JUPITER, FL – December 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Dyadic International, Inc. (“Dyadic” or the “Company”) (OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on further improving and leveraging the patented and proprietary C1 expression system to help speed up the development and production of biologic vaccines and drugs at flexible commercial scales, today announced the results of its special meeting of shareholders held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. At the special meeting of Dyadic shareholders, Dyadic’s shareholders approved the proposal to amend Dyadic’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation to effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock at a ratio between 1-for-2 and 1-for-4 and effective upon a date, in each case, to be determined by the Company’s board of directors.
The reverse stock split, if effected, may, among other things, increase the per share trading price of the Company’s common stock to potentially enable the Company to meet the minimum price requirement for a potential listing on the NASDAQ or another national stock exchange. Dyadic’s board of directors has the discretion to implement the reverse stock split, at any time prior to December 6, 2017 (up to 12 months after the special meeting), or abandon the reverse stock split if it determines that implementing a reverse stock split is not in the best interests of Dyadic and its shareholders.
The affirmative vote of a majority of the shares of Dyadic common stock outstanding as of the close of business on the record date of October 21, 2016 was required to approve the reverse stock split proposal. According to the final tally of shares voted, a quorum of 31,950,364 (93.02%) of Dyadic’s total outstanding shares of common stock on the record date voted in person or by valid proxy at the special meeting. The final voting results with respect to the reverse stock split proposal were as follows: 28,120,199 votes for, 1,287,261 votes against, and 2,542,904 votes abstain.
About Dyadic International, Inc.
Dyadic International, Inc. is a global biotechnology company which is developing what it believes will be a potentially significant biopharmaceutical protein production system based on the fungus Myceliopthora thermophila, nicknamed C1. The C1 microorganism, which enables the development and large scale manufacture of low cost proteins, has the potential to be further developed into a safe and efficient expression system that may help speed up the development, production and performance of biologic vaccines and drugs at flexible commercial scales. Dyadic is using the C1 technology and other technologies to conduct research, development and commercial activities for the development and manufacturing of human and animal vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, biosimilars and/or biobetters, and other therapeutic proteins. Dyadic pursues research and development collaborations, licensing arrangements and other commercial opportunities with its partners and collaborators to leverage the value and benefits of these technologies in developing and manufacturing biopharmaceuticals which these technologies help produce. In particular, as the aging population grows in developed and undeveloped countries, Dyadic believes the C1 technology may help bring biologic drugs to market faster, in greater volumes, at lower cost, and with new properties to drug developers and manufacturers and, hopefully, improve access and cost to patients and the healthcare system, but most importantly saving lives.
Please visit Dyadic’s website at https://www.dyadic.com for additional information, including details regarding Dyadic’s plans for its biopharmaceutical business.
Dyadic trades on the OTCQX tier of the OTC marketplace. Investors can find real-time quotes, market information and financial reports for Dyadic, as well as additional information related to its professional liability lawsuit, in the company’s annual and quarterly reports which are filed with the OTC markets. Please visit the OTC markets website at www.otcmarkets.com/stock/DYAI/quote.
Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause Dyadic’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Investors are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as required by law, Dyadic expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, any changes in expectations or any change in events. Factors that could cause results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: (1) general economic, political and market conditions; (2) our ability to carry out and implement our biopharmaceutical research and business plans and strategic initiatives; (3) Dyadic’s ability to retain and attract employees, consultants, directors and advisors; (4) our ability to implement and successfully carry out Dyadic’s and third parties research and development efforts; (5) our ability to obtain new license and research agreements; (6) our ability to maintain our existing access to, and/or expand access to third party contract research organizations in order to carry out our research projects for ourselves and third parties; (7) competitive pressures and reliance on key customers and collaborators; (8) the outcome of the current litigation by Dyadic against its former counsel and; (9) other factors discussed in Dyadic’s publicly available filings, including information set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in our September 30, 2016 Quarterly Report filed with the OTC Markets on November 10, 2016 and our December 31, 2015 Annual Report filed with OTC Markets on March 29, 2016. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect us.
Dyadic International, Inc.
Thomas L. Dubinski
Chief Financial Officer