SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecoark Holdings, Inc. ("Ecoark") (ZEST), today announced that it has entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement with two institutional accredited investors for the private placement of $2 million of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock.
The Series B Convertible Preferred Stock shall be convertible into the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $0.51 per share. Each investor shall also receive a five-year warrant to purchase the initial number of shares underlying the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock exercisable at $0.51 per share, subject to full ratchet price only anti-dilution provisions. In addition, if the market price of the Common Stock on the 11 month anniversary of the closing date of the offering is less than $0.51, holder of the warrants shall be entitled to receive additional shares of common stock based on the number of shares of common stock that would have been issuable upon conversion of the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock had the initial conversion price been equal to the market price at such time (but not less than $0.25) less the number of shares of common stock issued or issuable upon exercise of the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock based on the $0.51 conversion price. The private placement is expected to close on or about August 22, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
The securities offered and to be sold by Ecoark in this 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 registration requirements. Ecoark has agreed to file a registration statement with the SEC covering the resale of the shares of common stock underlying the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock and the warrants.
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 in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
About Ecoark Holdings, Inc. and Zest Labs
Founded in 2011, Ecoark is an AgTech company modernizing the post-harvest fresh food supply chain for a wide range of organizations including growers, suppliers, distributors and retailers. The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Zest Labs™, offers the Zest Fresh™ solution, a breakthrough approach to quality management of fresh food, is specifically designed to help substantially reduce the $161 billion amount of food loss the U.S. experiences each year. Through item-level monitoring and real-time predictive analytics, Zest Fresh enables customers to improve the freshness and quality of produce and proteins, realize substantial cost savings and reduce food waste. To learn more about Zest Fresh click here.
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