thresholds, shares which it acquired in the transaction taking it over the threshold and within the 90 days immediately preceding the
date when the acquiring person acquired or offered to acquire a controlling interest become "control shares" to which the voting restrictions described above apply. These laws may
have a chilling effect on certain transactions if our Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, as
amended, or Fourth Amended and Restated Bylaws, as amended, are not amended to provide that
these provisions do not apply to us or to an acquisition of a controlling interest, or if our disinterested stockholders do not confer voting rights in the control shares.
Nevada's "combinations with interested stockholders" statutes (NRS 78.411 through 78.444, inclusive) provide that specified types of business "combinations"
between certain Nevada corporations and any person deemed to be an "interested stockholder" of the corporation are prohibited for two years after such person first becomes an
"interested stockholder" unless the corporation's board of directors approves the combination (or the transaction by which such person becomes an "interested
stockholder") in advance, or unless the combination is approved by the board of directors and sixty percent of the corporation's voting power not beneficially owned by the interested
stockholder, its affiliates and associates. Furthermore, in the absence of prior approval certain restrictions may apply even after such two-year period. For purposes of these statutes, an
"interested stockholder" is any person who is (1) the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of 10% or more of the voting power of the outstanding voting shares of the corporation, or
(2) an affiliate or associate of the corporation and at any time within the two previous years was the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of 10% or more of the voting power of the then-
outstanding shares of the corporation. The definition of the term "combination" is sufficiently broad to cover most significant transactions between a corporation and an
"interested stockholder". These laws generally apply to Nevada corporations with 200 or more stockholders of record. However, a Nevada corporation may elect in its articles of
incorporation not to be governed by these particular laws, but if such election is not made in the corporation's original articles of incorporation, the amendment (1) must be approved by the
affirmative vote of the holders of stock representing a majority of the outstanding voting power of the corporation not beneficially owned by interested stockholders or their affiliates and
associates, and (2) is not effective until 18 months after the vote approving the amendment and does not apply to any combination with a person who first became an interested stockholder on
or before the effective date of the amendment. We have not made such an election in our original articles of incorporation or in our Amended and Restated Articles of
Incorporation, as amended, and we have not amended our Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation to so elect.
Nevada law also provides that directors may resist a change or potential change in control if the directors determine that the change is opposed to, or not in the best interest of, the
Transfer Agent and Registrar
The transfer agent and registrar for our Common Shares is EQ Shareowner Services. The
transfer agent and registrar's address is 1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101, Mendota heights, MN 55120.
Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol