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TORONTO, March 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Patriot One Technologies Inc. (TSX: PAT) (OTCQX: PTOTF) (FRANKFURT: 0PL) (“Patriot One” or the “Company”) announces that it has closed the previously announced public offering (the “Offering”) conducted through Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. (the “Agent”) as sole agent and bookrunner.
Pursuant to the Offering, the Company issued 10,743,450 units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.60 per Unit, for total gross proceeds of $6,446,070. Each Unit consists of a common share of the Company (each, a “Common Share”) and one Common Share purchase warrant (each, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant is exercisable into one Common Share until March 17, 2025 at an exercise price of $0.75, subject to adjustment in certain events.
In connection with the Offering, the Agent received a cash fee of $439,310 and 732,183 common share purchase warrants (each, an “Agent’s Warrant”). Each Agent’s Warrant is exercisable into one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.60 until March 17, 2024.
Patriot One intends to use the proceeds of the Offering for working capital and general corporate purposes.
Certain directors and senior officers of the Company participated in the Offering by purchasing an aggregate of 148,400 Units. Accordingly, the Offering constituted to that extent a “related party transaction” within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101“). The Company is relying on the exemptions from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101, as the fair market value of the participation in the Offering by the Company’s directors and officers does not exceed 25% of the market capitalization of the Company in accordance with MI 61-101. The Company did not file a material change report more than 21 days before the expected closing of the Offering as the details of the Offering and the participation therein by related parties of the Company were not settled until shortly prior to closing and the Company wished to close on an expedited basis for sound business reasons.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF PATRIOT ONE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
About Patriot One
Patriot One makes unobtrusive, artificial intelligence (AI)-driven weapons and threat detection systems that enable arenas, casinos, schools, theaters and other businesses to provide unprecedented safety while also improving the patron experience. The company’s Multi-Sensor Gateway enables companies to covertly screen for weapons at points of entry without disrupting the flow of traffic, and its AI-based Video Recognition Software enables venue and building operators to identify weapons and other threats inside and outside of facilities, while also providing valuable intelligence for optimizing operations. Follow us on Twitter @patriot1tech.
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Forward Looking Statements
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