QYOU Media Inc. Completes $5.75 Million Bought Deal Financing
TORONTO, ONTARIO and DUBLIN, IRELAND and LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 21, 2017) -
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QYOU Media Inc. (TSX VENTURE:QYOU)(OTCQB:QYOUF) ("QYOU" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced bought deal short form prospectus offering, including the exercise in full of the underwriter's over-allotment option (the "Offering"). In connection with the Offering, the Company issued 15,541,100 units of the Company (the "Units"). The Units were sold at a price of $0.37 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $5,750,207. The Offering was underwritten by Clarus Securities Inc.
Each Unit consisted of one common share in the capital of the Company 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 acquire one common share of the Company at a price of $0.55 per share until November 21, 2019.
Subscriptions by insiders of the Company accounted for approximately $92,500 of the gross proceeds of the Offering. Participation by the insiders in the Offering is exempt from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101") by virtue of the exemptions contained in Sections 5.5(b) and 5.7(1)(b) of MI 61-101.
The net proceeds from the Offering are expected to be used toward (i) production cost for content creation; (ii) content licensing; (iii) channel delivery; and (iv) working capital and general corporate purposes. For additional details regarding the use of proceeds of the Offering, please see the Company's final short form prospectus dated November 16, 2017, which is available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
In connection with the Offering, PowerOne Capital Markets Limited acted as a special advisor to the Company.
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 in the Offering 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 MTV and CinemaNow, QYOU's millennial and gen-Z focused products include 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 may contain "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including, without limitation, statements regarding the use of proceeds from the Offering. All information contained herein that is not clearly historical in nature may constitute forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, although considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive risks, uncertainties and contingencies that may cause actual financial results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the estimated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements and the forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Additional risks and uncertainties regarding QYOU are described in its publicly available disclosure documents, filed by QYOU on SEDAR at 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. Except as required by law, 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. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
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