Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, integrated into the company's EnerPlex TM series of consumer products, announced today it has completed the $5 million second closing under its previously announced Series B preferred stock purchase agreement with institutional investor Ironridge Technology Co., a division of Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. The Company received the first $5 million from Ironridge in November 2013, and has now received the second $5 million.
In both closings, the Company issued Ironridge shares of its Series B-1 Preferred Stock, which is convertible into shares of common stock at a fixed conversion price of $1.15 per common share.
John C. Kirkland, Ironridge Global Partners’ Managing Director said, “We are pleased to close on the second $5 million tranche earlier than anticipated, and to help facilitate the expansion of the EnerPlex brand through strengthening Ascent Solar’s balance sheet.”
Ascent intends to use the proceeds of the offering to fund continuing operations and accelerated expansion of both traditional and kiosk centric retail channels for its EnerPlex products, aggressive brand building, as well as the launch of additional EnerPlex products and product lines in 2014. There are no restrictions on use of proceeds.A shelf registration statement (File No. 333-178821) relating to the securities being offered has been filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). A prospectus supplement relating to the offering has been filed by the Company with the SEC. Copies of the prospectus supplement, together with the accompanying prospectus, can be obtained at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or from Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., 12300 Grant Street, Thornton CO 80241, Attention: Investor Relations. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company in this offering. There shall not be any offer, solicitation of an offer to buy, or sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offering, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offering will be made only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement.