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TSX Venture Exchange Symbol: ZAO
CALGARY, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - Zaio Corporation ("Zaio" or the "Corporation") announces that on October 6, 2009 it completed the first of a series of closings for a non-brokered private placement previously announced on September 15, 2009. The first closing placed 1,512,000 units (the "Units") at a price of $0.15 per Unit for gross proceeds of $226,800 (the "First Closing").
Each Unit consisted of one (1) common share in the capital of the Corporation (the "Common Shares") and one half (1/2) of one (1) common share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one (1) Common Share of the Corporation at an exercise price of $0.25 for a period of twelve (12) months from the Closing Date (the "Exercise Period"). At the option of the Corporation, the Exercise Period for the Warrants may be shortened from twelve (12) months to thirty (30) days should the Common Shares trade at a price equal to or greater than $0.50 for five (5) consecutive trading days.
Upon the First Closing, Finders' fees were paid to arm's length third parties of Zaio consisting of cash in the aggregate amount of $12,258 being 6% of the gross proceeds raised by the Finders and 108,960 Finders' compensation warrants (the "Finders' Warrants") being 8% of the number of Common Shares subscribed for through the Finders were issued to the Finders. The Finders' Warrants were issued on the same terms and conditions as the Warrants.
All the Common Shares, Warrants, Finders' Warrants and Common Shares issuable upon exercise of the Warrants and Finders' Warrants are subject to a four month hold period.
The proceeds of the First Closing will be used for settlement of current debts and corporate overhead.
Zaio is a company listed and trading on the TSX Venture Exchange, symbol: ZAO.
Zaio develops and maintains a secure database of site-verified photos, property information and appraisals of virtually every property in entire cities. Zaio's network of premiere, local appraiser experts photograph, inspect and appraise entire cities, one building at a time from the street using a proprietary "GeoScore(TM)" rating system. Zaio is a public corporation that trades under the symbol "ZAO" on the TSX-V Exchange in Canada.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The offered securities mentioned in this news release will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons except in certain transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE Zaio Corporation
For further information: For further information: Bradley Stinson, Chief Executive Officer, 1-877-318-0537; Rodney D. Mitton, Interim Chief Financial Officer, 1-877-318-0537