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LAKE FOREST, Calif., Feb. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ToughBuilt Industries, Inc. (“ToughBuilt” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: TBLT; TBLTW), today announced that it has closed its previously announced registered direct offering with certain institutional investors for the issuance and sale of an aggregate of 2,500 shares of Series F Convertible Preferred Stock and 2,500 shares of Series G Convertible Preferred Stock for gross proceeds of $5 million, before deducting placement agent fees and other offering expenses. The shares of Series F Convertible Preferred Stock have a stated value of $1,000 per share and are convertible into an aggregate of 12,500,000 shares of common stock at a conversion price of $0.20 per share. The shares of Series G Convertible Preferred Stock have a stated value of $1,000 per share and are convertible into an aggregate of 12,500,000 shares of common stock at a conversion price of $0.20 per share.
H.C. Wainwright & Co. acted as the exclusive placement agent for the offering.
ToughBuilt currently intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for working capital purposes.
The Company also issued such investors unregistered warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 18,750,000 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.251 per share, which are exercisable on the later of (i) the date of shareholder approval to increase the authorized shares of common stock or effect a reverse stock split of the common stock and (ii) six months following the date of issuance, and will expire five years from the initial exercise date.
The Series F and Series G Preferred Stock described above and the underlying shares of Common Stock were offered pursuant to a “shelf” registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-252630) (the “Registration Statement”), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 8, 2021. The prospectus supplement to the prospectus contained in the Registration Statement relating to the offering was filed with the SEC. Electronic copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, 430 Park Avenue 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10022, or by calling (212) 856-5711 or by emailing email@example.com or at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.
About ToughBuilt Industries, Inc.
ToughBuilt is an advanced product design, manufacturer and distributor with emphasis on innovative products. Currently focused on tools and other accessories for the professional and do-it-yourself construction industries. We market and distribute various home improvement and construction product lines for both the do-it-yourself and professional markets under the TOUGHBUILT brand name, within the global multibillion dollar per year tool market industry. All of our products are designed by our in-house design team. Since launching product sales in 2013, we have experienced significant annual sales growth. Our current product line includes three major categories, with several additional categories in various stages of development, consisting of Soft Goods & Kneepads and Sawhorses & Work Products. Our mission is to provide products to the building and home improvement communities that are innovative, of superior quality derived in part from enlightened creativity for our end users while enhancing performance, improving well-being and building high brand loyalty. Additional information about the Company is available at: https://www.toughbuilt.com/.
Forward Looking Statements
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