HONG KONG, Jan. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UCLOUDLINK GROUP INC. ("uCloudlink" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: UCL), the world's first and leading mobile data traffic sharing marketplace, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with YA II PN, Ltd., a limited partnership managed by Yorkville Advisor Global (the "Purchaser"), pursuant to which uCloudlink will issue and sell convertible debentures in a principal amount of US$5.0 million to the Purchaser at a purchase price equal to 95% of the principal amount through private placement. The private placement of such convertible debentures is subject to customary closing conditions.
The convertible debentures to be issued to the Purchaser bear interest at a rate of 5% per year. The convertible debentures will mature upon one-year anniversary of the issuance date unless redeemed or converted in accordance with their terms prior to such date.
Subject to and upon compliance with the terms of the convertible debentures, the Purchaser has the right to convert all or any portion of the convertible debentures at its option at any time. Upon conversion, the Company will deliver to the Purchaser the Company's Class A ordinary shares, par value US$0.00005 per share (the "Ordinary Shares"), which may be represented by American depositary shares (the "ADSs"). The conversion price shall be the lower of (i) US$3.50 per ADS, or (ii) 85% of a reference price benchmarked against the trading price of the Company's ADSs. In addition, the Company will also issue to the Purchaser 1,000,000 Ordinary Shares as commitment fee at closing.
uCloudlink intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes.
About UCLOUDLINK GROUP INC.
uCloudlink is the world's first and leading mobile data traffic sharing marketplace, pioneering the sharing economy business model for the telecommunications industry. The Company's products and services deliver unique value propositions to mobile data users, handset and smart-hardware companies, mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and mobile network operators (MNOs). Leveraging its innovative cloud SIM technology and architecture, the Company has redefined the mobile data connectivity experience by allowing users to gain access to mobile data traffic allowance shared by network operators on its marketplace, while providing reliable connectivity, high speeds and competitive pricing.
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