Venus Concept Inc. (“Venus Concept” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: VERO), a global medical aesthetic technology leader, today announced that its Board of Directors approved a 1-for-15 reverse stock split of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock (the “Reverse Stock Split”). The Reverse Stock Split will be effective at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time today. The Company’s common stock is expected to begin trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market on a split-adjusted basis at the open of trading on May 12, 2023.

The Company’s stockholders previously approved the Reverse Stock Split at the annual and special meeting of stockholders held on May 10, 2023 at a ratio ranging from 1-for-5 up to a ratio of 1-for-15, such ratio and the implementation and timing of such Reverse Stock Split to be determined by the Company’s Board of Directors at its discretion.

The principal purpose of the Reverse Stock Split is to increase the bid price of our common stock to regain compliance with the continued listing requirements of the Nasdaq Capital Market. In connection with the Reverse Stock Split, the Company’s CUSIP number has changed to 92332W204 as of 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time today. The Company’s common stock will continue to trade under the symbol “VERO.”

As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every 15 shares of the Company’s common stock issued and outstanding will be automatically reclassified into one new share of common stock. The Reverse Stock Split will not modify any rights or preferences of the shares of the Company’s common stock. Proportionate adjustments will be made to the per share exercise price and the number of shares issuable upon the exercise or conversion of outstanding warrants, and convertible or exchangeable securities, as well as to the number of shares issued and issuable under the Company’s equity incentive plans. The conversion ratio of our preferred stock, which are convertible into shares of common stock on a one for ten basis, will also be proportionately adjusted with respect to shares of preferred stock issued and outstanding before the Reverse Stock Split.  

The common stock issued pursuant to the Reverse Stock Split will remain fully paid and non-assessable. The Reverse Stock Split will not affect the number of authorized shares of common stock or the par value of the common stock nor will it change the authorized shares of Preferred Stock or the relative voting power of such holders of our outstanding common stock and Preferred Stock.

No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split. Stockholders who would otherwise be entitled to receive fractional shares as a result of the Reverse Stock Split will automatically be entitled to receive an additional fraction of a share of common stock to round up to the next whole share. Cash will not be paid for fractional shares.

Computershare Inc. has been appointed by the Company to act as its exchange agent for the reverse stock split. Stockholders owning pre-split shares via a bank, broker or other nominee will have their positions automatically adjusted to reflect the Reverse Stock Split and will not be required to take further action in connection with the Reverse Stock Split, subject to brokers’ particular processes. Similarly, registered stockholders holding pre-split shares of the Company's common stock electronically in book-entry form are also not required to take further action in connection with the Reverse Stock Split.

Additional information about the Reverse Stock Split can be found in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 10, 2023, which is available free of charge at the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov, and on the Company’s website at ir.venusconcept.com.

About Venus Concept

Venus Concept is an innovative global medical aesthetic technology leader with a broad product portfolio of minimally invasive and non-invasive medical aesthetic and hair restoration technologies and reach in over 60 countries and 14 direct markets. Venus Concept’s product portfolio consists of aesthetic device platforms, including Venus Versa, Venus Legacy, Venus Velocity, Venus Fiore, Venus Viva, Venus Glow, Venus Bliss, Venus BlissMAX, Venus Epileve, Venus Viva MD and AI.ME. Venus Concept’s hair restoration systems include NeoGraft® and the ARTAS iX® Robotic Hair Restoration system. Venus Concept has been backed by leading healthcare industry growth equity investors including EW Healthcare Partners (formerly Essex Woodlands), HealthQuest Capital, Longitude Capital Management, Aperture Venture Partners, and Masters Special Situations.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Any statements contained herein that are not of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify these statements by words such as such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “plans,” “expects,” “projects,” “future,” “intends,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” “guidance,” and other similar expressions that are predictions of or indicate future events and future trends. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the commencement of trading of our shares of common stock on a post-Reverse Stock Split basis, the bid price of our common stock following the Reverse Stock Split and our compliance with the continued listing requirements of the Nasdaq Capital Market , and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in the statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections about our business and the industry in which the Company operates and management's beliefs and assumptions and are not guarantees of future performance or developments and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that are in some cases beyond our control. As a result, any or all of our forward-looking statements in this communication may turn out to be inaccurate. Factors that could materially affect our business operations and financial performance and condition include, but are not limited to, those risks and uncertainties described under Part II Item 1A—“Risk Factors” in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Part I Item 1A—“Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on information available to us as of the date of this communication. Unless required by law, the Company does not intend to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information or future events or otherwise.

Investor Relations Contact:

ICR Westwicke on behalf of Venus Concept

Mike Piccinino, CFA

VenusConceptIR@westwicke.com
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