JONESBORO, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CCF Holding Company (OTCPK: CCFH) (the “Company”), the holding company for Heritage Bank, today announced that the Company filed an amendment to its Restated Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of Georgia to effect a 1-for-10 reverse stock split of its common stock. The reverse stock split will take effect at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 31, 2018 and will be effective with respect to shareholders of record at the close of business on that date (the “Effective Time”). As a result, at the Effective Time the Company’s 21.1 million outstanding shares of common stock will be reduced to 2.1 million. Shareholders who would otherwise hold fractional shares of the Company’s common stock as a result of the reverse stock split will be entitled to receive cash in lieu of such fractional shares. The reverse stock split will not have an impact on the overall economic value of the Company; however, since the reverse stock split will reduce the number of common shares outstanding it is expected to result in a corresponding increase in the bid price of the Company’s common stock.
The Company’s shares of common stock will continue to trade on the OTC Markets Group under the symbol “CCFH” with the letter “D” added to the end of the trading symbol for a period of 20 trading days to indicate that the reverse stock split has occurred. Following the 20 day period, the ticker symbol will revert back to “CCFH.” In addition, the Company’s shares of common stock will also trade under a new CUSIP number effective August 1, 2018. Shareholders of record as of the Effective Time will receive a letter of transmittal from the Company’s transfer agent with instructions regarding the exchange of their common stock certificates into new certificates reflecting the post-split shares owned.
About CCF Holding Company
With $493 million in total assets as of June 30, 2018, CCF Holding Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Heritage Bank, offers a broad range of financial services through its six branches in Clayton, Henry, and Fayette counties in Georgia.
The Company’s common stock trades on the OTC Markets Group under the symbol “CCFH.”
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