|By Business Wire||
|April 7, 2014 05:04 PM EDT||
MediaShift, Inc. (OTCBB: MSHF), a next-generation digital advertising technology company, today announced its decision to file a Form 15 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and cease filing reports and other forms with the SEC. The Company is eligible to deregister its securities because it has fewer than 300 shareholders of record as of the filing date. The Company filed the Form 15 with the SEC to voluntarily suspend its reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) on April 7, 2014. As a result of the filing of Form 15, the Company’s obligation to file certain reports and forms with the SEC, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, has been suspended immediately. However, the Company still intends to file its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 no later than April 15, 2014.
On March 28, 2014, the Company filed a post-effective amendment to withdraw its Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed on June 30, 2006 and requested that the SEC withdraw its Registration Statement on Form S-1 originally filed on May 28, 2013. The Form S-1 was never declared effective by the SEC.
The Company’s decision to voluntarily deregister its securities was made following the Board of Directors’ review of numerous factors. These included the consequences of remaining an SEC reporting company, including the significant costs associated with regulatory compliance, which the Board concluded outweigh the current benefits to the Company of remaining as a reporting company. The Board of Directors believes that the expense reductions the Company expects to achieve in connection with the deregistration will benefit the Company and its shareholders and serve to maximize the long-term value of the Company. The Company expects to continue to be audited by an independent accounting firm.
“The move to deregister the Company’s securities with the SEC will significantly reduce our costs and enable our management team to better focus on the day-to-day operations and growth of the business,” said David Grant, chief executive officer of MediaShift.
MediaShift is a next-generation digital ad tech company that monetizes WiFi networks and web publishing sites, while offering advertisers access to one of the fastest growing audience platforms targeting on-the-go consumers. Our patented ad platform is the first in the industry to monetize WiFi networks with advertising at both sign-in and in-session. Advertisers can engage our captive on-the-go audience across multiple devices, through videos, app downloads, lead capture, and other sponsored opportunities, while leveraging our proprietary first-party data to reach highly targeted customer segments. For more information, visit www.mediashift.com.
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