UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 14A

 

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No. 1)

 

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Assertio Holdings, Inc.

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AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO PROXY STATEMENT

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

This Amendment No. 1 (this “Amendment No. 1”) to the definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A (the “Proxy Statement”) filed by Assertio Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 12, 2021 for use at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders, which will take place on May 11, 2021, is being made available to stockholders on April 30, 2021. Except as described in this Amendment No. 1, the information provided in the Proxy Statement continues to apply. To the extent that information in this Amendment No. 1 differs from or updates information contained in the Proxy Statement, the information in this Amendment No. 1 is more current. The Proxy Statement contains important additional information. This Amendment No. 1 should be read in conjunction with the Proxy Statement. Defined terms used but not defined in this Amendment No. 1 have the meanings set forth in the Proxy Statement.

 

CHANGES TO PROXY STATEMENT

 

The following text in the Proxy Statement regarding Proposal 2 is being amended by the Company pursuant to this Amendment No. 1 (underline and italics are in the original):

 

Under no circumstance will we implement both the 2020 Reverse Split Proposal and Proposal 2 (2021 reverse stock split), if approved.”

 

In all sections of the Proxy Statement in which the foregoing appears (listed below), the text above is hereby amended to read as follows (added text in bold):

 

Under no circumstance will we implement both the 2020 Reverse Split Proposal and Proposal 2 (2021 reverse stock split), if approved, in such a way that results in more than a 1-for-12 aggregate reverse split of the total issued and outstanding common shares of the Company.”

 

The foregoing text amendment is applicable to the following sections of the Proxy Statement:

 

1.                                      “GENERAL INFORMATION — Q: What is the difference between this year’s reverse split proposal and the reverse split proposal that stockholders approved at the 2020 Annual Meeting?” (Page 3 of the Proxy Statement)

 

2.                                      “PROPOSAL 2—THE REVERSE STOCK SPLIT AUTHORIZED SHARE REDUCTION PROPOSAL—Existing Reverse Split Authorization and Interaction With Proposal 3 (Authorized Shares Increase)” (Page 45 of the Proxy Statement)

 

Combined Effect of 2020 and 2021 Reverse Stock Splits. If Proposal 2 is approved, the following table sets forth the effect on our outstanding and authorized common stock under a potential combination of the 2020 Reverse Split Proposal and the 2021 Reverse Split Proposal reflecting the maximum aggregate reverse split ratio of 1-for-12. In all instances, the 2021 Reverse Split Proposal gives effect to the Authorized Share Reduction that would result upon implementation of Proposal 2.

 

2020 Reverse
Split Ratio

 

2021 Reverse
Split Ratio

 

Authorized
Common Stock
Post-Split

 

Common Stock
Issued and
Outstanding
Post-Split

 

Common Stock
Available for
Issuance

 

1:4

 

1:3

 

66,666,667

 

14,454,119

 

52,212,548

 

 

Interaction with Proposal 3.  As previously stated in the Proxy Statement, under no circumstance will we implement both the 2020 Reverse Split Proposal and Proposal 3 (Increase in Authorized Shares Proposal). If the Board chooses to implement the 2020 Reverse Split Proposal, the Company will abandon the increase in authorized shares pursuant to Proposal 3.