Ouster, Inc. (NYSE: OUST) (“Ouster” or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance lidar sensors for the automotive, industrial, robotics, and smart infrastructure industries, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 1-for-10 reverse stock split ("reverse split") of its common stock, par value $0.001 per share ("Common Stock") that is expected to become effective on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 4:01 p.m. Eastern Time. The Company's Common Stock is expected to begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) on April 21, 2023 under the existing symbol "OUST" and new CUSIP number 68989M 202.
At Ouster’s special meeting of stockholders on January 26, 2023, stockholders approved the proposal to authorize the Company's Board of Directors ("Board") to effect a reverse split at ratios ranging from 1-for-5 to 1-for-10.
The reverse split will affect all issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock. As a result of the reverse stock split, every 10 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding as of the effective date will be automatically combined into one share of Common Stock. No fractional shares will be issued as a result of the reverse stock split. Any fractional shares resulting from the reverse stock split will be rounded up to the nearest whole share of common stock. The reverse stock split affects all stockholders uniformly and will not alter any stockholder’s percentage interest in the Company’s outstanding common stock, except for adjustments that may result from the treatment of fractional shares, as described above.
The terms of outstanding warrants and equity-based awards (including exercise price and number of shares issuable thereunder) will be proportionately adjusted, in accordance with the terms of the applicable agreement. Specifically, following effectiveness, every 10 shares of the Company’s common stock that may be purchased pursuant to the exercise of warrants will represent one share of the Company’s common stock that may be purchased pursuant to such warrants. The exercise price for each warrant following the reverse stock split will equal the product of 10 multiplied by the exercise price prior to the reverse stock split; accordingly, the exercise price for the Company’s warrants trading under the symbol “OUST.WS” will be $115.00 and the exercise price for the Company’s warrants trading under the symbol “OUST.WSA” will be $140.20. The CUSIP numbers for the Company’s warrants will not change.
Ouster (NYSE: OUST) is a leading global provider of high-resolution scanning and solid-state digital lidar sensors, Velodyne Lidar sensors, and software solutions for the automotive, industrial, robotics, and smart infrastructure industries. Ouster is on a mission to build a safer and more sustainable future by offering affordable, high-performance sensors that drive mass adoption across a wide variety of applications. With a global team and high-volume manufacturing, Ouster supports over 850 customers in approximately 50 countries. Ouster is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.ouster.com, or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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