Liquidmetal ® Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: LQMT ) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Visser Precision Cast, LLC (VPC), a subsidiary of Furniture Row, LLC to provide manufacturing services to Liquidmetal. VPC is based in Colorado. As part of this strategic agreement, VPC will provide mold and manufacturing technologies to Liquidmetal and its Certified Liquidmetal Partners to ensure that customers will be provided consistently high-quality products and support services. VPC agreed to make certain equity and debt investments in Liquidmetal Technologies, LLC. In particular, VPC purchased 20 million shares of Liquidmetal common stock on June 1, 2012 and agreed to purchase 10 million shares of common stock on June 28, 2012, all at a price of $.10 per share. VPC will also receive warrants to purchase a total of 15 million shares of Liquidmetal common stock at an exercise price of $.22 per share. VPC also agreed to loan up to $2 million to Liquidmetal pursuant to the terms of a 6% secured, convertible note in advances of $1 million each on September 15, 2012 and November 15, 2012. Amounts due under the loan may be converted by VPC to common stock of Liquidmetal at a price of $.22 per share. The equity and debt investments are subject to certain funding conditions. “Both company’s achievements exemplify a deep commitment to quality and cutting edge technologies. We believe our agreement with Visser Precision Cast represents the final link in our ability to provide commercially produced Liquidmetal parts to our customer base. In many applications, our customers find Liquidmetal to be stronger, lighter, and more resistant to corrosion than existing machined alternatives. By working with a technology and manufacturing provider such as VPC, we ensure our customers of extraordinary quality and the ability to scale production,” said Thomas Steipp, Liquidmetal President and CEO.
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