Under the Symbol:
Wrap Announces Closing of $12.4 Million Financing
Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:45 PM
Founder Elwood Norris Joins Other Shareholders to Exercise Over $4.1 Million of Outstanding Warrants
TEMPE, AZ / ACCESSWIRE / June 4, 2020 / Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the "Company" or "Wrap") (NASDAQ:WRTC), an innovator of modern policing solutions, today announced the closing of its previously announced $12.4 million financing. The financing was led by existing investors. The Company intends to use net proceeds to scale engineering, product development and to provide working capital to meet worldwide demand for BolaWrap products and accessories.
The Company also announced that its founder and largest shareholder Elwood Norris exercised 100,000 outstanding warrants at $5.00 per share for cash of $500,000. Other investors also recently exercised 2018 warrants that, including Mr. Norris' new investment, has provided over $4.1 million of additional working capital to the Company. The Company currently has over $30.0 million cash on hand after these transactions.
"I am very pleased that we have the resources to innovate new products to assist law enforcement to meet the demands of modern policing," said Elwood Norris, Chief Technology Officer of Wrap Technologies. "We are a dedicated pioneer of essential new innovations working with talented firms and a growing internal research team."
In the registered direct offering the Company sold 2,066,667 units (each, a "Unit") at a price of $6.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of common stock of the Company and one common stock purchase warrant entitling the holder to purchase an additional common share at an exercise price of $6.00 per share for a period of 24 months.
The sale and issuance of the securities was made by the Company pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-228974), previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 14, 2019. A prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the shares of common stock sold and shares of common stock underlying the warrants issued was filed with the SEC on June 1, 2020. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.
Katalyst Securities LLC acted as a financial consultant to the Company in connection with the offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Wrap Technologies (Nasdaq: WRTC)
Wrap Technologies is an innovator of modern policing solutions. The Company's BolaWrap 100 product is a patented, hand-held remote restraint device that discharges an eight-foot bola style Kevlar® tether to restrain an individual at a range of 10-25 feet. Developed by award winning inventor Elwood Norris, the Company's Chief Technology Officer, the small but powerful BolaWrap 100 assists law enforcement to safely and effectively control encounters, especially those involving an individual experiencing a mental crisis. For information on the Company please visit www.wraptechnologies.com. Examples of recent media coverage are available as links under the "Media" tab of the website.
Trademark Information: BolaWrap and Wrap are trademarks of Wrap Technologies, Inc. All other trade names used herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holders.
Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements - Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to statements regarding the Company's overall business, total addressable market and expectations regarding future sales and expenses. Words such as "expect," "anticipate," "should," "believe," "target," "project," "goals," "estimate," "potential," "predict," "may," "will," "could," "intend," variations of these terms or the negative of these terms and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond the Company's control. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including but not limited to: the Company's ability to successful implement training programs for the use of its products; the Company's ability to manufacture and produce product for its customers; the Company's ability to develop sales for its new product solution; the acceptance of existing and future products; the availability of funding to continue to finance operations; the complexity, expense and time associated with sales to law enforcement and government entities; the lengthy evaluation and sales cycle for the Company's product solution; product defects; litigation risks from alleged product-related injuries; risks of government regulations; the business impact of health crises or outbreaks of disease, such as epidemics or pandemics; the ability to obtain export licenses for counties outside of the US; the ability to obtain patents and defend IP against competitors; the impact of competitive products and solutions; and the Company's ability to maintain and enhance its brand, as well as other risk factors included in the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly report on Form 10-Q and other SEC filings. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and were based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections as well as the beliefs and assumptions of management. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations.
WRAP TECHNOLOGIES' CONTACT:
Paul M. Manley
VP - Investor Relations
SOURCE: Wrap Technologies, Inc.