SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - LeoNovus® Inc. ("LeoNovus") (TSXV: LTV), a leading Internet and cloud developer with its SMART Media® Platform and distributed Cloud Services announced today that it granted a total of 1,875,000 options to purchase common shares of the Company to directors, officers, employees and consultants on December 17, 2013 in accordance with the LeoNovus stock option plan. The options expire (5) five years from the date of grant and will vest over a two (2) to four (4) year time frame from the date of grant. Of these options, 750,000 were granted to directors and officers of the Company and 1,125,000 were granted to employees and consultants. In consideration and approval of the option grant, the Company's board of directors (the "Board") took note of the fact that the option grants to officers and directors are related party transactions, as defined in Multilateral Instrument 61- 101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101") and that it is in the best interests of the Company to grant the options in conjunction with the option grant to employees. The Board determined that the option grants are exempt from the formal valuation and minority approval requirements of MI 61-101 under sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(a) of MI 61-101 respectively.
About LeoNovus Inc. (www.LeoNovus.com)
LeoNovus® is a publically traded company on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto with offices in Sunnyvale, CA. and Ottawa, Ontario. The Company has launched an innovative high performance browser-based SMART MEDIA PLATFORM with a remotely managed cloud system that provides HDTVs and other connected devices with unprecedented access to features, content, and functionality over the web without the cost, overhead and support of a PC. This approach delivers an extremely flexible just-in-time service model to multiple markets including residential, hospitality and health care. In parallel, LeoNovus utilizes its proprietary Dark Core™ technology with a unique ability to "light up" idle dark processors in hardware systems for purposes of building Intelligent Networks. This allows the Company to offer geo-dispersed cloud services for new revenue streams while reducing costs and increasing performance via distributed networks.
LeoNovus shares have traded on the TSX Venture Exchange since June 10, 2009. Further information about LeoNovus can be found in its filings with Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at http://www.sedar.com
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T: (408) 541-9400, F: (408) 541-9410, IR@LeoNovus.com, Gordon Campbell, CEO