WOODSTOCK, Ga., Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodstock Holdings, Inc. today announced that effective on January 17, 2017 it had completed a 1 for 10 reverse split which is now reflected under the stock symbol WSFLD.PK. The stock split was approved unanimously by the board of directors of the company at their recent meeting on November 8, 2016.
In addition to the reverse split of the common equity of Woodstock Holdings, Inc. four new directors were added to the slate of directors.
- Anthony Branca- Mr. Branca has been employed by Woodstock Financial Group, Inc. a wholly owned Broker Dealer subsidiary of Woodstock Holdings, Inc., for over eight years and is currently the Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Broker Dealer. Mr. Branca brings over 35 years of operations experience to the company and is involved on a day to day basis with all phases of compliance and operations of the Broker Dealer.
- Richard Jankus- Mr. Jankus has been licensed with Woodstock Financial Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the company for over 17 years. He is currently the Branch Manager of the firm's Boca Raton, Florida office. Mr. Jankus also assists with firm marketing and recruiting on a national basis.
- Frank Black- Mr. Black is the founder and owner of SouthEast Investments, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Southeast Investments is approximately the same size brokerage and generates similar revenues as Woodstock Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Black, the CEO of Southeast and Mr. Raike, the CEO of Woodstock Holdings have commented they believe the synergies between the two companies could benefit our respective companies on future strategic objectives. Mr. Black also brings over 45 years of brokerage experience to the Woodstock Board.
- Gene Langmesser- Mr. Langmesser is the Founder and Owner of N2A Motors in Anaheim, California. Mr. Langmesser's company designs and develops exotic sports cars as well as various components to the aerospace industry. Mr. Langmesser has extensive years of domestic and international professional experience in the Sales, Business Development, Executive Business Operations, and Product Design Engineering industry. He has conducted international business in Germany, Italy, England, France, Poland and Mexico. With 38 years of experience he has worked for multiple organizations in D&E-R&D including prototype build and low volume production builds along with full vehicle architecture in aerospace and automotive concepts. See Gene Langmesser's complete resume at www.n2amotors.com
Mr. Raike, the CEO and President of Woodstock Holdings, Inc. and Mr. Langmesser jointly own all intellectual properties of All Terrain Bikes, Inc., a company formed by Mr. Langmesser and Mr. Raike to design, and develop cargo bikes with solar charged electric back up power and all terrain mountain bikes with electric back up power. These bikes are currently in the development stage with anticipated release in the first half of 2018.
Woodstock Holdings, Inc. also owns a stake in N2A Motors, Inc.
Langmesser and Raike have agreed to transfer ownership of All Terrain Bikes, Inc. to Woodstock Holdings, Inc. No specific terms of the deal have been finalized at this time. An independent valuation of the company will be performed in the future. All Terrain Bikes, Inc. currently owns three patents pertaining to the frames, tires, and gear assemblies of the bikes and owns the US patents pertaining to bikes utilizing wide yokes to accommodate oversized tires "Fat Bikes" that will travel easily over sand, snow, and mud.
The other business that was approved by the Woodstock Board on November 8, 2016 was the separation of the company's Financial Advisory business from the Broker Dealer operations. The new company will also be a wholly owned subsidiary company of Woodstock Holdings, Inc. The new company is named Woodstock Wealth Management, Inc. The target day for the new entity to initially accept assignment of the current advisory assets of Woodstock Financial Group, Inc. is April 1, 2017. The current assets managed by the advisory currently exceeds $200 million.
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About Woodstock Holdings, Inc.
The mission of Woodstock Holdings, Inc. (WH) is to seek out candidates for acquisition that will build value for our shareholders. We currently own 100% of Woodstock Financial Group, Inc. ("WFG"), a FINRA member broker dealer licensed in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. WFG is also licensed in many states as an insurance agency and is an SEC registered financial advisory firm. It was formerly known as Woodstock Financial Group, Inc., and changed its name to Woodstock Holdings, Inc., in January 2010. The company was founded in 1995 and headquartered in Woodstock, Georgia.
Woodstock Holdings does not limit our investments to the financial services industry. In fact, our long term objective is to hold investments in diverse industries.
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