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Washington, D.C. 20549








Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 13, 2024



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada   001-37673   26-1394771
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification Number)


3600 Park 42 Drive, Suite 160E, Sharonville, Ohio 45241

(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)


1 (888) 646-5205

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share   WKHS   The Nasdaq Capital Market







Item 3.03. Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.


As previously disclosed, on May 14, 2024, the stockholders of Workhorse Group Inc. (the “Company”) approved a proposal authorizing the board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) to effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes 78.2055, by a ratio of any whole number between 1-for-10 and 1-for-20, at any time prior to August 30, 2024, to be determined at the discretion of the Board.


The Board unanimously approved a 1-for-20 reverse stock split of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock (the “Reverse Split”). The Reverse Split will be effective as of June 17, 2024, and the Common Stock is expected to begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) at the opening of the market on June 17, 2024. The authorized number of shares of Common Stock will not be affected by the Reverse Split.


As a result of the Reverse Split, every 20 shares of the Company’s pre-Reverse Split Common Stock will be combined into one share of the Company’s post-Reverse Split Common Stock, without any change in par value per share. Proportionate voting rights and other rights of Common Stockholders will not be affected by the Reverse Split, other than as a result of the treatment of fractional shares. No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the Reverse Split, and fractional shares resulting from the Reverse Split will be rounded up to the nearest whole share.


The Reverse Split is intended to allow the Company to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement of $1.00 per share of Common Stock for continued listing on Nasdaq (the “Bid Price Requirement”), but there can be no assurance that the Reverse Split will have such effect. The Common Stock will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis beginning upon market opening on The Nasdaq Capital Market on June 17, 2024.The trading symbol for the Common Stock will remain “WKHS,” and the new CUSIP number of the Common Stock following the Reverse Split will be 98138J305.


The Company’s transfer agent, Empire Stock Transfer, Inc., is acting as the exchange agent for the Reverse Split.


The Company will adjust the exercise price, number of shares issuable on exercise or vesting and/or other terms of its outstanding stock options, warrants, restricted stock, and restricted stock units to reflect the effects of the Reverse Split. Furthermore, the number of shares of Common Stock available for issuance under the Company’s equity incentive plans will be proportionately adjusted for the Reverse Split ratio, such that fewer shares will be subject to such plans.


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


On June 13, 2024, the Company issued a press release announcing the Reverse Split. The press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.


Forward-Looking Statements


This Current Report on Form 8-K contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws with respect to the Company. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections, and other statements about future events based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this communication, including but not limited to: our ability to cure any deficiencies in compliance with the Bid Price Requirement or maintain compliance with other Nasdaq Listing Rules; the ability of the Reverse Split to allow us to regain compliance with the Bid Price Requirement; our ability to obtain any additional relief necessary to regain compliance from Nasdaq or to meet applicable Nasdaq requirements for any such relief; and risks related to the substantial costs and diversion of personnel’s attention and resources due to these matters. While we are taking actions to address our non-compliance with the Bid Price Requirement, there can be no assurance that we will regain compliance. Continued non-compliance or a delisting from Nasdaq would materially and adversely affect our ability to raise capital and our financial condition and business. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and, except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


Item 9.01. Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Description
99.1   Press Release, dated June 13, 2024.
104   The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: June 13, 2024 By: /s/ James D. Harrington
  Name:  James D. Harrington
  Title: General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary