XI'AN, China, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPU) ("SkyPeople" or "the Company"), a producer of fruit juice concentrates, fruit juice beverages and other fruit-related products, today announced that its Board of Directors unanimously approved a reverse stock split of its common stock at a ratio of 1-for-8, with anticipated trading on the split adjusted basis on NASDAQ commencing at the open of the stock market on March 16, 2016.
The purpose of the reverse split is to raise the per share trading price of the Company's common stock to regain compliance with the minimum $1.00 continued listing requirement for the listing of its common stock on The NASDAQ Global Market. As previously announced, in order to maintain the Company's listing on Nasdaq, the Company's common stock must have a closing bid price of $1.00 or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive trading days by April 4, 2016.
As a result of the reverse stock split, the number of SkyPeople's authorized shares of common stock will be decreased from 66,666,666 shares to 8,333,333 shares and its outstanding common stock will be decreased from approximately 32.48 million to 4.06 million shares. Upon the effective date of the reverse stock split, every eight (8) shares of SkyPeople common stock outstanding automatically combine into one (1) new share of common stock. The Company will round up to the next full share of the Company's shares of common stock any fractional shares that result from the reverse stock split and no fractional shares will be issued in connection with the reverse stock split and no cash or other consideration will be paid in connection with any fractional shares that would otherwise have resulted from the reverse stock split.
There can be no assurance that following the reverse split, the Company's common stock will remain above the $1.00 per share minimum for the requisite period as of April 4, 2016 to regain listing compliance.
About SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc.
SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc., a Florida company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pacific Industry Holding Group Co., Ltd. ("Pacific"), a Vanuatu company, and SkyPeople Juice International Holding (HK) Ltd., a company organized under the laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific, holds 99.78% ownership interest in SkyPeople Juice Group Co., Ltd. ("SkyPeople (China)"). SkyPeople (China), together with its operating subsidiaries in China, is engaged in the production and sales of fruit juice concentrates, fruit beverages, and other fruit related products in the PRC and overseas markets. Its fruit juice concentrates are sold to domestic customers and exported directly or via distributors. Fruit juice concentrates are used as a basic ingredient component in the food industry. Its brands, "Hedetang" and "SkyPeople," which are registered trademarks in the PRC, are positioned as high quality, healthy and nutritious end-use juice beverages. For more information, please visit http://www.skypeoplefruitjuice.com.
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