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Salarius Pharmaceuticals Announces 1-for-8 Reverse Stock Split

HOUSTON, June 12, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Salarius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLRX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company using protein inhibition and protein degradation to develop cancer therapies for patients in need of new treatment options, today announced that it will effect a 1-for-8 reverse stock split at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on June 14, 2024. Beginning with the opening of trading on June 17, 2024, Salarius’ common stock will trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market on a split-adjusted basis under a new CUSIP number 79400X404 and the Company’s existing trading symbol “SLRX.”

The reverse stock split is intended to enable Salarius to regain compliance with the $1.00 minimum closing bid price required for continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

At a special meeting of stockholders held on May 9, 2024, Salarius’ stockholders approved the proposal to authorize Salarius’ Board of Directors to file an amendment to Salarius’ amended and restated certificate of incorporation (“Certificate of Incorporation”) to effect the reverse split at a ratio to be determined by the Board, ranging from 1-for-4 to 1-for-8. The specific 1-for-8 ratio was subsequently approved by Salarius’ Board of Directors and the reverse stock split will be effected by filing a Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware. No further action is required by any stockholders in connection with approving or effecting the reverse stock split.

The reverse split will affect all issued and outstanding shares of Salarius’ common stock. At the effective time of the reverse stock split, the number of shares of common stock issued and outstanding will be reduced from approximately 4.7 million shares to approximately 0.6 million shares. All outstanding options and warrants entitling their holders to purchase shares of Salarius’ common stock will be adjusted as a result of the reverse split, as required by the terms of each security. The number of shares reserved for future issuance pursuant to Salarius’ 2015 Equity Incentive Plan and the number of shares reserved for future issuance pursuant to Salarius’ 2015 Employee Stock Purchase Plan also will be appropriately adjusted. The reverse stock split will affect all stockholders uniformly and will not affect any stockholder's ownership percentage of Salarius’ shares (except to the extent that the reverse stock split would result in some of the stockholders receiving cash in lieu of fractional shares). Stockholders will receive cash in lieu of fractional shares based on the closing price per share of Salarius’ common stock as quoted on the Nasdaq Capital Market on June 14, 2024. The reverse stock split will not reduce the number of authorized shares of common stock or preferred stock or change the par values of Salarius’ common stock (which will remain at $0.0001 per share) or preferred stock (which will remain at $0.0001 per share).

Equiniti Trust Company, LLC, (“Equiniti”) is acting as the exchange agent and transfer agent for the reverse stock split. Equiniti will provide instructions to stockholders with physical certificates regarding the process for exchanging their pre-split stock certificates for post-split shares in book-entry form and receiving payment for any fractional shares.

Additional information about the reverse stock split can be found in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 26, 2024. The Proxy Statement is available at www.sec.gov or at Salarius’ website at salariuspharma.com here.

About Salarius Pharmaceuticals
Salarius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapies for patients with cancer in need of new treatment options. Salarius’ product portfolio includes seclidemstat, its lead candidate, which is being studied as a potential treatment for pediatric cancers, sarcomas and other cancers with limited treatment options, and SP-3164, an oral small molecule protein degrader being developed for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Salarius has received financial support from the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation to advance the Ewing sarcoma program and was a recipient of a Product Development Award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). For more information, please visit salariuspharma.com or follow Salarius on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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LHA Investor Relations
Kim Sutton Golodetz

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