Early conversion of Debenture and early exercise of associated Warrants demonstrates shareholder confidence and strengthens Redline`s balance sheet
TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) Group Inc. (TSX: RDL), a leading provider of broadband wireless solutions for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications issues notice today that it will report financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012 before market open on March 27, 2012. A conference call to discuss the results will be held the same day at 10:00 a.m. Eastern.
Redline is also providing an update on the status of the exercise of Warrants associated with the Debenture financing announced June 2011 (the "Debenture"). Since the Company's last update on January 8, 2013, it has received an additional $1.4 million in proceeds from the exercise of Warrants
In summary, the total proceeds from the Warrant exercise to date are $13.4 million, comprised of $10.4 million from the exercise of 100% of the Second Warrants which expired Jan 28, 2013 and $3.0 million from the exercise of more than half of the First Warrants, well in advance of their expiry date of June 2014.
The $8.3 million Debenture which bears interest at a rate of 5% per annum and expires on June 10, 2016, was convertible at any time 90 days following the date of issuance at the option of the holder. As of January 28, 2013, $7.8 million of the Debenture has been voluntarily converted to shares and the Company received notice that another approximately $0.2 million will voluntarily convert on January 31, 2013, at which time approximately $8.0 million of the $8.3 million Debenture will be converted to shares.
As of January 28, 2013, 2,255,436 shares have been issued on the exercise of Second Warrants for total proceeds of $10.4 million, leaving no Second Warrants to be exercised. Also as of January 28, 2013, 1,311,141 shares have been issued on the early exercise of First Warrants for total proceeds of $3.0 million, leaving 944,295 First Warrants to be exercised. The Warrants and Debenture have previously been reported in the Company's financial statements and management discussion and analysis and as a result, the total potential diluted common shares outstanding of 16,489,932 have not changed as a result of this Warrant exercise.
"We`re very pleased that so many of our Debenture holders have converted their Debentures and exercised their associated Warrants," said Eric Melka, Redline CEO. "The early conversion of the majority of the Debenture amount into common shares has strengthened our balance sheet and the exercise of the Warrants has increased our cash position."
"Redline has been delivering very impressive results over the past few quarters under a very strong management team," said Sebastian van Berkom, a significant Redline shareholder. "I was happy to continue to support Redline by converting my Debentures and exercising my Warrants, and I believe this additional capital will help Redline grow to the next level."
Note: All amounts reported in this press release are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) is the innovator of Virtual Fiber™, a specialized wireless broadband solution used to cost-effectively deploy and extend secure networks, enable M2M applications, connect digital oilfields and smart grids, facilitate and enhance public safety networks, and bring Internet access wherever and whenever it's needed - regardless of terrain or how remote. For more than a decade Redline has delivered powerful, versatile and reliable wireless solutions to governments, militaries, oil and gas companies and telecom service providers through its global network of certified partners. For more information visit www.rdlcom.com.
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SOURCE: Redline Communications Group Inc.