SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): June 3, 2019
NORTHERN TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)|
|4201 Woodland Road|
P.O. Box 69, Circle Pines, Minnesota 55014
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(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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, par value $0.02 per share||NTIC||Nasdaq Global Market|
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On June 3, 2019, the Board of Directors of Northern Technologies International Corporation (the “Company”) declared a 2-for-1 stock split of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.02 (the “Common Stock”), to be effected in the form of a stock dividend. Stockholders of record as of June 17, 2019 (the “Record Date”) will receive, on or around June 28, 2019, one additional share of Common Stock for every share of Common Stock held as of the Record Date. Fractional shares will be issued as needed. The Company announced the stock split in a press release issued on June 3, 2019, which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
On June 3, 2019, the Board of Directors of Northern Technologies International Corporation (the “Company”) declared a 2-for-1 stock split of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.02 (the “Common Stock”), to be effected in the form of a stock dividend. Stockholders of record as of June 17, 2019 (the “Record Date”) will receive, on or around June 28, 2019, one additional share of Common Stock for every share of Common Stock held as of the Record Date. Fractional shares will be issued as needed.
The Company announced the stock split in a press release issued on June 3, 2019, which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
|NORTHERN TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION|
|Date: June 3, 2019||By:||/s/ Matthew C. Wolsfeld|
|Matthew C. Wolsfeld|
|Chief Financial Officer and Secretary|
Northern Technologies International Corporation Declares Two-for-One Stock Split
MINNEAPOLIS, June 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northern Technologies International Corporation (NASDAQ: NTIC), a leading developer of corrosion inhibiting products and services, as well as bio-based and biodegradable polymer resin compounds, today reported that its Board of Directors has declared a two-for-one split of the company’s common stock, which will be effected in the form of a 100% stock dividend. The stock dividend will be distributed on June 28, 2019 to stockholders of record as of June 17, 2019.
As a result of the split, each stockholder of record at the close of business on June 17, 2019, will receive one additional share of common stock for every outstanding share held on the record date. The additional shares will be distributed on June 28, 2019.
“The two-for-one stock split reflects our efforts to improve the trading liquidity of our stock,” stated Patrick Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer. “NTIC is focused on increasing stockholder value and we are pleased to reward our stockholders through our stock split, dividend, and stock repurchase programs.”
About Northern Technologies International Corporation
Northern Technologies International Corporation develops and markets proprietary environmentally beneficial products and services in over 60 countries either directly or via a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures, independent distributors and agents. NTIC’s primary business is corrosion prevention marketed primarily under the ZERUST® brand. NTIC has been selling its proprietary ZERUST® rust and corrosion inhibiting products and services to the automotive, electronics, electrical, mechanical, military and retail consumer markets, for over 40 years, and in recent years has targeted and expanded into the oil and gas industry. NTIC offers worldwide on-site technical consulting for rust and corrosion prevention issues. NTIC’s technical service consultants work directly with the end users of NTIC’s products to analyze their specific needs and develop systems to meet their technical requirements. NTIC also markets and sells a portfolio of bio-based and biodegradable polymer resins and finished products marketed under the Natur-Tec® brand.
Statements contained in this release that are not historical information are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements can be identified by words such as “believes,” “continues,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “will,” “may,” “would,” or words of similar meaning, the use of future dates and any other statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of NTIC’s management and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied. Such potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, in no particular order: the ability of NTIC to achieve its annual financial guidance and continue to pay dividends; NTIC’s dependence on the success of its joint ventures and fees and dividend distributions that NTIC receives from them; NTIC’s relationships with its joint ventures and its ability to maintain those relationships; NTIC’s dependence on its joint venture in Germany in particular due to its significance and the effect of a termination of this or its other joint ventures on NTIC’s business and operating results; the effect on NTIC’s business and operating results of the termination of NTIC’s joint venture relationship in China and sale of products and services in China through NTIC China; the ability of NTIC China to achieve significant sales; costs and expenses incurred by NTIC in connection with its ongoing litigation against its former Chinese joint venture partner; the effect of United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, economic slowdown and political unrest; risks associated with NTIC’s international operations; exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, including in particular the Euro compared to the U.S. dollar; the health of the U.S. and worldwide economies, including in particular the U.S. automotive industry; the level of growth in NTIC’s markets; NTIC’s investments in research and development efforts; acceptance of existing and new products; timing of NTIC’s receipt of purchase orders under supply contracts; variability in sales to customers in the oil and gas industry and the effect on NTIC’s quarterly financial results; increased competition; the costs and effects of complying with changes in tax, fiscal, government and other regulatory policies, and rules relating to environmental, health and safety matters; pending and potential litigation; and NTIC’s reliance on its intellectual property rights and the absence of infringement of the intellectual property rights of others. More detailed information on these and additional factors which could affect NTIC’s operating and financial results is described in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2018 and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. NTIC urges all interested parties to read these reports to gain a better understanding of the many business and other risks that the company faces. Additionally, NTIC undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, which may be made to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Investor and Media Contacts:
Matthew Wolsfeld, CFO