AN DIEGO, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. (“Guardion” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GHSI) is providing the following answers to frequeaantly asked questions to its stockholders with regard to Proposal 4, which is being considered at the Company’s Annual Stockholders’ Meeting (the “Annual Meeting”) on October 29, 2020. Only stockholders of record on September 1, 2020, or the record date, are eligible to attend and vote on proposals presented at the Annual Meeting. The Board recommends a vote “FOR” Proposal 4.
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR GUARDION HEALTH SCIENCES, INC. STOCKHOLDERS
Time is short – please vote your shares for the
Annual Meeting of Stockholders on October 29, 2020
Your vote may impact the value of your investment
and the future of Guardion Health Sciences, Inc.
KEY QUESTIONS OUR STOCKHOLDERS ARE ASKING REGARDING PROPOSAL 4: EXTENSION OF PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED REVERSE STOCK SPLIT
|What will happen to Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. if Proposal 4 (Extension of Previously Authorized Reverse Stock Split)
does not pass?
|Your vote “FOR” Proposal 4 at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders on October 29, 2020 is critically important. Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. is at risk of being delisted from the Nasdaq Capital Market after November 30, 2020. Such delisting would adversely impact the liquidity of the Company’s common stock. Nasdaq requires that a Company maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 per share. The Company is requesting from its stockholders an extension of its current authorization to effectuate a reverse stock split (which expires December 5, 2020) to increase the per share price and bid price of the Company’s common stock in order to regain compliance with the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement of Nasdaq. Additionally, a reverse stock split would potentially make the Company’s common stock more attractive to certain institutional investors, which would provide for a stronger investor base.
If Proposal 4 is not approved, the Board of Directors will initiate the previously authorized reverse stock split in November 2020 in order to comply with Nasdaq’s continued listing requirements.
If Proposal 4 is approved, we intend to appeal any delisting order that Nasdaq issues after November 30, 2020, as we believe that having the continuing discretionary authority to implement a reverse stock split will increase the Company’s chances of receiving temporary relief (not to exceed 180 days from November 30, 2020) from Nasdaq. Such temporary relief will allow the Company additional time to execute on its business initiatives to generate greater stockholder value and hopefully increase the Company’s common share price.
The board of directors believes it is in your best interest to vote “FOR” Proposal 4 today.
|Didn’t Stockholders authorize a Reverse Stock Split at last year’s annual meeting? Why is my vote so important?||Yes, our stockholders authorized a reverse stock split at last year’s annual meeting of stockholders to be effectuated up until December 5, 2020. To date, the Board of Directors has not implemented the reverse stock split. We are requesting an extension of that previous authorization from our stockholders so that our Board of Directors retains the flexibility necessary should a reverse stock split become necessary.
Approval of Proposal 4 requires support by at least a majority of the outstanding shares of common stock. So, while many Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. stockholders have been highly supportive of Proposal 4 to date, we have not yet received enough votes to meet that high standard. That is why your vote matters, no matter how many or how few common shares you own.
|What happens if I don’t vote?||If you don’t vote or you abstain, it may count the same as a vote AGAINST Proposal 4.|
|Who can help me vote?||Our proxy solicitor, Kingsdale Advisors, can assist you with voting your shares and any questions you may have – please see below for their contact information.|
|If I’ve already voted, can I change my vote?||Yes. You may revoke your previously submitted proxy and reclaim your right to vote at any time before your proxy is voted at the Annual Meeting by submitting a later-dated proxy card or vote instruction form or by voting in person at the Annual Meeting. Your most current proxy card or Internet proxy is the one that will be counted. Your vote is important, so please act today!
Our proxy solicitor, Kingsdale Advisors, can assist in this process as well – please see below for their contact information.
|OUR PROXY SOLICITOR (KINGSDALE ADVISORS) STANDS READY TO ASSIST YOU WITH THIS IMPORTANT VOTE
If you have questions about how to vote your shares, please contact our proxy solicitor,
Strategic Stockholder Advisor and Proxy Solicitation Agent
North American Toll Free Phone:
This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of Proposal 4. On September 8, 2020, Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. filed a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) in connection with the 2020 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting. STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY THE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER SOLICITING MATERIALS THAT ARE FILED WITH THE COMMISSION WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THESE DOCUMENTS CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY AND THE PROPOSALS TO BE VOTED UPON. The Company’s proxy statement and any other solicitation materials filed by the Company with the Commission can be obtained free of charge at the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov and at the investor relations section of the Company’s website at https://guardionhealth.com/
Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer
With the exception of the historical information contained in this press release, the matters described herein may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “projects,” “estimates,” “plans” and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,” “would,” “may” and “could” are generally forward- looking in nature and not historical facts, although not all forward-looking statements include the foregoing. These statements involve unknown risks and uncertainties that may individually or materially impact the matters discussed herein for a variety of reasons that are outside the control of the Company, including, but not limited to, the Company’s ability to raise sufficient financing to implement its business plan, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business, operations and the economy in general, and the Company’s ability to successfully develop and commercialize its proprietary products and technologies. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward- looking statements, as actual results could differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements contained herein. Readers are urged to read the risk factors set forth in the Company’s filings with the SEC, which are available at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov). The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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