HALIFAX, NS / ACCESSWIRE / September 12, 2023 / Meta Materials Inc. (the “Company” or “META”) (NASDAQ:MMAT), a global leader in advanced materials and nanotechnology, today announced that it has entered into a common stock purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Gregory McCabe, an individual (the “Purchaser”), providing for the purchase of up to an aggregate of $6 million of shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the “Common Stock”). The Company also entered into a registration rights agreement with the Purchaser, providing for the registration of the shares of Common Stock issuable with respect to the purchase agreement.
As disclosed on August 9, 2023, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, in connection with the Loan Sale Agreement by and between the Company and Gregory McCabe, the Company anticipated entering into a purchase agreement, and the Purchaser agreed to purchase an aggregate of $6 million of shares of the Company’s Common Stock. The Purchase Agreement has a term of 15 months (the “Investment Period”). During the Investment Period, the Company can sell up to an aggregate of $6 million of its Common Stock to the Purchaser with up to 15 drawdowns. For the first six months, each drawdown will be $250,000, and for the remaining nine months, each drawdown will be $500,000. Additionally, the Purchaser has the option to pay more than the specified drawdown amounts at any point, up to the full $6 million, thereby accelerating the full payments. The price per share paid by the Purchaser will be equal to 120% of the 5-day VWAP (the daily volume weighted average price of META’s common stock on the Nasdaq market) on the trading day. On September 8, 2023, META received the first drawdown payment of $250,000, for 901,006 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, at $0.2775 per share.
“We are pleased to enter into this agreement with Greg McCabe, one of META’s largest private shareholders,” said George Palikaras, President & CEO of META. “This infusion of capital will serve as a catalyst in advancing the commercialization of our strategic focus products, which include authentication solutions, transparent conductive films, battery materials, and wide area motion imagery.”
More details about the Purchase Agreement may be found in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, which the Company filed with the SEC on September 12, 2023.
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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