CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leatt Corporation (OTCQB: LEAT), a global designer, marketer and distributor of personal protective equipment for sports and lifestyle activities, based on the Leatt-Brace® patented neck protection system, has announced a 1-for-25 reverse split of its issued and outstanding common shares, effective as of September 20, 2012, and a proportional reduction of its authorized common stock. As a result of the stock split, the Company has 28,000,000 shares of common stock authorized, of which 5,200,386 shares are issued and outstanding, and 1,120,000 shares of preferred stock authorized, of which 120,000 shares are issued and outstanding. The new CUSIP number for the Company's common stock is 522132 20 8.
Trading of the LEAT common stock on a reverse split basis was approved by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), effective as of October 1, 2012, and in connection therewith, the Company's OTCQB trading symbol has been temporarily changed from "LEAT" to "LEATD" for the next 20 business days through October 26, 2012.
Chief Executive Officer Sean Macdonald commented, "We believe that the reverse split is an important step to increasing stockholder value and liquidity and establishing our visibility in the marketplace."
About Leatt Corporation
Leatt Corporation develops, distributes and markets personal protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme motor sports. The Leatt-Brace® is an award-winning neck brace system considered the gold standard for neck protection for anyone wearing a crash helmet as a form of protection. It was designed for participants in extreme sports or riding motorcycles, bicycles, mountain bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and other vehicles.
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