The agreement allows META to sell shares to Lincoln Park over a 30-month period at the Company's sole discretion
HALIFAX, NS / ACCESSWIRE / September 11, 2023 / Meta Materials Inc. (the "Company" or "META") (NASDAQ:MMAT), a leader in advanced materials and nanotechnology, today announced it has entered into a common stock purchase agreement (the "Agreement") with Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC ("LPC"), a Chicago-based institutional investor.
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, META has the right to sell, and LPC has committed to purchase, up to an aggregate of US$50 million of shares of the Company's common stock over a 30-month period at prices that are based on the prevailing market price at the time of each sale to LPC. META, in its sole discretion, controls the timing and amount of all sales of its common stock under the Agreement, subject to various limitations contained in the Agreement, including those under the Nasdaq listing rules. There are no upper limits to the price per share LPC may pay and LPC has agreed not to enter into or effect any direct or indirect short selling or hedging of META's common stock. There are no warrants, derivatives, or other share classes associated with this transaction.
"We are pleased to enter into this agreement with LPC, providing META with access to up to $50 million in capital, at our discretion, in an efficient manner," said George Palikaras, Chief Executive Officer and President of Meta Materials Inc. "We believe that maintaining financial flexibility will allow us to remain focused on expanding our capabilities to support the development of next-generation solutions in key markets, and commercializing our extensive portfolio of nanotechnology and advanced material patents and products through strategic partnerships."
META has the right to terminate the Agreement at any time at no cost or penalty. As consideration for LPC's obligation to purchase shares of common stock from META, META has agreed to pay an aggregate of $1 million to LPC as a commitment fee, made in two payments.
A description of the Agreement is set forth in the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K, which the Company filed with the SEC on September 11, 2023.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
The offering of the securities described in this press release is being made pursuant to the Company's effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-268282) (the "Registration Statement"), and the related base prospectus included in the Registration Statement, as supplemented by a prospectus supplement to be filed with the SEC on or about September 11, 2023. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained when filed with the SEC at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov
About Meta Materials Inc.
Meta Materials Inc. (META) is an advanced materials and nanotechnology company. We develop new products and technologies using innovative sustainable science. Advanced materials can improve everyday products that surround us, making them smarter and more sustainable. META® technology platforms enable global brands to develop new products to improve performance for customers in aerospace and defense, consumer electronics, 5G communications, batteries, authentication, automotive and clean energy. Learn more at www.metamaterial.com.
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