ICEsoft Technologies Canada Corp. Announces Closing of Secured Convertible Debt Financing Round
Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - September 22, 2022) - ICEsoft Technologies Canada Corp. (CSE: ISFT) (the "Company" or "ICEsoft") is pleased to announce it has closed its secured convertible financing (the "Debt Financing") round raising gross cash proceeds of CAD $650,175. The issued secured convertible promissory notes (the "Notes") shall bear simple interest at a rate of 15% per annum. The term of the Notes is 36 months, and the Notes bear a conversion feature allowing the note holder to convert all or part of the principal balance and accrued interest into common shares in the capital of the Company (each, a "Common Share") at an exchange rate of CAD $0.05 / share.
Full conversion of issued Note principal and all accrued interest through the end of term of the note would result in the issuance of 18,855,075 Common Shares.
No finder's fees were paid with respect to the completion of the Debt Financing. The proceeds, net of transaction costs, of the Debt Financing are expected to be used for general working capital and to accelerate sales and fund new market expansion efforts.
Participating as part of the financing were company directors Derrick Hunter, and Francis Shen and Will Derrick, a Related Person and Observer on the company's board of directors.
On the basis that each of Derrick Hunter, and Francis Shen are directors and Will Derrick is an observer to the board, and all are beneficial owners of, and/or has control or direction over, directly or indirectly, more than 10% of the Common Shares, and have each participated in the Debt Financing directly or indirectly through the sale and issuance of CAD $ 200,175.00 worth of Notes to Mr. Derrick, CAD $ 100,000.00 worth of Notes to Mr. Hunter, and CAD $ 350,000.00 worth of Notes to Mr. Shen, are a "related party transactions" within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61 101 ("MI 61 101").
In conducting their review and approval process of the Debt Financing, the board of directors of the Company determined that the preparation and distribution of a formal valuation and the seeking of shareholder approval for, and in connection with, the Debt Financing was not necessary under MI 61 101 because: (a) for the purposes of Sections 5.5(b) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61 101, the issuer is not listed on Specified Markets, (b) at the time the related party transactions were agreed to, neither the fair market value of the subject matter of, nor the fair market value of the consideration for, the related party transactions, exceeded 25 per cent of the Company's market capitalization; and (c) the disinterested directors of the Company (i.e., those other than Mr. Hunter and Mr. Shen) have approved the Debt Financing. The material change report in relation to the related party transactions was not filed less than 21 days before the closing date of the Debt Financing as the Company wished to complete the Debt Financing expediently.
Following the Debt Financing, Mr. Derrick owns or controls 14,250,000 Common Shares, Warrants to purchase 3,000,000 Common Shares, and CAD $200,175.00 worth of Notes bearing simple interest of 15% per annum for a three year term which would be convertible into a maximum of 5,805,075 Common Shares at the maturity date of the Notes assuming all Note interest is accrued, carried and converted, being 12.7% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares and 19.1% assuming conversion or exercise of all securities owned or controlled by Mr. Derrick. Mr. Derrick owned or controlled 14,250,000 Common Shares, and Warrants to purchase 3,000,000 Common Shares, being 12.7% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares prior to the Debt Financing and 15.0% assuming conversion or exercise of all securities owned or controlled by Mr. Derrick at that time.
Following the Debt Financing, Mr. Hunter owns or controls 15,932,357 Common Shares, Options to purchase 150,000 Common Shares, Warrants to purchase 2,400,000 Common Shares, and CAD $100,000.00 worth of Notes bearing simple interest of 15% per annum for a three year term which would be convertible into a maximum of 2,900,000 Common Shares at the maturity date of the Notes assuming all Note interest is accrued, carried and converted, being 14.2% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares and 18.2% assuming conversion or exercise of all securities owned or controlled by Mr. Hunter. Mr. Hunter owned or controlled 15,932,357 Common Shares, Options to purchase 150,000 Common Shares, and Warrants to purchase 2,400,000 Common Shares, being 14.2% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares prior to the Debt Financing and 16.1% assuming conversion or exercise of all securities owned or controlled by Mr. Hunter at that time.
Following the Debt Financing Mr. Shen owns or controls 26,000,000 Common Shares, Warrants to purchase 26,000,000 Common Shares, and CAD $ 350,000.00 worth of Notes bearing simple interest of 15% per annum for a three year term which would be convertible into a maximum of 10,150,000 Common Shares at the maturity date of the Notes assuming all Note interest is accrued, carried and converted, being 23.2% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares and 42% assuming conversion or exercise of all securities owned or controlled by Mr. Shen. Mr. Shen owned or controlled 26,000,000 Common Shares, and Warrants to purchase 26,000,000 Common Shares, being 23.2% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares prior to the Debt Financing and 37.6% assuming conversion or exercise of all securities owned or controlled by Mr. Shen at that time.
Each of Mr. Derrick, with an address of 3900 Essex Lane, Suite 340, Houston Texas, Mr. Hunter, with an address of 150 9th Ave. SW, Calgary Alberta, and Mr. Shen, with an address of 905-130 Bloor St. West, Toronto Ontario, advises that the securities have been acquired for investment purposes. Each of Mr. Derrick, Mr. Hunter, and Mr. Shen advises that each may, depending on the market and other conditions, increase or decrease his or its beneficial ownership of the Company's securities, whether in the open market, by privately negotiated agreements or otherwise, subject to a number of factors, including general market conditions and other available investment and business opportunities. To obtain a copy of the report filed by each of Mr. Derrick, Mr. Hunter, or Mr. Shen please contact ICEsoft Investor Relations at 403-993-3322.
The securities issued pursuant to the Debt Financing will be subject to a hold period under applicable securities laws, which will expire four months plus one day from the date of the applicable closing of the Debt Financing. Closing of the Debt Financing is subject to receipt of all necessary corporate and regulatory approvals, including approval of the Canadian Securities Exchange.
About ICEsoft Technologies Canada Corp.
ICEsoft Technologies Canada Corp. is a software-as-a-service ("SaaS") company. ICEsoft's current software, which is available as freeware with a pay to use version, is used by some 150,000 developers, 20,000 companies, and some 400 paying customers. ICEsoft's newest product Voyent Alert! is an affordable Community Alerting Service specifically designed to meet the needs of small to medium sized municipalities, regional governments and enterpirse. The flexible platform serves the dual purpose of alerting and advising residents and employees during a critical incident as well as providing targeted day-to-day communication services.
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