SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 27, 2020 – Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (“Ecoark”) (OTCQB: ZEST), today announced that the two accredited institutional investors (the “Investors”) holding the warrants issued with the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock on August 21, 2019 (the “Warrants”) have agreed to a cash exercise. Ecoark will receive approximately $2 million in cash from the exercise of the Warrants.
The Investors will also receive Replacement Warrants. The Replacement Warrants will be issued to the Investors at $0.90 and will carry a term of five years. The Replacement Warrants will be structured to reduce the amount of derivative liability on Ecoark’s balance sheet. Ecoark has agreed to file a registration statement with the SEC covering the resale of the shares of common stock underlying the Replacement Warrants.
“We thank our Investors for their continued support”, said Randy May, CEO of Ecoark. “The additional $2 million in working capital from the cash exercise of the Warrants will not only support Ecoark past its June 1, 2020 trial date for its suit against Walmart, but also eliminates a large derivative liability related to the Warrants. Over the coming weeks, Ecoark will continue to take steps to position the Company for an up-listing to a national securities exchange,” said Mr. May.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
About Ecoark Holdings, Inc. and Zest Labs
Founded in 2011, Ecoark is an AgTech company modernizing the post-harvest fresh food supply chain for a wide range of organizations including growers, suppliers, distributors and retailers. The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Zest Labs, offers the Zest FreshTM solution, a breakthrough approach to quality management of fresh food, is specifically designed to help substantially reduce the $161 billion amount of food loss the U.S. experiences each year. Through item-level monitoring and real-time predictive analytics, Zest Fresh enables customers to improve the freshness and quality of produce and proteins, realize substantial cost savings and reduce food waste. To learn more about Zest Fresh click here.
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