SEOUL, South Korea, May 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gravity Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq:GRVY) ("Gravity" or "Company") announced that it will effect a ratio change of its American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") previously approved by the Company's Board of Directors at a meeting held on April 22, 2015. The company is changing the ratio of its ADS to common share from four ADSs to one common share (4:1) to one ADS to two common shares (1:2), effective as of the start of trading on Monday, May 11, 2015. The ratio change will have the same effect as a 1-for-8 reverse split of its ADSs.
As a result of this ratio change, the total number of ADSs outstanding will be decreased from 13,095,692 to 1,636,961 and there will be no change to its common shares. The reverse ADS split is intended to increase the market price per ADS to allow the Company to maintain the listing on The NASDAQ Capital Market. However, the Company can give no assurance that this event will result in meeting the minimum bid price requirement of The NASDAQ Capital Market.
As previously disclosed in a Current Report on Form 6-K dated June 3, 2014, the Company was notified by NASDAQ, on May 28, 2014, that it no longer satisfied the minimum bid price requirement for continued listing set forth in Nasdaq Stock Market Rule 5450(a)(1), as the bid price of the Company's ADS had closed for 30 consecutive business days below US$1.00 per ADS. In accordance with Nasdaq Stock Market Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company was granted a grace period of 180 calendar days, or until November 24, 2014, to regain compliance. Subsequently, the Company disclosed in a Current Report on Form 6-K dated November 25, 2014, that it received a positive determination from the Listing Qualifications department of The NASDAQ Stock Market, granting approval of the Company's request to transfer its listing to The NASDAQ Capital Market from The NASDAQ Global Market. As a result, the Company was granted its second grace period of 180 calendar days, or until May 26, 2015 to regain compliance with NASDAQ.
About GRAVITY Co., Ltd.
Based in Korea, Gravity is a developer and publisher of online and mobile games. Gravity's principal product, Ragnarok Online™, is a popular online game in many markets, including Japan and Thailand, and is currently commercially offered in 71 countries and markets. For more information about Gravity, please visit http://www.gravity.co.kr.
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CONTACT: Mr. Heung Gon Kim Chief Financial Officer Gravity Co., Ltd. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Ji Hee Kim IR Manager Gravity Co., Ltd. Email: email@example.com Telephone: +82-2-2132-7800Source:GRAVITY Co., Ltd.