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Vuzix secures $3 million in debt financing

By KERRY FELTNER - 6/3/2014

Vuzix Corp. reported Monday it has entered into a definitive agreement with institutional investors for the sale of $3 million in debt.

The company sold 5 percent senior secured convertible notes that are due June 2, 2017.

Proceeds from the transaction will help speed up the video eyewear company’s M100 Smart glasses offshore production ramp-up, with new features and software capabilities.

There are no scheduled principal or interest payments on the notes until its maturity date.

The notes are convertible into common stock at $2.25 a share, and are secured by all the present and future assets of the company and its subsidiaries pursuant to a security agreement and subsidiary guaranty, the company said.

"We are thankful for the continued support of our shareholders and their shared excitement about the future of Vuzix,” CEO Paul Travers said in a statement. “The terms the investors have offered with its low interest rate, long maturity, no warrants and minimal transaction costs are very favorable and demonstrates their sustained commitment to make Vuzix a market leader in the wearable technology space."

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