This excerpt taken from the PRVT 10-K filed Mar 31, 2005.
ITEM 5. MARKET FOR COMMON EQUITY AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS
The common stock of Private Media Group, Inc. has traded on the Nasdaq National Market since February 1, 1999 under the symbol PRVT. Previously, our common stock traded on the NASD, Inc. OTC Bulletin Board since March 29, 1996. The following table sets forth the range of representative high and low bid prices for the common stock for the periods indicated, as reported by the Nasdaq National Market. Quotations represent inter-dealer prices, do not include retail markups, markdowns or commissions and may not represent actual transactions.
On March 17, 2005, the last sales price reported on the Nasdaq National Market was $ 4.60. On October 30, 2004, there were 187 shareholders of record and approximately 1,400 beneficial owners of our common stock.
Sale of Unregistered Securities in the Fourth Quarter of 2004
During the three months ended December 31, 2004, we sold unregistered securities in the following transactions.
In the fall of 2003 we sold convertible notes to four accredited institutional investors in the aggregate principal amount of $2.25 million. Interest on the convertible notes accrues at the rate of 7%, and is payable quarterly in cash or common stock, at the election of the Company, based upon a weighted average market price during the 15 trading days preceding payment. The notes are convertible at the option of the holder at a fixed conversion price of $2.00. In fourth quarter of 2004 we issued an aggregate of 13,037 shares of common stock in payment of $34,032 of accrued interest under the outstanding notes. The issuance of the common stock is deemed to be exempt from the registration requirement of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, in reliance on Section 4(2) of the Securities Act and Regulation D promulgated thereunder, as it was sold to institutional investors believed to be accredited investors and was made without general solicitation or advertising.
Equity Compensation Plan Information
On March 1, 1999 the Company adopted the 1999 Employee Stock Option Plan. In February 2003 the Plan was amended to provide for the issuance of up to 7,200,000 shares of the Companys common stock to employees, consultants and advisors of the company, and was approved by the shareholders.
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Full details of the Plan are included in note 2 and 19 to the financial statements and are summarized below as of December 31, 2004:
We did not pay any cash dividends during our last two fiscal years and we do not contemplate doing so in the near future. We currently intend to retain all earnings to finance the development and expansion of our operations, and do not anticipate paying cash dividends on our shares of common stock in the foreseeable future. Our future dividend policy will be determined by our Board of Directors on the basis of various factors, including results of operations, financial condition, business opportunities and capital requirements. The payment of dividends will also be subject to the requirements of Nevada Law, as well as restrictive financial covenants which may be required in credit agreements.
We implemented a 3:1 stock dividend whereby each holder of record of our common stock on May 30, 2000, received two additional shares of common stock for each share owned on the record date. Corresponding adjustments have been made to the warrants and options outstanding on the record date as well as the Series A Preferred Stock to reflect adjusted conversion and dividend terms. Accordingly, all share and per share values reflected have been adjusted to give effect to the stock dividend.
The transfer agent and registrar for our common stock is InterWest Transfer Co., Inc., 1981 East 4800 South, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84117.
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