This week, shareholders of Ramtron International Corp. approved a restructuring plan allowing the company to enact a reverse stock split. The split will reduce the number of outstanding Ramtron shares on the market and increase share price. The vote also gives Ramtron the freedom to present several options involving cash or shares in the company to about 20 private investors who hold Series A, convertible preferred stock. Because Ramtron has not had the available shares for the investors to convert, some sued Ramtron for not living up to the contract. Ramtron also will continue negotiations with its backers, National Electric Benefit Fund and Dimensional Fund Advisors Inc. The company will convert $3.2 million it owes to DFA into a promissory note for conversion into common stock. It will change the terms of the loan with the benefit fund to a due date of March 15, 2002.