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Crumbs Bake Shop, Inc. (“Crumbs”) (NASDAQ: CRMB), the largest cupcake specialty store chain in the U.S., today announced that it has closed on the sale of the final $3 million of its $10 million in aggregate principal amount of its senior unsecured convertible promissory notes (the “Notes”) to accredited investors pursuant to the terms of its previously-announced Securities Purchase Agreement with Michael Serruya (the “Purchase Agreement”). The first sale of $7 million in aggregate principal amount of its Notes closed on May 10, 2013 and the second sale of $3 million in aggregate principal amount of its Notes closed on June 11, 2013, completing the capital raise contemplated by the Purchase Agreement.
After paying its offering expenses, the Company received total net proceeds of approximately $9.2 million from the capital raise, which the Company intends to use to fund its growth strategy and for general working capital.
About Crumbs Bake Shop, Inc.
The first Crumbs bake shop opened in March 2003 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and is well known for its innovative and oversized gourmet cupcakes. The Company currently has 73 locations in 12 states and the District of Columbia.
Forward Looking Statements
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www.sec.gov, before making an investment decision. Crumbs Bake Shop, Inc.’s forward-looking statements may also be subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those that it may discuss elsewhere in this news release or in its filings with the SEC. We assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements except as required by law.