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WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 18, 2015 Cricket Media Group Ltd. (TSXV:CKT) ("Cricket Media" or the "Company") announces that it intends to settle an aggregate of US$250,000 of indebtedness owing by Cricket Media, Inc. ("CMI"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, to ZG Ventures, LLC under a loan facility pursuant to which CMI is entitled to borrow up to a maximum of US$3,500,000 on a revolving basis, through the issuance of US$250,000 of secured convertible debentures (the "Junior Bridge Debentures") as part of the Company's previously announced junior bridge financing (the "Junior Bridge Loan"). The terms of Junior Bridge Loan and the Junior Bridge Debentures are described in the Company's news release dated August 19, 2015. The issuance of Junior Bridge Debentures described above is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
In addition, the TSX Venture Exchange has approved an extension to October 16, 2015 for closing one or more additional tranches of the Junior Bridge Loan. Pursuant to the Junior Bridge Loan, the Company may issue Junior Bridge Debentures in the aggregate principal amount of up to US$2,000,000.
The securities described herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from those registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor shall there by any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
The issuance of Junior Bridge Debentures described above will constitute a "related party transaction" within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Shareholders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"). For this transaction the Company intends to rely on the exemption from the formal valuation requirements of MI 61-101 contained in section 5.5(b) of MI 61-101 and on the exemption from the minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in Section 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101.
About Cricket Media
Cricket Media (TSXV: CKT) is an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families and teachers across the world. Cricket Media's 14 popular media brands for toddlers to teens include Babybug, Ladybug, Cricket® and Cobblestone® with multiple language editions and apps in English, Spanish and Chinese. The Company's innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books®, a Common Core eMentoring program that builds reading, writing and critical thinking skills. Cricket Media serves approximately one million classrooms and millions of teachers, students and parents in over 200 countries and territories through its platform and NeuPals, its joint venture with China's leading IT services company Neusoft. Cricket Media also licenses its content and platform to top publishing and educational companies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.Cricketmag.com, www.ePals.com and www.In2Books.com.
Neither the 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.
Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and assumptions that involve a number of risks, which could cause actual results to vary and in some instances to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur or, if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive therefrom. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.
SOURCE Cricket Media Inc.
For further information: Aric Holsinger, Chief Financial Officer, Cricket Media, Phone: (703) 885-3400, [email protected]; Cory Pala, Investor Relations, E.vestor Communication Inc., Phone: (416) 657-2400, [email protected]