Vancouver, BC, September 23, 2020 – Marble Financial Inc. (CSE: MRBL; OTCQB: MRBLF) (“Marble” or the “Company”) a financial technology company that empowers Canadians’ toward a positive financial future, wishes to announce that the Company has offered the bondholders of its wholly owned subsidiary, TPF The Phoenix Fund Inc. (“TPF”), the opportunity to exchange their TPF bonds for convertible debentures in the Company.
“With the pending completion and execution of the definitive agreement with Clear Haven Investment Fund (see News Release dated May 08, 2020) and the commencement in Fast Track loan originations shortly thereafter, the Company believes that having the current TPF bonds under the Marble umbrella is more financially prudent on a go forward basis” states Mike Marrandino, Executive Chairman.
Under the offer, Marble would assume, redeem and exchange the TPF bonds for Marble convertible debentures (the “Debentures”) having the same principal amount, interest provisions and maturity date as the original TPF bond, with the option to convert principal and interest into common shares of Marble at a price of $0.20 per share. Marble will retain the right to redeem all or any part of a Debenture on 21 days’ notice, after which the holder may provide a notice of conversion for the redemption amount up to 10 days prior to the redemption date.
The offers are contingent upon the completion of the Clear Haven transaction to provide a forward purchase commitment for up to $100 million in Marble-originated Fast Track Loans (see news release dated March 8, 2020), and is further subject to final acceptance by Marble based on the aggregate amount of bonds participating in the offer. TPF has approximately $4.9 million in bonds outstanding, consisting of $4.284 million in 10% bonds maturing in Q4-2023, $651,000k in 9% bonds maturing in Q4-2022 and Q1-2023, and $45k in 8% bonds maturing later this year. Upon the retirement of all the TPF bonds, the Company intends to wind-up TPF.
The Company also confirms its intention to complete the private placements announced of approximately $300,000 with Clear Haven Investment Fund (see May 08, 2020 news release) and the concurrent private placement (the “Concurrent Financing”) of up to 6.7 million units at a price of $0.15 for gross proceeds of up to $1.0 million (see August 07, 2020 news release for details). The Concurrent Financing is not subject to any minimum aggregate offering prior to closing. The gross proceeds from the Concurrent Financing will be used for general working capital, including the origination of Fast Track Loans, payment of general and administrative expenses, and servicing the interest due and repayment of the TPF bonds and the Debentures in the normal course. The approximate allocation of the funds cannot be determined at this time, as funds will be used as needed to supplement cash flow from operations.
There is no material fact or material change about the Company that has not been generally disclosed.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS,
Karim Nanji, CEO
About Marble Financial Inc. (CSE: MRBL; OTCQB: MRBLF)
Marble leverages its proven data-driven strategies utilizing the power of machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence, through its industry-leading proprietary technology solutions Fast-Track, Score-Up, and Credit-Meds to engage in and navigate a clear path for Canadians towards financial wellbeing and a meaningful credit score. Since 2016, Marble is proud to have empowered thousands of marginalized Canadians to a positive financial future, and we continue to establish ourselves as leaders in financial wellness through the licensing of our proprietary products on the Marble Platform. Learn more at https://mymarble.ca/
Mike Marrandino, Executive Chairman
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