Esports Entertainment Group Announces Pricing of $8.0 Million Public Offering of 10.0% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock
Hoboken, New Jersey--(Newsfile Corp. - November 11, 2021) - Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMBL) (NASDAQ: GMBLW) (the "Company") today announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten registered public offering of 800,000 shares of its 10.0% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock, with a liquidation preference of $11.00 per share (the "Series A Preferred Stock"), at a purchase price of $10.00 per share for total gross proceeds of $8.0 million before deducting underwriting discounts and other estimated offering expenses. The offering is expected to close on or about November 16, 2021 subject to customary closing conditions.
In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase an additional 120,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock. Each share of Series A Preferred Stock is convertible into shares of the Company's common stock, at a conversion price of $17.50 per common share, at any time at the option of the holder. Subject to earlier conversion or redemption, the Series A Preferred Stock matures five years from issuance at which point the Company must redeem the shares of Series A Preferred Stock still outstanding. Dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock accrue daily, will be cumulative from the date of issuance, and will be payable monthly in arrears on the last day of each calendar month, when, as and if declared by the Company's Board of Directors, at the rate of 10.0% per annum, which is equivalent to $1.00 per annum per share.
Currently, no market exists for the Series A Preferred Stock. The Series A Preferred Stock has been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "GMBLP" and trading of the Series A Preferred Stock is expected to begin within three business days after the initial issuance of the Series A Preferred Stock.
Maxim Group LLC and Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC are acting as book-running managers for the offering.
This offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-252370) that the Company previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which became effective on February 5, 2021. The offering will be made only by means of the written prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus that form a part of the registration statement. The preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website located at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may also be obtained by contacting Maxim Group LLC, 300 Park Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at (212) 895-3745. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus describing the final terms of the offering will be filed with the SEC and, when available, may be obtained by accessing the SEC's website or by contacting Maxim Group LLC at the phone number listed in the previous sentence.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sales of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.
About Esports Entertainment Group
Esports Entertainment Group is a full stack esports and online gambling company fueled by the growth of video-gaming and the ascendance of esports with new generations. Our mission is to help connect the world at large with the future of sports entertainment in unique and enriching ways that bring fans and gamers together. Esports Entertainment Group and its affiliates are well-poised to help fans and players to stay connected and involved with their favorite esports. From traditional sports partnerships with professional NFL/NHL/NBA/FIFA teams, community-focused tournaments in a wide range of esports, and boots-on-the-ground LAN cafes, EEG has influence over the full-spectrum of esports and gaming at all levels. The Company maintains offices in New Jersey, the UK and Malta. For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.
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