Genius Group Releases Schedule of Shareholder Actions
SINGAPORE, Feb. 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genius Group Limited (NYSE American: GNS) (“Genius Group” or the “Company”), a leading entrepreneur edtech and education group, releases today a schedule of shareholder actions:
Wednesday, February 15th, 4.15pm EST: Virtual Investor Meeting
The Company’s CEO, Roger Hamilton, will hold a virtual investor meeting to provide Investors with an update on the company, including an overview of Genius Group’s curriculum, Metaversity & A.I. development plans, details of the Company’s recently spin-off of Entrepreneur Resorts Ltd, the process for shareholders to follow to redeem their $10 per share NFT coupons and an opportunity to answer questions and respond to shareholder enquiries.
A press release with details about the virtual investor meeting was released on February 6th, 2023 and can be accessed on our Investor Relations website. Investors can view the meeting live on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEjFVU-pIG4
Thursday, February 16th, 8.00am EST: Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)
The Company will hold an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders to consider and vote on the resolutions for a share repurchase mandate and a share consolidation. Shareholders (whether Beneficial Shareholders or Shareholders of Record) who have pre-registered their participation may attend, and the results of the votes will be published after the EGM.
Details about the EGM meeting and resolutions were released and filed on January 25th, 2023 and can be accessed on our Investor Relations website.
Tuesday, February 28th: Record Date for $10 Per Share NFT Coupons
The Company is issuing a $10 Blockchain-based Digital Discount Coupon (Non Fungible Token “NFT”) per ordinary share to all shareholders based on the number of shares they hold at the end of the trading day on Tuesday, February 28th (The ‘Record Date’). The Company has formally applied for a dual listing on Upstream Exchange MERJ, where the NFT coupons will be issued to shareholders.
Details about the dual listing and NFT Coupon were released on February 2nd, 2023 and can be accessed our Investor Relations website.
Wednesday, March 15th: Issue Date for $10 Per Share NFT Coupons
The Company has set the issue date for the NFT Coupons to begin on Wednesday, March 15th. Once shareholders have received their $10 NFT Coupons, they can then redeem the tokens for GEMs (Genius Education Merits) on Genius Group’s Edtech platform, GeniusU. GEMs operate as a digital credit system similar to airmiles or Roblox’s ‘Robux’ in which students earn GEMs which can then be redeemed for discounts in further courses or products.
Shareholders will have 90 days to convert their $10 NFT Coupons into GEMs, through a simple login and credit procedure on GeniusU, and a further 90 days to redeem their GEMs. The GEMs are for the use of each named investors and neither the $10 NFT tokens or GEMs can be transferred, traded or sold.
The Company will provide further details about the process for shareholders to follow to claim and redeem their $10 NFT Coupons in the Virtual Investor Meeting on Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 and in the following investor Virtual Investor Meeting that will be held in March.
Q2 2023 (Estimated): Record Date for spinoff of Entrepreneur Resorts Ltd
The Company has commenced the legal process of a company restructure and capital reduction to spinoff its subsidiary Entrepreneur Resorts Ltd (ERL). ERL is a public listed company on the Seychelles MERJ Stock Exchange with a share price of $2.75 and market cap of $37 million, with 97% of outstanding shares owned by Genius Group.
This process will be subject to shareholder approval at a future EGM and possibly a court order. If approved, it will result in all shareholders of Genius Group receiving an equal percentage of shares in ERL. This will also require a further record date at which all shares and shareholders of Genius Group will be counted in order to allocate shares in ERL.
The process is estimated to take 3-4 months to complete, indicating an estimated timing of a record date in late Q2 2023. However, the precise date may be earlier or later depending on the speed of the restructuring and approval process.
This schedule of actions provides an updated timeline combining actions previously disclosed in the Company’s press releases. The Company will continue to release additional actions and updates as they become available.
About Genius Group
Genius Group is a world leading entrepreneur Edtech and education group, with a mission to disrupt the current education model with a student-centered, life-long learning curriculum that prepares students with the leadership, entrepreneurial and life skills to succeed in today’s market. The group has a group user base of 4.3 million users in 200 countries, ranging from ages 0 to 100.
For more information, please visit https://www.geniusgroup.net/
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Statements made in this press release include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “plan,” “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “continue,” or comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties, many of which the Company cannot predict with accuracy and some of which the Company might not even anticipate and involve factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and are advised to consider the factors listed above together with the additional factors under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company's Annual Reports on Form 20-F, as may be supplemented or amended by the Company's Reports of a Foreign Private Issuer on Form 6-K. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events, new information or otherwise.
Flora Hewitt, Vice President of Investor Relations and Mergers and Acquisitions
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