Xenetic Biosciences, Inc. Announces Reverse Stock Split of Common Stock
FRAMINGHAM, MA – (May 12, 2023) – Xenetic Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: XBIO) (“Xenetic” or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing innovative immune-oncology technologies addressing hard to treat cancers, today announced it will effect a one-for-ten reverse stock split of its authorized, issued and outstanding common stock. Pursuant to the Certificate of Change filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada, the reverse stock split will be effective at 12:01 a.m., Eastern Time, on May 15, 2023. Xenetic expects that upon the opening of trading on May 15, 2023, its common stock will trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market on a split-adjusted basis under the current trading symbol "XBIO" and the new CUSIP number 984015 602.
No fractional shares will be issued as a result of the reverse stock split. Any fractional shares that would result from the reverse stock split will be rounded up to the nearest whole share.
Stockholders of record are not required to send in their current stock certificates or evidence of book-entry or other electronic positions for exchange. Following the effectiveness of the reverse stock split, each stock certificate and book-entry or other electronic position representing issued and outstanding shares of Xenetic's common stock will be automatically adjusted. Those stockholders holding common stock in "street name" will receive instructions from their brokers if they need to take any action in connection with the reverse stock split. Stockholders should direct any questions concerning the reverse stock split to their broker or Xenetic's transfer agent and registrar, Empire Stock Transfer, Inc., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Xenetic Biosciences
Xenetic Biosciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing innovative immune-oncology technologies addressing hard to treat cancers. The Company's DNase platform is designed to improve outcomes of existing treatments, including immunotherapies, by targeting neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), which have been implicated in cancer progression and resistance to cancer treatments. Xenetic is currently focused on advancing its systemic DNase program into the clinic as an adjunctive therapy for pancreatic carcinoma and locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors.
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JTC Team, LLC