QYOU Media Raises $5 Million via Bought Deal
TORONTO, ONTARIO and DUBLIN, IRELAND and LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 31, 2017) -
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QYOU Media Inc. (TSX VENTURE:QYOU) (the "Company" or "QYOU") has today entered into an agreement with Clarus Securities Inc. (the "Underwriter"), pursuant to which Clarus Securities has agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis, 13,514,000 units (the "Units") of the Company at a price of C$0.37 per Unit (the "Offering Price") for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of C$5,000,180 (the "Offering"). Each Unit will be comprised of one common share of the Company (a "Unit Share") and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole common share purchase warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company (a "Warrant Share") at a price of C$0.55 per Warrant Share for a period of 24 months following the Closing Date (as defined below).
The Company has also agreed to grant the Underwriter an over-allotment option to purchase an additional 2,027,100 Units at the Offering Price, exercisable in whole or in part, for a period ending 30 days from and including the Closing Date. In the event the over-allotment option is exercised in full, the aggregate gross proceeds of the Offering will be C$5,750,207.
The Units will be offered in each of the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario by short form prospectus. The Units may also be sold to United States purchasers on a private placement basis pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements in Rule 144A of the United States Securities Act, and in those jurisdictions outside of Canada and the United States which are agreed to by the Company and the Underwriters, where the Units can be issued on a private placement basis, exempt from any prospectus, registration or other similar requirements.
The Offering is expected to close on or about November 21, 2017 (the "Closing Date") and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
In connection with the Offering, PowerOne Capital Markets Limited has been appointed as a special advisor to the Company.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for working capital and general corporate purposes.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities of QYOU Media Inc. in the United States, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. Persons unless registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable state securities laws or unless an exemption from such registration is available.
QYOU curates and packages premium 'best-of-the-web' video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate and MTV, QYOU's millennial-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reach millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky. Additional information relating to the Company is also available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the Offering and the Closing Date. Words such as "expects", "anticipates" and "intends" or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on QYOU's current projections and expectations about future events and other factors management believes are appropriate. Although QYOU believes that the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect, and readers cannot be assured that the Offering and the closing thereof will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, including certain risk factors, many of which are beyond QYOU's control. Additional risks and uncertainties regarding QYOU are described in its publicly-available disclosure documents, filed by QYOU on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) except as updated herein. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent QYOU's expectations as of the date of this news release, or as of the date they are otherwise stated to be made, and subsequent events may cause these expectations to change. QYOU undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange") nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Chief Executive Officer