ATLANTA, May 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BitMine Immersion Technologies, Inc. (OTC: BMNR) announces the appointment of Jonathan Bates as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Bitmine, and Erik Nelson’s new appointment as President. Mr. Bates has been serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors since July of 2021 and will continue in that role. Mr. Bates has agreed to work for no salary through the end of 2022 and will receive only equity options that will not be exercisable until 2023. Mr. Nelson previously served as Chief Executive Officer.
Additionally, Bitmine and Innovative Digital Investors Emerging Technology, LP (“IDI”), an investment fund managed by Jonathan Bates, and BitMine’s largest shareholder, have agreed in principle to IDI’s conversion of its existing indebtedness, totaling approximately $2,100,000, into a new class of preferred stock to be issued by Bitmine, along with IDI’s investment of an additional $900,000 in the preferred stock to further the growth and development of the Company.
Jonathan Bates, BitMine’s Chairman and CEO, was quoted as saying- “I have been all-in on this business from day one. This move will help our efforts to drive new business to our existing sites and others in the future. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.”
Erik Nelson, Bitmine’s President, was quoted as saying – “I think the appointment of Jonathan as CEO is a very positive development for the Company, as he brings a great deal of technical knowledge and understanding of the industry to our management team. I am looking forward to continuing to serve the Company and its shareholders in my position as President.”
The details of the conversion of IDI’s debt to preferred stock are in negotiations with, and subject to the approval of, the disinterested members of Bitmine’s board of directors. They expect the final terms of the exchange and additional investment to be complete in the coming weeks. In addition, the issuance of preferred stock will be subject to shareholder approval of an amendment to Bitmine’s certificate of incorporation to authorize the issuance of a class of preferred stock, which will take approximately 60 days after a final agreement is approved by the board. This conversion will significantly bolster Bitmine’s balance sheet and is a critical step in preparing BitMine to apply for an uplisting to NASDAQ or the NYSE.
BitMine Immersion Technologies, Inc. Forward-Looking Statements:
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