Meeting adjourned only with respect to reverse stock split proposal until September 8, 2022
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ADMP) today announced that its 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (“Annual Meeting”) was convened, as scheduled. At the Annual Meeting, all items of business were considered, with the exception of Proposal 2, the proposal to adopt and approve a proposed amendment to the company’s restated certificate of incorporation authorizing the Board of Directors, in its discretion, to effect a reverse stock split of Adamis’ outstanding shares of common stock at any time on or before December 31, 2022, as further described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement and any supplements thereto (the “Reverse Stock Split Proposal”). Adamis expects to file the voting results regarding the other proposals considered today at the Annual Meeting on a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission no later than August 18, 2022.
At the Annual Meeting, approximately 60% of the Company’s outstanding common shares and 100% of the Company’s outstanding preferred shares were represented in person or by proxy. Of the matters presented for stockholder vote: all director nominees proposed for election in the Company’s definitive proxy statement were elected, stockholders voted against the proposed amendment to the Company’s 2020 Equity Incentive Plan, stockholders voted against approving the compensation of our named executive officers, the selection of BDO USA, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm was ratified, and the stockholders approved the proposal to adjourn the Annual Meeting, if necessary, to solicit additional proxies if there were insufficient votes at the time of the Annual Meeting to adopt the Reverse Stock Split Proposal.
Based on feedback from Adamis stockholders related to the Reverse Stock Split Proposal, the independent members of the Adamis Board believe it is in the best interests of its stockholders to extend the opportunity for stockholders to vote on this important matter. Therefore, the meeting was adjourned to allow additional time for stockholders to submit proxies with respect to the Reverse Stock Split Proposal. The Annual Meeting will be reconvened on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (the sole matter of business before the reconvened Annual Meeting will be the Reverse Stock Split Proposal).
The Adamis Board has determined, based on feedback from stockholders, that it is necessary and appropriate to further clarify the Board’s intentions with respect to the Reverse Stock Split Proposal, in particular related to (i) the timing for determining whether to implement a reverse stock split, and (ii) if the Board determines to effect a reverse stock split, the criteria the Board anticipates using to select a split ratio. The Board intends to directly communicate a message to stockholders in the next few days to provide additional clarification on both points. The Board members believe that maintaining the Company’s continued listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market is of fundamental importance, and therefore, allowing additional time for stockholders to meaningfully participate in the vote on a fully informed basis better represents their interests.
Adamis will continue to solicit proxies from stockholders with respect to the Reverse Stock Split Proposal, and electronic voting platforms are expected to remain open. If you either did not vote, or previously voted against the reverse split proposal, the Board of Directors urges you to reconsider your vote. The Board recommends that stockholders vote “FOR” the Reverse Stock Split Proposal. Stockholders will be able to listen and participate in the adjourned meeting as well as vote and submit questions during the live webcast by visiting www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/ADMP2022. Stockholders will need the control number found on their proxy card or in the instructions that accompanied their proxy materials to participate in the virtual meeting. Only stockholders of record on the record date of July 6, 2022, are entitled to vote.
Adamis encourages any eligible stockholder that has not yet voted their shares or provided voting instructions to their broker or other record holders to do so promptly. Stockholders who need help voting their shares may call Adamis’ proxy solicitor, Saratoga Advisors, toll free at (888) 368-0379 or (212) 257-1311.
About Adamis Pharmaceuticals
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a specialty biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on developing and commercializing products in various therapeutic areas, including allergy, opioid overdose, respiratory and inflammatory disease. The Company’s SYMJEPI® (epinephrine) Injection products are approved by the FDA for use in the emergency treatment of acute allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. The Company’s ZIMHI™ (naloxone) Injection product is approved for the treatment of opioid overdose. Tempol is in development for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 and a Phase 2/3 clinical trial is underway. For additional information about Adamis Pharmaceuticals, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include those that express plans, anticipation, intent, contingencies, goals, targets or future development and/or otherwise are not statements of historical fact. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which may cause Adamis’ actual results to be materially different from the results anticipated by such forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and except as may be required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to update or release publicly the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements or to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date of this press release. Certain of these risks and additional risks, uncertainties, and other factors are described in greater detail in Adamis’ filings from time to time with the SEC, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, and subsequent filings with the SEC, which Adamis strongly urges you to read and consider, all of which are available free of charge on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.
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