CopyTele, Inc. (OTCBB: COPY) announced today that it has completed the private placement of $1,765,000 of 8% convertible debentures, due January 25, 2015 to accredited investors, including our Chief Executive Officer and two other members of our Board of Directors. The debentures pay interest quarterly and are convertible into shares of our common stock at a conversion price of $0.15 per share on or before January 25, 2015. The Company may prepay the debentures at any time without penalty if certain conditions are met. The private placement also includes the issuance to the investors of three-year warrants to purchase a total of 5,882,745 common shares at an exercise price of $0.30 per share. Gross proceeds to the Company from the private placement were $1,765,000, which will be used for general working capital purposes. Additional information with respect to this private placement will be available in the Company’s Form 10-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The CopyTele securities being sold have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws.
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