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Apparent CSLR Short Attack Just After Issuing Options

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Complete Solaria, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR) faces a short attack following the launch of its employee stock option program. Chairman T.J. Rodgers addresses the issue in an internal memo, highlighting potential market manipulation.
Solaria, Inc. completa (NASDAQ: CSLR) affronta un attacco short dopo il lancio del suo programma di opzioni azionarie per i dipendenti. Il presidente T.J. Rodgers affronta la questione in un memo interno, evidenziando una potenziale manipolazione del mercato.
Solaria, Inc. completa (NASDAQ: CSLR) enfrenta un ataque de venta en corto tras el lanzamiento de su programa de opciones de acciones para empleados. El presidente T.J. Rodgers aborda el problema en un memorando interno, destacando la posible manipulación del mercado.
솔라리아, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR)는 직원 주식 옵션 프로그램 출시 후 숏 공격을 받고 있습니다. 회장 T.J. 로저스는 내부 메모에서 문제를 다루며 시장 조작 가능성을 강조했습니다.
Solaria, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR) fait face à une attaque à la baisse suite au lancement de son programme d'options d'achat d'actions pour les employés. Le président T.J. Rodgers traite de la question dans une note interne, soulignant la potentielle manipulation du marché.
Solaria, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR) sieht sich einem Short-Angriff gegenüber nach der Einführung seines Mitarbeiteraktienoptionsprogramms. Der Vorsitzende T.J. Rodgers spricht das Thema in einem internen Memo an und hebt die mögliche Markmanipulation hervor.
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The timing of the short attack on Complete Solaria, following the launch of its employee stock option program, raises questions about market manipulation. Normally, a stock option program is a means to align the interests of employees with shareholders, potentially increasing productivity and company performance. However, such an event can also lead to short-term volatility as the market reacts to the increase in potential future share dilution. In this case, the quick reaction by short sellers may indicate that they anticipate a negative market perception or are possibly trying to capitalize on the uncertainty caused by the new options issuance. Investors should consider the company's fundamentals and the potential benefits of the employee stock option program against the backdrop of the short attack. If the company’s performance metrics are robust and they have a history of executing their strategy effectively, this could be a temporary setback.

Short attacks can often lead to a decrease in investor confidence and downward pressure on the stock price. This scenario typically presents a dual-edged scenario for retail investors. On one side, if the attack is based on unfounded claims, it could present a buying opportunity if the market overreacts to the downside. On the other side, it can be a warning signal prompting investors to scrutinize the company’s financial health and operational efficiency more closely. The release of the internal document by Complete Solaria is a transparent move to address concerns head-on, which may help mitigate some reputational damage and stabilize investor sentiment. As part of their due diligence, investors would want to monitor the situation closely, looking at trading volumes and price action for signs of whether this short attack is gaining traction or if it's being countered effectively by the company's response.

FREMONT, Calif., April 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Complete Solaria, Inc. (“Complete Solaria” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CSLR) today released an internal document which describes what appears to be a short attack on its stock on the trading day after it launched and announced its first major employee stock option program. The attack is described in detail in the memo to employees, which can be viewed via the link here.

Complete Solaria chairman, T.J. Rodgers said, “The reason I released this internal document is that when I raised the question about internal leaks, one of our private equity firms, Kline-Hill, agreed with the facts as presented, while the other firm, Carlyle, responded with a letter from a junior lawyer bulletizing the rigors of their compliance program, while ignoring the obvious problem of information leaks to third parties.”

About Complete Solaria
Complete Solaria is a solar company with unique technology and end-to-end customer offering, which includes financing, project fulfilment and customer service. Complete Solaria’s digital platform together with premium solar products enable one-stop service for clean energy needs for customers wishing to make the transition to a more energy-efficient lifestyle. For more information visit www.CompleteSolaria.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

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This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws with respect to the referenced transactions. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “would,” and similar expressions, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not a forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements are forecasts, predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions, strategies and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: (i) risks that the sale of certain assets and other business items will not be completed on the terms set forth in the Asset Purchase Agreement or the ancillary agreements referenced in the Asset Purchase Agreement, if at all; (ii) the sale of assets disrupts current plans and operations of the companies or diverts managements’ attention from Complete Solaria’s business operations; (iii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted in connection with the assets sale; (iv) the price of Complete Solaria’s securities may be volatile due to a variety of factors, including changes in the applicable competitive or regulatory landscapes, variations in operating performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting Complete Solaria’s business, and changes in the combined capital structure; (v) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations after the completion of the business combination, and identify and realize additional opportunities; (vi) the evolution of the markets in which Complete Solaria will compete.

The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Readers should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the registration statement on Form S-4 filed, which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on June 30, 2023. Such filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Complete Solaria assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

For investor inquiries, please contact:
Complete Solaria, Inc.
Phone: +1 (510) 270-2537
CompleteSolariaIR@icrinc.com

Source: Complete Solaria, Inc.


FAQ

What triggered the apparent short attack on CSLR stock?

The short attack on CSLR stock occurred after the company announced its first major employee stock option program.

Who released the internal document describing the short attack?

Complete Solaria released the internal document describing the short attack.

What did the internal document reveal about the short attack?

The internal document detailed the short attack on CSLR stock and can be viewed by employees through a provided link.

How did Chairman T.J. Rodgers address the short attack?

Chairman T.J. Rodgers addressed the short attack in the internal memo, expressing concerns about potential market manipulation.

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