MANCHESTER, England, Sept. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — SmartKem, Inc. ("SmartKem" or the "Company") (OTCQB: SMTK), a company seeking to reshape the world of electronics with its disruptive organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs) that will drive the next generation of displays, has announced that it will proceed with a 1-for-35 reverse stock split of its outstanding shares of common stock. The reverse stock split will become effective at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time, on September 20, 2023.
The Company’s common stock will begin trading on a post-split basis at the market open at 9:30 a.m., under the Company’s existing trading symbol "SMTK". The CUSIP number for the common stock following the reverse stock split will be 83193D203.
SmartKem’s OTCQB information can be found on the OTC Markets website: www.otcmarkets.com/stock/SMTK/overview
SmartKem is seeking to reshape the world of electronics with its disruptive organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs) that can drive the next generation of displays. SmartKem’s unique and patented TRUFLEX® semiconductor and dielectric inks, or liquid electronic polymers, are used to make a new type of transistor that has the potential to revolutionize the display industry. SmartKem’s inks enable low temperature printing processes that are compatible with existing manufacturing infrastructure to deliver low-cost displays that outperform existing models. The company’s electronic polymer platform can be used in a number of display technologies including microLED, miniLED and AMOLED displays for next generation televisions, laptops, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets, smartwatches and smartphones.
SmartKem develops its materials at its research and development facility in Manchester, UK, its semiconductor manufacturing processes at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) at Sedgefield, UK and retains a field application office in Taiwan. The company has an extensive IP portfolio including 125 granted patents across 19 patent families and 40 codified trade secrets. For more information, visit: www.smartkem.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @SmartKemTRUFLEX.
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