Menē Inc. Announces Debt Retirement
TORONTO, March 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Menē Inc. (TSX-V:MENE) (US:MENEF) (“Menē” or the “Company”), an online 24 karat jewelry brand, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a debt retirement agreement with a private institutional lender (the “Lender”). Pursuant to the debt retirement agreement the Company will, subject to receipt of approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, issue an aggregate of 9,920,635 common shares for deemed consideration of $5,000,000 ($0.504 per common share), and make a cash payment of CAD$5,057,500 (together with any accrued and unpaid interest to the date of completion of the debt retirement transaction), in consideration for the retirement of a total of $10,057,500 in principal and accrued liabilities owing to the Lender (the “Debt Retirement”).
The Debt Retirement represents the Company’s full repayment and retirement of its remaining term loan indebtedness to the Lender. The Debt Retirement improves working capital for a loan which was due on March 8, 2021. The Company appreciates the support and confidence of the Lender in the Company’s management and direction.All securities to be issued pursuant to the Debt Retirement will be subject to a four month and one day statutory hold period from the closing date. The Debt Retirement is subject to all necessary regulatory approvals including from the TSX Venture Exchange.“We are grateful to one of our first institutional investors for supporting Menē’s growth in our early days of business with a transformational $20 million gold backed loan. That capital allowed Menē to scale our business and grow our customer base with minimal dilution to shareholders. With this repayment, Menē has significantly improved its balance sheet and has welcomed a strategic investor into our equity capital structure. Menē is now well positioned to deliver sustainable growth to shareholders into 2021 and 2022 without the need to raise additional equity or debt capital. Our remaining outstanding debt is owed to Goldmoney Inc. which is strategically aligned with our long-term objectives,” said Roy Sebag, Founder and CEO of Goldmoney Inc.About Menē Inc.For more information about Menē, visit mene.com.Media and Investor Relations Inquiries:Renee Wei
Head of Investor Relations
Chief Financial Officer
+1 647 250 7221Forward-Looking StatementsThis 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. Any statements that involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as “expects”, or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “forecasts”, “estimates”, “believes” or “intends” or variations of such words and phrases or stating that certain actions, events or results “may” or “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken to occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking information and are intended to identify forward-looking information.This forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Company at the time it was made, and involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others; an inability to predict and counteract the effects of COVID-19 on the business of the Company, including but not limited to the effects of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases presenting as major health issues on the price of precious metals, capital market conditions, restriction on labour and international travel and supply chains; failure to comply with environmental and health and safety laws and regulations; operating or technical difficulties in connection with the manufacture, sale and distribution of jewelry; actual audited results differing from reported unaudited results; global economic climate; dilution of the Company’s shares; the Company’s limited operating history; future capital needs and uncertainty of raising capital; the competitive nature of the jewelry industry; currency exchange risks; the need for the Company to manage its planned growth and expansion; the effects of product development and need for continued technology and manufacturing change; protection of proprietary rights; the effect of government regulation and compliance on the Company and the industry; network security risks; the ability of the Company to maintain properly working systems; theft and risk of physical harm to personnel; reliance on key personnel; global economic and financial market deterioration impeding access to capital or increasing the cost of capital; and volatile securities markets impacting security pricing unrelated to operating performance. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking information other than as required by law.Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.