Applied UV’s Outside Counsel, Herrick Feinstein LLP, Engages Oyster Consulting to Assist in Investigation of Potential Illegal Naked Short Selling
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Applied UV, Inc. (Nasdaq CM: AUVI) (“Applied UV” or the “Company”), a leading provider of a best in class suite of proprietary, patented, scientific and clinically proven, surface and air disinfection technologies (fixed, mobile and HVAC), LED lighting products and hotel furnishings used by clients globally, announces today that in coordination with the Company, Herrick Feinstein LLP has retained Oyster Consulting to assist with the investigation of potential illegal short selling of the Company’s stock.
As previously announced, Applied UV has reason to believe that market participants may have engaged in illegal short selling practices, which could adversely impact the market integrity of the Company’s stock.
“In coordination with Applied UV, Herrick Feinstein has retained Oyster Consulting, whose industry veterans bring decades of experience and deep expertise in capital markets trading and regulatory compliance,” said Max Munn, CEO of Applied UV, Inc. “The Oyster team will include a former FINRA Enforcement Director who managed complex investigations and a former Managing Director of Capital Markets Trading at a large national broker-dealer.”
“We are committed to protecting our shareholders from abusive, naked short selling,” added Munn. “If our Company’s stock has been subjected to illegal trading activity, we are determined to get to the bottom of it. We are eager to bring this matter to a swift and decisive conclusion.”
Herrick Feinstein’s efforts are being led by Mr. Howard Elisofon, a nationally renowned litigator. Mr. Elisofon is a former SEC Trial Attorney and the current Co-Chair of Herrick’s Securities Law & Enforcement Practice.
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About Applied UV Inc.
Applied UV, Inc. (“AUVI”) provides proprietary surface and air disinfection technology focused on Improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), specialty LED lighting and luxury mirrors and commercial furnishings all of which serves clients globally in both the commercial and retail segments.
Our products address the needs in the healthcare, hospitality, food preservation, cannabis, education, winery vertical markets. The Company has established strategic manufacturing partnerships and alliances including Canon, Acuity, Johnson Controls, Siemens, Grainger, and a global network of 64 dealers and distributors in 52 countries, offering a complete suite of products through its two wholly owned subsidiaries – SteriLumen, Inc. (“SteriLumen”) and Munn Works, LLC (“Munn Works”). SteriLumen owns brands and markets a portfolio of clinically proven products utilizing advanced UVC Carbon, Broad Spectrum UVC LED’s, Photo-catalytic oxidation (PCO) pathogen elimination technology, branded Airocide ®, Scientific Air™, Airoclean™ 420, Lumicide™, PUROHealth, PURONet, and LED Supply Company. Sterilumen’s proprietary platform suite of patented, surface and air technologies offers, the most complete pathogen disinfection platform including mobile, fixed and HVAC systems and software solutions interconnecting its entire portfolio suite into the IoT allowing customers to implement, manage and monitor IAQ measures recommended by the EPA across any enterprise. Sterilumen’s Lumicide™ platform applies the power of ultraviolet light (UVC) to destroy pathogens automatically, addressing the challenge of healthcare-acquired infections (“HAI’s) in several patented designs for infection control in healthcare. LED Supply Company, a full-service, wholesale distributor of LED lighting and controls throughout North America.
MunnWorks manufactures and sells custom luxury and backlit mirrors, and conference room & living spaces furnishings.
Our global list of Fortune 100 end users including Kaiser Permanente, NY Health+Hospitals, MERCY Healthcare, Baptist Health South Florida, New York City Transit, Samsung, JB Hunt, Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park, JetBlue Park, France’s Palace of Versailles, Whole Foods, Del Monte Foods, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Marriott, Hilton, Four Seasons and Hyatt, and more. For information on Applied UV, Inc., and its subsidiaries, please visit https://www.applieduvinc.com.
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