January 8, 2021
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Ease2pay announces it has closed a €1.3 million private placement
of shares with its principal shareholders
Proceeds from the placement to support debt reduction and growth acceleration
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, January 8, 2021 – Ease2pay N.V. (“ Ease2pay ” or the “Company”) (Euronext Amsterdam: EAS2P), a payment services provider focusing on easing payments for customers and merchants in the mobility sector, today announces that it has closed a €1,310,210 private placement of 1,310,210 newly issued ordinary shares at a subscription price of €1.00 per share with its principal existing shareholders: The Internet of Cars v.o.f., Arkelhave Capital B.V. and Cross Options International XI B.V.
As of today all 1,310,210 of the newly issued shares were admitted to listing and trading on Euronext Amsterdam. Ease2pay plans to use to the proceeds of the private placement to repay the Company’s outstanding shareholder loan and accrued interest in the amount of c. €678k, accelerate Ease2pay ’s growth by expanding the Company’s partner network and market coverage and fund general corporate purposes and working capital needs.
Jan Borghuis, Ease2pay director commented: “We are very pleased to have successfully completed this private placement. The funds generated will allow us to accelerate Ease2pay ’s growth, build out our partner network and bring our mobility payment and loyalty platform to new market sectors. This new investment in Ease2pay by the Company’s principal shareholders demonstrates confidence in our strategy to deliver shareholder value through organic growth and capitalising on suitable strategic transactions opportunities.”
About Ease2pay NV
Ease2pay is an innovative payment service provider seeking to make electronic payments cheaper for both consumers and retailers. Ease2pay ’s proprietary mobile payment and loyalty platform turns every smartphone into a secure pin terminal via an app that allows consumers to order, pay and save using their smartphones, eliminating the need for point of sale equipment.
Jan Borghuis: +31 (0)10 3074619
Corporate website: www.ease2paynv.com
This press release is released by the Company and contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 ("MAR"), encompassing information relating to the private placement, and is disclosed in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of MAR.
For the purposes of MAR and Article 2 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1055, this press release is being made on behalf of the Company by Jan Borghuis, Member of Management Board.
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The new shares issued in connection with the private placement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and may not be offered, sold, delivered or transferred, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States.
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