Becomes effective as of the close of business on October 27, 2016
Important step in regaining NASDAQ compliance
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Skyline Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:SKLN) (“Skyline” or “the Company”), producer of the FDA-approved STREAMWAY® System for automated, direct-to-drain medical fluid disposal, announces that the Company’s board of directors has unanimously approved a reverse split of the Company’s common stock at a ratio of 1-for-25. The reverse stock split will become effective as of the close of business on October 27, 2016, with anticipated trading on a post-split basis on NASDAQ commencing at the open of the stock market on October 28, 2016. Following the reverse split, the common stock will trade under the CUSIP number 83084T606.
As a result of the reverse stock split, the number of outstanding common shares of Skyline Medical will be reduced to approximately 3.9 million shares from 98.3 shares pre-split. Fractional stockholdings will be rounded up to the nearest whole number. The reverse stock split will affect all stockholders uniformly and will not affect any stockholder’s ownership percentage of shares of the Company’s common stock.
The purpose of the reverse stock split is to raise the per-share trading price of the Company’s common stock to regain compliance with the minimum $1.00 continued listing requirement for the listing of its common stock on The NASDAQ Capital Market. In order to maintain the Company’s listing on NASDAQ, the Company’s common stock must have a closing bid price of $1.00 or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive trading days.
Skyline management believes that this reverse-split ratio of 1-for-25 will allow sufficient time to permit compliance while it works to cure its stockholders’ equity deficiency for continued listing. It also will allow time to permit Skyline Medical to execute its growth strategy including consummating its joint venture with Electronic On-Ramp, Inc. to supply STREAMWAY to U.S. government mobile operating rooms and its partnership with GLG Pharma, LLC, which intends to develop rapid diagnostic tests that utilize fluid and tissue collected by the STREAMWAY System during procedures.
INFORMATION FOR STOCKHOLDERS
Please direct any questions you may have regarding rounding up for fractional shares to your broker or our transfer agent, Corporate Stock Transfer, Inc., by calling 303-282-4800.
About the STREAMWAY System
Skyline Medical's revolutionary, FDA-cleared STREAMWAY System is the first true direct-to-drain fluid disposal system designed specifically for medical applications, such as radiology, endoscopy, urology and cystoscopy procedures. It connects directly to a facility's plumbing system to automate the collection, measurement and disposal of waste fluids, and minimizes human intervention for better safety while improving compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory agency safety guidelines. It also provides unlimited capacity for increased efficiency in the operating room, which leads to greater profitability. The STREAMWAY eliminates canisters to reduce overhead costs and provides greater environmental stewardship by helping to eliminate the approximately 50 million potentially disease-infected canisters that go into landfills annually in the U.S.
About Skyline Medical Inc.
Skyline Medical Inc. produces a fully automated, patented, FDA-cleared, waste fluid disposal system that virtually eliminates staff exposure to blood, irrigation fluid and other potentially infectious fluids found in the healthcare environment. Antiquated manual fluid handling methods — which require hand carrying and emptying filled fluid canisters — present an exposure risk and potential liability. Skyline Medical's STREAMWAY System fully automates the collection, measurement and disposal of waste fluids and is designed to: 1) reduce overhead costs to hospitals and surgical centers, 2) improve compliance with OSHA and other regulatory agency safety guidelines, 3) improve efficiency in the operating room, and radiology and endoscopy departments — leading to greater profitability, and 4) provide greater environmental stewardship by helping to eliminate the approximately 50 million potentially disease-infected canisters that go into landfills annually in the United States. For additional information, please visit www.skylinemedical.com.
Certain of the matters discussed in this announcement contain forward-looking statements that involve material risks to and uncertainties in the Company's business that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the statements made herein. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, current negative operating cash flows and a need for additional funding to finance our operating plan; the terms of any further financing, which may be highly dilutive and may include onerous terms; unexpected costs and operating deficits, and lower than expected sales and revenues; uncertain willingness and ability of customers to adopt new technologies and other factors that may affect further market acceptance, if our product is not accepted by our potential customers, it is unlikely that we will ever become profitable, adverse economic conditions; the potential delisting of the Company’s common stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market as a result of the Company’s failures to comply with listing standards, in which case the liquidity of our common stock would likely be impaired and there would likely be a reduction in our coverage by security analysts and the news media, thereby resulting in lower prices for our common stock than might otherwise prevail; adverse results of any legal proceedings; the volatility of our operating results and financial condition; inability to attract or retain qualified senior management personnel, including sales and marketing personnel; our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the Company's ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology, including the possibility that the development of applicable technologies by GLG Pharma, LLC will be delayed, will not occur or will not receive applicable regulatory approvals on a timely basis; the Company’s ability to consummate its joint venture with Electronic On-Ramp, Inc.; the Company's ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company's technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review at www.sec.gov. This is not a solicitation to buy or sell securities and does not purport to be an analysis of the Company's financial position. See the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and subsequent reports and other filings at www.sec.gov.
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