ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix Corporation (TSX-V: VZX, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X) (the "Company"), a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and smart glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets, today announced that it received all the necessary regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV") and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") to effectuate a reverse split of its issued and outstanding common stock (the "Shares") on a 1 to 75 basis (the "Split"). The Split was previously approved at the special meeting of the shareholders of the Company, held on November 30, 2012. The Shares will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on February 6, 2013. In accordance with FINRA's procedures for reverse stock splits, Vuzix' ticker symbol on the OTCBB will be "VUZID" for a period of 20 business days beginning February 6, 2013, after which time, the symbol will revert back to "VUZI". The Company's ticker symbol will remain unchanged on the TSXV. Any fractional shares resulting from the Split will be rounded up to the nearest whole post-split share.
Paul Travers, Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix, said that, "We believe the higher split-adjusted stock price will be in the best interest of our shareholders by making it easier to effect transactions in our stock, broaden our audience and shareholder base and ultimately enhance our valuation as we move forward and grow the Company. While the Split did not change the market capitalization of Vuzix, the higher share price is designed to make it easier for shareholders to hold Vuzix stock in their brokerage accounts and to appeal to major customers that look at our share price when deciding to add us as a new supplier."
Additional Information for Shareholders:Vuzix shareholders who hold shares in brokerage accounts, also known as holding the shares in "street name", will note that the number of Vuzix shares are automatically adjusted to reflect the number of shares as adjusted by the reverse stock split. Shareholders of record who hold physical stock certificates will receive letters of transmittal from the Vuzix' transfer agent, Computershare, or they can call 781-575-2879 to get information on exchanging their old stock certificates for new stock certificates reflecting the adjusted number of shares as a result of the reverse stock split.