AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Perk Inc. (TSX: PER) (“Perk” or the “Company”), the Rewarded Engagement Platform that connects brands with consumers, today announced that it has repurchased for cancellation certain Repurchased Securities (as defined below) from Function(X), Inc. (formerly Viggle Inc.) (“FNCX”) in exchange for payment to FNCX of aggregate cash proceeds of USD $1,300,000 (the “Transaction”). Perk and FNCX entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) earlier today in respect of the Transaction and the Transaction closed concurrently upon signing the Agreement.
The Repurchased Securities were issued to FNCX on February 8, 2016 in connection with the purchase by Perk of all of FNCX’s interests in the Viggle App (the “Viggle Acquisition”), including its rights to the Viggle name and brand and such Repurchased Securities consist of the following:
- 1,012,968 Perk common shares, of which 562,500 shares were being held in escrow until February 8, 2017 as security for FNCX’s indemnification obligations pursuant to the Viggle Acquisition
- 1,000,000 warrants to purchase Perk common shares exercisable at CDN $6.25 per share if the Perk common shares trade above CDN $12.50 for 20 consecutive trading days in the two year period following February 8, 2016
- 1,000,000 warrants to purchase Perk common shares exercisable at CDN $6.25 per share if the Perk common shares trade above CDN$18.75 for 20 consecutive trading days in the two year period following February 8, 2016
- FNCX’s right to be issued 2,000,000 Perk common shares if Perk’s total revenue exceeds USD $130,000,000 in 2016 or 2017
As of the date hereof, after taking into account the Transaction, FNCX no longer holds any securities or rights to acquire securities, in Perk and there are 18,564,408 common shares and 652,502 Class A restricted voting shares in the capital of Perk issued and outstanding. Since June 30, 2016, and after taking into account this Transaction and the completion of the purchase for cancellation of all shares of Perk held by Mr. Roj Niyogi on September 15, 2016, Perk’s outstanding shares (including its Class A restricted voting shares) has been reduced by 17.6%.
Ted Hastings, Chief Executive Officer of Perk, stated: “We are very pleased to close this Transaction with FNCX, which serves as a mutually beneficial transaction for Perk and FNCX and their respective shareholders. FNCX has completed a liquidity event that it was seeking to complete and Perk is able to both simplify its capital structure and enhance earnings potential through the reduction of its outstanding shares. We believe our current share price does not accurately reflect the value of the Company and this Transaction allows us to buyback Perk securities at a fair discount to current market prices given our average daily trading volumes. This Transaction reflects management’s confidence in the value of the Company as we head into Q4, our seasonally best quarter of the year.”
Perk’s Rewarded Engagement Platform brings together the interests of advertisers and consumers to deliver profound insights and actionable results. With Perk, brands form deep connections with consumers to achieve greater engagement, loyalty, and conversion. Perk's insights and intelligence solution, Perk IQ™, allows brands to measure performance and uncover valuable data around advertising attribution, brand impact, and purchase behavior.
Additional information about Perk Inc. can be found at the Company’s corporate website: http://www.ir.perk.com.
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