Series F Preferred Stock, voting together as a single class, at the Special Meeting. Each proposal is described in detail in the Proxy Statement.
At the Special Meeting, the proposals set forth below were submitted to a vote of the Company’s stockholders. The final voting results are as follows:
|1.||To approve an amendment of the Company’s certificate of incorporation to effect a reverse stock split of the outstanding shares of its common stock at a ratio of not less than one-for-two (1:2) and not more than one-for-twenty-five (1:25), with the exact ratio to be set at a whole number within this range as determined by our Board of Directors (the “Reverse Split Proposal”).|
|2.||To approve a proposal to adjourn the Special Meeting, if necessary, to solicit additional proxies for approval of the Reverse Split Proposal, in the event that there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Special Meeting to approve such proposal (the “Adjournment Proposal”). For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes 23,828,229,377 7,327,325,751 868,886,698 4,647,603,397|
The results reported above are final voting results. No other matters were considered or voted upon at the meeting.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On April 20, 2023, the Company issued a press release announcing the Reverse Stock Split. A copy of that press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and incorporated herein by reference.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in Exhibit 99.1, which is incorporated into this Item 7.01, is being furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by reference in such a filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|3.1||Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation of Predictive Oncology Inc.|
|99.1||Press Release, issued April 20, 2023 (furnished pursuant to Item 7.01)|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|PREDICTIVE ONCOLOGY inc.|
|By:||/s/ Bob Myers|
Name: Bob Myers
|Title: Chief Financial Officer|
Date: April 20, 2023
CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT
TO THE CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
PREDICTIVE ONCOLOGY INC.
(a Delaware corporation)
Pursuant to Section 242 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, the undersigned, being the Chief Financial Officer of Predictive Oncology Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), does hereby certify that the following resolutions were adopted by the Corporation’s Board of Directors and its stockholders as hereinafter described:
RESOLVED: Section 4 of the Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, of this Corporation is hereby amended by adding the following:
4.6 On the effective date of this Certificate of Amendment, the Corporation will effect a reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”) of its outstanding Common Stock pursuant to which every twenty (20) issued and outstanding shares of the Corporation’s Common Stock, par value $0.01 (the “Old Common Stock”) shall be reclassified and converted into one (1) validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable share of Common Stock, par value $0.01 (the “New Common Stock”). Each certificate representing shares of Old Common Stock shall thereafter represent the number of shares of New Common Stock into which the shares of Old Common Stock represented by such certificate were reclassified and converted hereby. No fractional shares of the Corporation’s New Common Stock shall be issued as a result of the Reverse Stock Split. If the Reverse Stock Split would result in the issuance of any fractional share of New Common Stock, the Corporation shall issue one whole share in lieu of such fractional share. The Reverse Stock Split shall not change the total number of shares of stock that the Corporation shall have authority to issue pursuant to Section 4.1 of this Certificate of Incorporation.
FURTHER RESOLVED: This Certificate of Amendment shall be effective as of 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on April 24, 2023.
The foregoing resolutions and this Certificate of Amendment were adopted by the Board of Directors of the Corporation pursuant to board resolutions approved as of April 19, 2023, in accordance with Section 141 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, and of holders of a majority of the voting power of the outstanding shares of the Corporation’s voting stock at a meeting of stockholders held on April 19, 2023 in accordance with Section 242 of the Delaware General Corporation Law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being the Chief Financial Officer of this Corporation, has executed this Certificate of Amendment to the Corporation’s Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, as of April 19, 2023.
|PREDICTIVE ONCOLOGY INC.|
|By:||/s/ Bob Myers|
|Bob Myers, Chief Financial Officer|
Predictive Oncology Announces Reverse Stock Split
Common Stock Will Begin Trading on Split-Adjusted Basis on April 24, 2023
EAGAN, Minn., April 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Predictive Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: POAI) (“Predictive Oncology” or the “Company”), today announced that it is effecting a reverse stock split of its common stock at a ratio of 1 post-split share for every 20 pre-split shares. The reverse stock split will become effective at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2023. Predictive Oncology’s common stock will continue to be traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol POAI and will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis when the market opens on Monday, April 24, 2023. The new CUSIP number for the Company’s common stock following the reverse stock split will be 74039M309.
The reverse stock split is primarily intended to bring the Company into compliance with the minimum bid price requirement to maintain the listing of the Company’s common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market.
At a reconvened special meeting of stockholders held on April 19, 2023, Predictive Oncology’s stockholders granted the Company’s Board of Directors the discretion to effect a reverse stock split of Predictive Oncology’s common stock through an amendment to its Certificate of Incorporation at a ratio of not less than 1-for-2 and not more than 1-for-25, such ratio to be determined by the Company’s Board of Directors.
At the effective time of the reverse stock split, every 20 shares of Predictive Oncology’s issued and outstanding common stock will be converted automatically into one issued and outstanding share of common stock without any change in the par value per share. Stockholders holding shares through a brokerage account will have their shares automatically adjusted to reflect the 1-for-20 reverse stock split. It is not necessary for stockholders holding shares of the Company’s common stock in certificated form to exchange their existing stock certificates for new stock certificates of the Company in connection with the reverse stock split, although stockholders may do so if they wish.
The reverse stock split will affect all holders of Predictive Oncology’s common stock uniformly and will not alter any stockholder’s percentage interest in the Company’s equity, except to the extent that the reverse stock split would result in a stockholder owning a fractional share. Any fractional share of a stockholder resulting from the reverse stock split will be rounded up to the nearest whole number of shares. The reverse stock split will reduce the number of shares of Predictive Oncology’s common stock outstanding from 79,597,181 shares to approximately 3,979,860 shares, subject to adjustment for the rounding up of fractional shares. Proportional adjustments will be made to the number of shares of Predictive Oncology’s common stock issuable upon exercise or vesting of Predictive Oncology’s equity awards, convertible preferred stock and warrants, as well as the applicable exercise price. Stockholders with shares in brokerage accounts should direct any questions concerning the reverse stock split to their broker; all other stockholders may direct questions to the Company’s transfer agent, Pacific Stock Transfer, at 1-800-785-7782, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Predictive Oncology Inc.
As a science-driven company on the leading edge of oncology drug discovery, Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI) offers an unrivaled suite of solutions for the biopharma industry. Through the integration of scientific rigor and machine learning, the company has developed the ability to advance molecules into medicine more confidently by introducing human diversity earlier into the discovery process with the pairing of artificial intelligence and the world’s largest privately held biobank of over 150K tumor samples. Predictive Oncology’s solutions additionally include tumor models, biologics development, formulation design, a GMP facility, a CLIA laboratory and substantial scientific domain expertise.
Forward Looking Statements:
Certain matters discussed in this release contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations and projections about future events and are subject to substantial risks, uncertainties and assumptions about our operations and the investments we make. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release regarding our strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenue and financial performance, projected costs, prospects, changes in management, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “would,” “target” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Our actual future performance may materially differ from that contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors including, among other things, the effect that the reverse stock split may have on the price of our common stock, our ability to maintain its listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market, and the factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our filings with the SEC. Except as expressly required by law, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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