NEWS RELEASE – REGULATED INFORMATION
NOVEMBER 6, 2023, 1:00 AM ET / 7:00 CET
MDxHealth Announces the Approval by its Shareholders of the Proposed Transition to a Sole Listing of Shares on Nasdaq, and Details of the Share Consolidation
IRVINE, CA, and HERSTAL, BELGIUM – November 6, 2023 – MDxHealth SA (NASDAQ/Euronext Brussels: MDXH) (the “Company” or “mdxhealth”), a commercial-stage precision diagnostics company, today announces that the extraordinary general shareholders’ meeting of the Company that was held on November 3, 2023 (“EGM”) approved the proposed transition from a dual listing of the Company’s American Depositary Shares (the “ADSs”) on Nasdaq and ordinary shares (the “Shares”) on Euronext Brussels to a sole listing of Shares on Nasdaq (the “Transaction”), as well as the share consolidation with respect to all outstanding Shares by means of a 1-for-10 reverse stock split (the “Share Consolidation”). As a result, the Company can now start implementing the Transaction and Share Consolidation, as further outlined below.
Approval of the Transaction
The Company announced on October 2, 2023, that its board of directors had determined that it is in the best interest of the Company, its investors and other stakeholders to consolidate all trading of the Company’s securities on one exchange in the United States. The Transaction involves (1) the Share Consolidation, after which ten existing Shares will be represented by one new Share, and each ADS will represent one new Share, (2) listing the Shares on Nasdaq, (3) a mandatory exchange under the Company’s ADS facility as a result of which ADS holders will receive Shares in exchange for their ADSs on the basis of a ratio of one ADS for one Share (the “Mandatory ADS Exchange”), (4) a repositioning of the Shares from the Euronext Brussels trading system to the Nasdaq trading system, and (5) following a transition period of at least three weeks after the Mandatory ADS Exchange (the “Transition Period”), the de-listing of the Shares from listing and trading on Euronext Brussels (the “De-Listing”). The implementation of the Transaction was still subject to the approval by the Company’s shareholders of the Share Consolidation and the De-Listing. On November 3, 2023, the EGM approved the Share Consolidation and the De-Listing, as well as the proposed technical amendments to the Company’s articles of association to allow for the De-Listing.
Expected timeline for implementation of the Transaction
In view of the approval by the EGM, the Company will now start implementing the Transaction in accordance with the following expected timeline:
|First trading day on Euronext Brussels of the new Shares following the Share Consolidation (see also below)||November 14, 2023|
|Effective date of the Mandatory ADS Exchange||November 27, 2023|
|Admission to trading of the Shares on Nasdaq, and start of the Transition Period||November 27, 2023|
|End of the Transition Period and De-Listing||December 15, 2023|
The Company will update the timeline throughout the implentation process, and inform its shareholders and other stakeholders accordingly. Furthermore, as the implementation process progresses, the Company intends to further communicate on each relevant step.
Details of the Share Consolidation
As first step of the Transaction, the Company will now start with implementing the approved Share Consolidation with respect to all of the Company’s outstanding Shares by means of a 1-for-10 reverse stock split.
Simultaneous and automatic implementation of the Share Consolidation
Pursuant to the Share Consolidation, all existing Shares of the Company will be consolidated into a new and reduced number of Shares at the ratio of one (1) new Share (ISIN BE0974461940) for ten (10) existing Shares (ISIN BE0003844611).
The last trading day of the existing Shares (ISIN BE0003844611) on the regulated market of Euronext Brussels will be November 13, 2023. The first trading date of the new Shares (ISIN BE0974461940) on the regulated market of Euronext Brussels will be November 14, 2023.
The Share Consolidation will be carried out simultaneously for all outstanding Shares, so that after the completion of the Share Consolidation each new Share will represent the same fraction of the Company’s share capital. All new Shares after the completion of the Share Consolidation will have the same rights and benefits, and will rank pari passu in all respects, including as to entitlements to dividends and other distributions. The Share Consolidation will not affect the form of the outstanding Shares (dematerialised or registered) and the outstanding registered and dematerialised Shares will be processed separately. The Share Consolidation will be implemented automatically, without the need for shareholders to take any steps whatsoever.
Consolidation and sale of fractions of new Shares resulting from the Share Consolidation
The Share Consolidation might give rise to the appearance of fractions if prior to the Share Consolidation a shareholder does not hold a number of existings Shares which corresponds to a multiple of ten (10). In that case, the number of new Shares that will be held by that shareholder will be rounded down to the lower whole number.
No fractions of new Shares will be issued as a result of the Share Consolidation.
Instead, any fractions of Shares which might appear as a result of the Share Consolidation will be aggregated by KBC Securities, which has been appointed by the Company for this purpose and which will be instructed to sell the new Shares resulting from the aggregation of fractions on Euronext Brussels. The proceeds of such sale will be distributed in cash on a pro rata basis to the holders of existing Shares that do not have a sufficient number of existing Shares to be consolidated into whole new Shares, provided that the proceeds shall not be less than one euro cent (EUR 0.01) per old Share. If the proceeds are less or cannot be distributed on a pro rata basis as aforementioned, the proceeds will accrue to the Company. The relevant transaction costs and expenses (including commissions, fees and expenses of agents and advisors) and applicable taxes, all as applicable, will be borne by the Company.
In view thereof, shareholders that do not hold a number of existing Shares corresponding to a multiple of ten (10) may opt to do any of the following:
- They can sell or purchase existing Shares so that, by close of trading on Euronext Brussels on November 13, 2023, they hold a number of existing Shares that is a multiple of ten (10). Shareholders wishing to engage in sale or purchase transactions should contact their financial intermediaries or custodians to obtain further information with respect to the deadlines to execute such sale or purchase transactions, as well as any transaction costs and taxes applicable to such sale or purchase transactions and which they will have to bear themselves.
- Shareholders can also do nothing, in which case they could be allocated, as the case may be, the proceeds of the sale of the new Shares into which the fractions of old Shares have been aggregated, as outlined above.
Timeline for the Share Consolidation
The Share Consolidation, as described above, is expected to be implementated as follows:
|Last trading day on Euronext Brussels of the existing Shares following the Share Consolidation (ISIN BE0003844611)||November 13, 2023|
|First trading day on Euronext Brussels of the new Shares following the Share Consolidation (ISIN BE0974461940)||November 14, 2023|
|Completion of the sale of new Shares into which fractions of old Shares have been aggregated, and distribution of proceeds, as the case may be,||November 23, 2023|
Further information on the Transaction
For further information and details regarding the Transaction, reference is made to the dedicated web page which can be found on the Company’s website (see: Proposed Transition to a Single Listing on NASDAQ – mdxhealth), which contains (among other things) (i) a copy of the Special Report descibing the proposals submitted to the Company’s EGM held on November 3, 2023, (ii) a letter from the chair of the board of directors summarizing the Transaction, and (iii) frequently asked questions (FAQs) providing context and technical details with respect to the Transaction. This web page and the FAQs will be kept up-to-date as and when necessary.
Mdxhealth is a commercial-stage precision diagnostics company that provides actionable molecular information to personalize patient diagnosis and treatment. The Company’s tests are based on proprietary genomic, epigenetic (methylation) and other molecular technologies and assist physicians with the diagnosis and prognosis of urologic cancers and other urologic diseases. The Company’s U.S. headquarters and laboratory operations are in Irvine, California, with additional laboratory operations in Plano, Texas. European headquarters are in Herstal, Belgium, with laboratory operations in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. For more information, visit mdxhealth.com and follow us on social media at:
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