Neonode Announces $13.9 Million Private Placement
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, August 5, 2020 — Neonode Inc. (NASDAQ: NEON), today announced it has entered into definitive agreements with institutional and accredited investors, including insiders of the Company, for the private placement of $13.9 million of Neonode’s common stock and convertible preferred stock (the “Private Placement”).
Pursuant to the terms of the Private Placement, Neonode has agreed to sell an aggregate total of 1,611,845 shares of common stock (the “Common Shares”) at a price of $6.50 per Common Share, and 3,415 shares of convertible preferred stock (the “Convertible Preferred Shares”) with a conversion price of $6.50 per share and a stated value of $1,000 per Convertible Preferred Share.
Ulf Rosberg and Peter Lindell, directors of Neonode (the “Directors”), and Urban Forssell, Chief Executive Officer of Neonode, have agreed to purchase an aggregate of $3.05 million of the Convertible Preferred Shares in the Private Placement.
In addition, Neonode will issue 1,033 shares of Convertible Preferred Shares to the Directors to repay $1 million of outstanding indebtedness owed to the Directors under loan agreements dated June 17, 2020.
The Convertible Preferred Shares are convertible into an aggregate of 684,378 shares of common stock. The Convertible Preferred Shares will automatically convert into common stock upon stockholder approval, of which Neonode has agreed to seek at the earliest possible date. Neonode also will seek stockholder approval with respect to the issuance of shares to the Directors and the Chief Executive Officer in accordance with Nasdaq listing rules.
Neonode has also agreed to file, within thirty days, a registration statement with the SEC to register the resale of the Common Shares and the shares of common stock underlying the Convertible Preferred Shares.
Neonode expects to close the Private Placement on or about August 7, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC is acting as exclusive placement agent in connection with the offering.
The securities sold in the Private Placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
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