By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Investment Weekly News -- Versatile Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VV) ("Versatile" or the "Company") announced that it entered into a loan agreement with Bertrand des Pallieres (the "Lender"), a director and significant shareholder of the Company, under which the Lender has loaned to the Company Cdn$786,400 by way of a bridge loan (the "Bridge Loan"). The proceeds from the Bridge Loan will be used for working capital for the Company and its subsidiaries. In connection with the Bridge Loan, the Company has agreed to use reasonable commercial efforts to undertake and complete a rights offering (the "Rights Offering") by way of a rights offering circular before March 31, 2014 . "I am excited about this new chapter in Versatile's growth and pleased to support the Company in this manner," said Mr. des Pallieres. The Bridge Loan bears interest at a rate of 6% per annum and principal and interest is due on the earlier of April 15, 2014 and the day after the receipt by the Company of the proceeds from the rights offering (described below). Under the Rights Offering the Company proposes to issue to eligible holders of its outstanding common shares 157,285,643 rights, with four rights being exercisable into one common share of the Company at an exercise price of Cdn$0.02 per share. The Lender has agreed to provide a stand-by commitment to purchase all of the unexercised rights. The Company expects to raise gross proceeds of approximately Cdn$786,400 under the Rights Offering and has covenanted to use such proceeds to repay the Bridge Loan. In consideration for the Lender's stand-by commitment the Company has agreed to grant the Lender a bonus warrant to purchase up to 25% of the total number of shares the Lender will agree to acquire under the stand-by commitment. The Company has also agreed with the Lender that the Company will submit to its shareholders for approval at the Company's upcoming Annual General Meeting, a resolution to approve the consolidation of the Company's shares on a 10 for 1 basis (the "Consolidation"). All references in this news release to numbers of shares are to pre-Consolidation numbers. The Company is also in discussions with the Lender regarding a proposed convertible loan in a principal amount of approximately Cdn$640,000 . The Company and the Lender have not yet agreed to the terms of such convertible loan. If and when terms are agreed to, the Company will provide further details in a subsequent news release. The Rights Offering and Consolidation are subject to a number of conditions precedent, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and securities regulatory authorities, and in the case of the Consolidation the approval of the Company's shareholders. If such conditions precedent are not satisfied the Rights Offering may not close and the Consolidation may not complete. Further details of the Rights Offering and Consolidation will be provided in due course after receipt of applicable approvals. Assuming the Rights Offering proceeds, the Company expects to mail a rights offering circular in January 2014 and the Rights Offering will close in late February 2014 . The Company anticipates that if the Consolidation is approved, it will be effective after the closing of the Rights Offering. The Bridge Loan constitutes a related party transaction under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 as the Lender is a director of the Company and owns 33,167,500 common shares of the Company, representing approximately 21.6% of the Company's outstanding common shares. The Company has relied on the exemption from minority shareholder approval in section 5.7(f) of MI 61-101 as the Bridge Loan is on reasonable commercial terms. Keywords for this news article include: Software, Finance and Investment. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC
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