James Bay Resources Limited Announces Secured Loan to California-Based Cannabis Vaping Company
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - December 21, 2018) - James Bay Resources Limited (CSE: JBR) ("James Bay" or the "Company") announced today that it has entered into a secured loan agreement (the "Secured Loan Agreement") with a California-based company (the "Borrower"), involved in arranging both CBD and THC vape pens for sale to licensed distributors.
Under the terms of the Secured Loan Agreement, James Bay has agreed to advance up to US$3.5 million to the Borrower, at an interest rate of 15% per annum, with the loan plus all accrued and unpaid interest repayable on the six-month anniversary of advancing the funds (the "Maturity Date"), and fully secured by all of the assets, undertaking and business of the Borrower (the "Secured Loan"). The Secured Loan is part of approximately US$7.5 million of secured loans which have been received by the Borrower as part of financing its business.
James Bay also received 45,500,000 warrants under the terms of the Secured Loan Agreement, each exercisable for one common share of the Borrower at a price of CDN$0.10 per share (the "Warrants"). In the event that James Bay determines to convert the outstanding Secured Loan principal amount into the exercise price for the Warrants prior to the Maturity Date, the Borrower has agreed that it will increase the number of common shares issuable upon exercise of the Warrants by 30%.
Currently, assuming the advance by James Bay of the full US$3.5 million Secured Loan, it would receive Warrants exercisable for 45,500,000 common shares of the Borrower, which would increase to 59,150,000 common shares of the Borrower if James Bay elects to convert the principal amount of the US$3.5 million Secured Loan into the warrant exercise price prior to the Maturity Date. Based on current capitalization and outstanding secured loans of the Borrower, if the Warrants were fully exercised (including the 30% premium attracted by converting the outstanding Secured Loans prior to the six-month maturity date), then James Bay would hold approximately 29% of the outstanding shares of the Borrower.
James Bay will not play any role in the management or operations of the Borrower, and has made this investment in order to earn the 15% interest on the up to US$3.5 million Secured Loan, and will at some point make a determination on whether it wants to convert the Secured Loan amount through the Warrants into an equity position in the Borrower. If such a decision is made, then further disclosure concerning the Borrower will be provided in due course.
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