Taronis Technologies, Inc.
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Taronis Files Proxy Statement
Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:00 AM
Previously Adjourned 2018 Annual Meeting to Be Held August 20th
PHOENIX, AZ / ACCESSWIRE / July 17, 2019 / Taronis Technologies, Inc., (“Taronis” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: TRNX), a leading clean technology company in the renewable resources and environmental conservation industry, announced to today that it has filed a Preliminary Proxy Statement pursuant to Section 14(a) with the SEC. The purpose of this filing is to notify shareholders of record that the previously adjourned 2018 Annual Meeting of shareholders will be held on August 20, 2019. The proxy statement also includes a number of routine matters that are scheduled for a shareholder vote. The Company will also seek shareholder approval for a reverse split for Taronis Technologies if the Company has not complied with Nasdaq’s minimum $1.00 bid price rule immediately prior to the 2018 Annual Meeting. The Company agreed to hold this Annual Meeting and seek shareholder approval for a reverse split as a condition of Nasdaq granting the Company a continued listing extension through September 19, 2019.
As previously disclosed on July 15, 2019, the Company is planning to spin off its industrial gas and welding supply business - Taronis Fuels, Inc. (“Taronis Fuels”) - from Taronis Technologies. All shareholders of record as of August 15, 2019 will be eligible to receive one share of Taronis Fuels common for every one share they own in Taronis Technologies, provided that they hold their Taronis Technologies common stock from the record date until the Taronis Fuels shares distribution date, which is expected to take place on approximately September 1st. Due to the record date of the spin off being prior to the proposed reverse split date, the Company does not believe the reverse split will affect the number of shares of Taronis Fuels that will be distributed as a dividend to the Taronis Technologies shareholders on the distribution date. For clarity, the proposed reverse split is only related to Taronis Technologies.
“We are filing this proxy primarily to, in part, satisfy the conditions of the short-term extension granted by Nasdaq last week,” commented Scott Mahoney, CEO of Taronis. “We are hopeful that shareholders will respond positively to our current business activities, which will be discussed in detail at our upcoming conference call on August 5th. In addition, it is important to note that this potential reverse split is not tied to any financing. Taronis Technologies is expected to have adequate financial resources to fund its operations for the foreseeable future after the potential reverse split.”
About Taronis Technologies, Inc.
Taronis Technologies, Inc. (TRNX) owns a patented plasma arc technology that enables two primary end use applications for fuel generation and water decontamination.
The Company’s fuel technology enables a wide use of hydrocarbon feedstocks to be readily converted to fossil fuel substitutes. The Company is developing a wide range of end market uses for these fuels, including replacement products for propane, compressed natural gas and liquid natural gas. The Company currently markets a proprietary metal cutting fuel that is highly competitive with acetylene. The Company distributes its proprietary metal cutting fuel through Independent Distributors in the US and through its wholly owned distributors doing business as “MagneGas Welding Supply”. The Company operates 22 locations across California, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida.
The Company’s technology can also be implemented for the decontamination of waste water, including sterilizing water, eradicating all pathogens. The technology is being tested to determine if it can completely eliminate pharmaceutical contaminants such as antibiotics, hormones and other soluble drugs suspended in contaminated water. Lastly, the technology process is capable of reducing or eliminating other contaminants, such as harmful metals, as well as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium levels that trigger toxic algae blooms. The technology has prospective commercial applications in the agricultural, pharmaceutical, and municipal waste markets. For more information on Taronis, please visit the Company's website at http://www.TaronisTech.com.
Taronis also owns a controlling interest in Water Pilot, LLC. The WATER PILOT® System immediately reduces water consumption and provides you with live remote consumption monitoring for long term leak protection and water asset management. An integral, client based alarm and notification system that reports to any mobile device. Water Pilot may be appropriate for a wide range of businesses or properties with a water meter. For more information, please visit our website at www.gowaterpilot.com/
This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements relate to future events, including our ability to raise capital, or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.
For a discussion of these risks and uncertainties, please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Our public filings with the SEC are available from commercial document retrieval services and at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.
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