NEODESHA, Kan. - AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (NYSE American: UAVS) (the “Company”), an industry leading provider of unmanned aerial vehicles and advanced aerial imagery, data collection and analytics solutions, today announced it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with an institutional investment firm (the “Investor”), which is an existing AgEagle shareholder. Pursuant to the agreement, the Investor is purchasing 3,355,705 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase up to 2,516,778 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $3.30 per share (the “Warrants”), for gross proceeds of approximately $10 million. The Warrants are for a ten month term from the date of closing and are not exercisable until February 6, 2021. Upon exercise of the Warrants in full by the Investor, the Company would receive additional gross proceeds of approximately $8,305,367.
The Company expects the net proceeds from the offering to be approximately $9.9 million after deducting approximately $135,000 in offering expenses. The Company expects to spend the balance of the proceeds for general working capital and capital expenditure purposes. The offering is expected to close on or about August 6, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Commenting on the financing, Michael Drozd, CEO of AgEagle, stated, “This capital infusion, coupled with other recent offering proceeds, will help to empower AgEagle with the resources necessary to execute on several key growth initiatives that we are pursuing, including expanding our contract manufacturing and assembly capabilities to best serve growing demand for American made drones and drone-related equipment.”
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sales of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. A registration statement relating to the offered securities (File Number 333-239157) has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. A prospectus supplement relating to the securities will be filed by the Company with the SEC. When available, copies of the prospectus supplement relating to the registered direct offering, together with the accompanying prospectus, can be obtained at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. For more detailed information relating to this transaction, please refer to the related Form 8-K to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
About AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc.
Founded in 2010 and based in Kansas, AgEagle has earned distinction as one of the industry’s leading pioneers of technologically advanced drones and aerial imagery-based data collection and analytics solutions. We are trusted to help the world’s growers, consumer packaged goods companies and their supply chain partners to proactively assess and manage the health of commercial crops, reduce the chemicals in produced foods and products and preserve and protect natural resources. In addition, we are at the leading edge of providing state and territorial departments of agriculture, growers and processors with registration, oversight, compliance/enforcement, and reporting solutions relating to the United States’ emerging hemp cultivation industry. In late 2019, we began pursuing expansion opportunities within the emerging Drone Logistics and Transportation market with the manufacture and assembly of UAVs designed to meet specifications for drones that are meant to carry packaged goods in urban and suburban areas. For more information, please visit www.ageagle.com.
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