QYOU Media Inc. Completes $2.3 Million Prospectus Financing
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TORONTO and DUBLIN, Ireland and LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV:QYOU) (the “Company” or “QYOU Media”), a global media company that curates and packages premium digital short-form video for multiscreen distribution, is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced “best efforts” short form prospectus offering. In connection with the offering, the Company issued 38,335,250 units of the Company (the “Units”), including 5,000,250 Units issued upon the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the agent in the offering. The Units were sold at a price of $0.06 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $2,300,115. Clarus Securities Inc. acted as lead agent and sole bookrunner in respect of the offering.
The offering also includes a subscription by G. Scott Paterson, Chairman of QYOU Media, for 1,000,000 Units, representing a $60,000 investment.
Each Unit is comprised of one common share in the capital of the Company, one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each such whole common share purchase warrant, a “10 Cent Warrant”) and a second one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each such whole common share purchase warrant, a “12 Cent Warrant”). Each 10 Cent Warrant is exercisable to purchase one common share in the capital of the Company (a “10 Cent Warrant Share”) at a price of $0.10 per 10 Cent Warrant Share for a period of six months following the closing of the offering. Each 12 Cent Warrant is exercisable to purchase one common share in the capital of the Company (a “12 Cent Warrant Share”) at a price of $0.12 per 12 Cent Warrant Share for a period of two years following the closing date.
Subscriptions by insiders of the Company accounted for approximately $60,000 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) continued build-out of the Company’s operations in India; (ii) production cost for content creation; (iii) content licensing; (iv) channel delivery; and (v) 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 April 23, 2019, which is available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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.
About QYOU Media
QYOU Media Inc. is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium content from leading digital video creators for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and CinemaNow, QYOU Media’s millennial and Gen Z-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reaches more than 500 million people around the world.
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This press release contains “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 Media are described in its publicly available disclosure documents, filed by QYOU Media on SEDAR at www.sedar.com except as updated herein. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent QYOU Media’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 Media 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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