OREANDA-NEWS. January 31, 2018. Avinger, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGR), a leading developer of innovative treatments for peripheral artery disease (PAD), today announced that the Company will effect a 1-for-40 reverse stock split of the Company's common stock, which will be effective at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. As of that date, each 40 shares of issued and outstanding common stock and equivalents will be converted into one share of common stock. A new CUSIP number of 053734208 has been assigned to the Company's common stock as a result of the reverse stock split.

The reverse stock split was approved by Avinger’s stockholders at the Company's Special Meeting of Stockholders held on January 29, 2018, and the Board of Directors was authorized to implement the reverse stock split and determine the ratio of the split within a range of not less than 1-for-20 or greater than 1-for-40. Thereafter, the Board of Directors determined to fix the ratio for the reverse stock split at 1-for-40. The reverse stock split is being effected in order to increase the per share trading price of the Company's common stock to satisfy the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market. Shares will continue to trade under the symbol “AVGR.”

The reverse split will reduce the number of shares of the Company's common stock outstanding from approximately 35.1 million to approximately 877,000. Proportional adjustments will be made to the terms and exercise prices of outstanding options and warrants. The Company will pay out cash in lieu of any fractional shares otherwise resulting from the reverse stock split.

Stockholders should direct any questions concerning the reverse stock split to their broker or to the Company’s transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, at 1-800-937-5449. Inquiries can also be sent via email to help@astfinancial.com and should include a reference to “Avinger.”

About Avinger, Inc.
Avinger is a commercial-stage medical device company that designs and develops the first-ever image-guided, catheter-based system that diagnoses and treats patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Avinger is dedicated to radically changing the way vascular disease is treated through its Lumivascular platform, which currently consists of the Lightbox imaging console, the Ocelot family of chronic total occlusion (CTO) catheters, and the Pantheris® family of atherectomy devices. Avinger is based in Redwood City, CA. For more information, please visit www.avinger.com.