QUALSTAR CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 1-FOR-1,000 REVERSE/FORWARD STOCK SPLIT ON FUTURE DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Qualstar Corporation (OTC Pink: QBAK) (the “Company“), announced today that, on future dates to be announced by the Company, it will effect a reverse stock split of its common stock at a ratio of 1 post-split share for every 1,000 pre-split shares (the “Reverse Split“), and subsequently effect a forward stock split of its common stock at a ratio of 1,000 post-split shares for every 1 pre-split share (the “Forward Split“, and jointly with the Reverse Split, the “Reverse/Forward Split“).

The Board of Directors and shareholders of a majority of the Company’s outstanding shares have approved the Reverse/Forward Split, which will become effective after approval from the California Secretary of State, expected in the next 7 to 10 business days.

At the date of the Reverse Split, every 1,000 shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock will be converted automatically into one issued and outstanding share of common stock. The Reverse Split will affect all shareholders uniformly and will not alter any shareholder’s percentage interest in the Company’s equity, except to the extent that the Reverse Split results in a shareholder owning a fractional share. No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the Reverse Split. Shareholders who would otherwise be entitled to receive a fractional share instead will become entitled to receive a cash payment equal to $2.25 per common share outstanding (or $2,250.00 per share after giving effect to the Reverse Split). However, if a shareholder holds at least 1,000 shares of common stock at the time of the Reverse Split, any fractional share in such account relating to the Reverse Split will not be cashed out, but instead will be subject to the Forward Split, such that the shareholder’s number of shares of common stock will be unchanged following the Reverse/Forward Split.

At the date of the Forward Split, every one share of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock will be converted automatically into 1,000 issued and outstanding shares of common stock. The Forward Split will affect all shareholders uniformly and will not alter any shareholder’s percentage interest in the Company’s equity.

All options of the Company outstanding immediately prior to the Reverse Split will be appropriately adjusted by dividing the number of shares of common stock into which the options are exercisable or convertible by 1,000 and multiplying the exercise or conversion price thereof by 1,000. Thereafter, all options of the Company outstanding following the Reverse Split, but immediately prior to the Forward Split, will be appropriately adjusted by multiplying the number of shares of common stock into which the options are exercisable or convertible by 1,000 and dividing the exercise or conversion price thereof by 1,000.

Shareholders with shares in brokerage accounts should direct any questions concerning the Reverse/Forward Split to their broker; all other shareholders may direct questions to the Company’s transfer agent, Equiniti, at EQ Shareowner Services toll-free at 1-866-877-6270.

About Qualstar Corporation

Qualstar, founded in 1984, is a diversified electronics manufacturer specializing in data storage and power supplies. Qualstar is a leading provider of high efficiency and high-density power supplies marketed under the N2PowerTM brand, and of data storage systems marketed under the QualstarTM brand. Our N2Power power supply products provide compact and efficient power conversion for a wide variety of industries and applications including, but not limited to, telecom, networking, broadcast, industrial, lighting, gaming and test equipment. Our Qualstar data storage products are used to provide highly scalable and reliable solutions to store and retrieve very large quantities of electronic data. Qualstar’s products are known throughout the world for high quality and Simply ReliableTM designs that provide years of trouble-free service. More information is available at www.qualstar.com or www.n2power.com or by phone at 805-583-7744.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release may contain certain statements relating to future results which are forward-looking statements. These statements are not historical facts, but instead represent only the Company’s belief regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company’s control. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. It is possible that the Company’s actual results and financial condition may differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results and financial condition indicated in these forward-looking statements, depending on factors including risks and uncertainties related to market conditions, and the Company’s current and future capital requirements and its ability to raise additional funds to satisfy its capital needs. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or correct any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that subsequently occur or of which we hereafter become aware.

Contact:

Qualstar Corp.

[email protected]

Steven N. Bronson, CEO 805-617-4419

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