HIVE Blockchain Announces Closing of USD $15 Million Convertible Debenture
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / January 12, 2021 / HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (TSXV:HIVE)(OTCQX:HVBTF)(FSE:HBF) (the “Company” or “HIVE”) is pleased to announce it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement (the “Transaction“) of unsecured debentures (the “Debentures“), for aggregate gross proceeds of USD$15,000,000 with U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (“U.S. Global“).
The Debentures will mature on the date that is 60 months from the date of issuance, bearing interest at a rate of 8% per annum. The Debentures will be issued at par, with each Debenture being redeemable by HIVE at any time, and convertible at the option of the holder into common shares (each, a “Share“) in the capital of the Company at a conversion price of CAD$3.00 per Share. Interest will be payable monthly and principal will be payable quarterly. In addition, U.S. Global will be issued 5.0 million common share purchase warrants (the “Warrants“). Each whole Warrant will entitle U.S. Global to acquire one common at an exercise price of CAD$3.00 per Share for a period of three years from closing.
The issuance of the Debentures received conditional approval by the TSX Venture Exchange on December 31, 2020. The Debentures and Warrants are subject to a hold period and may not be traded until May 13, 2021 except as permitted by applicable securities legislation and the rules and policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.
The Company intends to use the proceeds from the Transaction for general corporate purposes and working capital and expansion of its business plan.
Mr. Frank Holmes, Interim Executive Chairman of HIVE, commented, “The Transaction is an excellent opportunity for HIVE to enhance liquidity, maintain momentum and deploy capital into additional miners and infrastructure. U.S. Global has recently sold shares of HIVE in order to redeploy capital back into HIVE. No shares have been sold by me personally. The purchase of an 8% debt instrument by U.S. Global is consistent with its investment criteria and assists HIVE by providing working capital for its growth strategy. The financing is being completed without the usual 6% broker fees, and the cost of capital is much less than the 16% cost of capital associated with leasing equipment for crypto mining.”
For additional information please see the Company’s news release dated December 24, 2020 for more details.
About HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd.
HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. is a growth oriented, TSX.V-listed company building a bridge from the blockchain sector to traditional capital markets. HIVE owns state-of-the-art green energy-powered data centre facilities in Canada, Sweden, and Iceland which produce newly minted digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum continuously on the cloud. Our deployments provide shareholders with exposure to the operating margins of digital currency mining as well as a portfolio of crypto-coins.
On Behalf of HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd.
Interim Executive Chairman
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