TORONTO – December 21, 2018 – Menē Inc. (TSX-V:MENE) (OTC: MENEF) (“Menē” or the “Company”), an online 24-karat jewelry brand, is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced financing with Canaccord Genuity Corp. (“Canaccord Genuity”), whereby Canaccord Genuity has purchased, on a “bought deal” basis, an aggregate principal amount of $10,000,200 of securities of the Company (the “Equity Financing”).
Pursuant to the Equity Financing, the Company issued an aggregate of 14,286,000 units of the Company (the “Units”) at the price of C$0.70 per Unit. Each Unit consisted of one subordinate voting share (“Common Share”) of the Company and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant of the Company (each whole Common Share purchase warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant is exercisable into one Common Share at a price of C$1.00 until November 29, 2020.
Canaccord Genuity received a cash fee equal to 6% of the gross proceeds from the Equity Financing. As additional compensation, Canaccord Genuity was granted 857,160 compensation unit warrants (“Compensation Unit Warrants”). Each Compensation Unit Warrant is exercisable into one Unit at a price of C$0.70 per Compensation Unit Warrant. to customary filings, and the Warrants have been qualified along with the Warrants sold pursuant to the Equity Financing.
The previously announced debt financing (the “Debt Financing”) consisting of C$20,000,000 principal amount of unique secured gold notes, secured by, among other things, the Company’s 24 karat gold and platinum inventory at the Company’s vaulted fulfillment centre in New Jersey and 15,000,000 Warrants has received approval of the TSX Venture Exchange subject to customary filings, and the proceeds of the Debt Financing are being held in escrow. Closing of the Debt Financing is expected shortly and will be announced at that time.
Menē intends to use the net proceeds of the Equity Financing and the Debt Financing to expand inventory and for working capital purposes.
Roy Sebag, Menē’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are pleased to complete this milestone financing and would like to thank our investors for their vote of confidence. The size and terms of the financing validate the excellent progress the Company has made since our launch in January. We look forward to growing our business in 2019 and beyond as we continue to disrupt the global jewelry industry with our unique business model.”
The distribution of the Units was qualified by way of short form prospectus dated December 18, 2018 which contains important information relating to the Equity Financing. A copy of the final prospectus is available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.
About Menē Inc.
Menē crafts pure 24 karat gold and platinum jewelry that is transparently sold by gram weight. Through mene.com, customers may buy jewelry, monitor the value of their collection over time, and sell or exchange their pieces by gram weight at prevailing market prices. Menē was founded by Roy Sebag and Diana Widmaier-Picasso with a mission to restore the relationship between jewelry and savings. Menē empowers consumers by marrying innovative technology, timeless design, and pure precious metals to create pieces which endure as a store of value.
For more information about Menē, visit mene.com.
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This news release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws that are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. The information in this release about the Equity Financing and the Debt Financing, the expected closing of the Debt Financing, the Company’s anticipated use of the net proceeds of the Equity Financing and the Debt Financing, and the future plans and objectives of the Company are forward-looking information.
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