Vinco Ventures, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBIG) (“Vinco”), a digital media and content technologies holding company, today announced that May 18, 2022, has been set as the record date for the dividend of shares of common stock of Cryptyde, Inc. (“Cryptyde”) to be distributed to Vinco stockholders in order to effect the separation of Vinco and Cryptyde into two independent, publicly-traded companies.
Each Vinco stockholder of record as of the close of business on May 18, 2022, will receive, on the distribution date, one share of Cryptyde common stock for every 10 shares of Vinco common stock held. The share dividend is expected to be distributed to Vinco stockholders on or about May 27, 2022. Following the separation, Vinco stockholders will also receive cash in lieu of any fractional shares of Cryptyde common stock that those holders would have received after the application of the 10:1 distribution ratio. No action is required by Vinco stockholders in order to receive the shares of Cryptyde common stock in the dividend distribution.
In connection with this separation, Cryptyde filed a Registration Statement on Form 10 (the “Form 10”). This Form 10 contains further information regarding Vinco’s plans for a tax-free spin-off of Cryptyde as a publicly-traded company, including the conditions for completion of the separation. Form 10 has not been declared effective yet by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
After the separation, Cryptyde common stock is expected to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the stock ticker symbol “TYDE” and Vinco will continue to trade on Nasdaq Capital Market under the stock ticker symbol “BBIG.”
Vinco Ventures, Inc. (BBIG) is focused on [the development of digital media and content technologies]. Vinco Ventures’ consolidated subsidiary, ZVV Media Partners, LLC, a joint venture of Vinco Ventures and ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corporation, has an 80% ownership interest in Lomotif Private Limited. For more information visit Investors.vincoventures.com.
Lomotif is a video-sharing social networking platform that is democratizing video creation. A home for creators since 2014, Lomotif hosts a grassroots social community with dedicated users in Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Lomotif is 80% owned by ZVV Media Partners, LLC, a joint venture of ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corporation and Vinco Ventures, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBIG). Download the Lomotif app from Apple and Google stores or visit www.lomotif.com for more information.
Cryptyde, Inc. (anticipated: TYDE), is focused on leveraging blockchain technologies to disrupt consumer-facing industries.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are based upon beliefs of, and information currently available to, Vinco Ventures’ management as well as estimates and assumptions made by Vinco Ventures’ management. These statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historic or current facts. When used in this presentation the words “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “believe,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “projected,” and other words or the negative of these terms and similar expressions as they relate to the applicable company or its management identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current view of Vinco Ventures with respect to future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors relating to Vinco Ventures and its subsidiaries and consolidated variable interest entities including Lomotif, their industry, financial condition, operations, and results of operations. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the expected benefits from Vinco Ventures’ investments in Lomotif and related growth initiatives and strategies such as the blended media, cross-platform distribution strategy, the expected benefits of Lomotif’s participation in and sponsorship of live entertainment events, the expected benefits from acquisition of AdRizer and planned integration of the AdRizer technology with Lomotif and Honey Badger and synergies between AdRizer, Lomotif and Honey Badger, uncertainties as to the completion and timing of the spin-off of Cryptyde, the failure of the Form 10 to be declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the failure to satisfy any conditions to complete the spin-off as specified in the Form 10, the expected tax treatment of the spin-off and the impact of the spin-off on the businesses of Vinco Ventures and Cryptyde, the expected benefits for Vinco Ventures, its shareholders and Cryptyde from the recent injection of businesses and assets into Cryptyde and the spin-off, the regulatory risks with the NFT and blockchain business lines and such other risks and uncertainties described more fully in documents filed by Vinco Ventures and Cryptyde with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors discussed in Vinco Ventures’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2021 filed on April 15, 2022 and Cryptyde’s Amendment No. 2 of Form 10 filed on March 18, 2022, which are available at www.sec.gov. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ significantly from those anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, intended, or planned. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, performance, or achievements. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States, we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results.