QPC Lasers Successfully Completes $9.5 Million Financing
QPC Lasers, Inc. (OTCBB:QPCI), a world leader in the development and commercialization of high-brightness, high-power semiconductor lasers for the industrial, defense, and medical markets, today announced that it has successfully closed an additional round of private financing through the sale of $10.6 million in principal amount of convertible debentures and warrants, the second of two rounds in this quarter.
"As we continue to execute our growth plan, we believe this financing will provide sufficient cash to support the increased manufacturing and inventory needs that coincide with the ramp in sales orders we have experienced, as well as support the launch of our generation three lasers due out later this year," said George Lintz, Executive Vice Chairman and CFO, QPC. "Inclusive of the financing we completed in April, we have raised a total of $16.9 million in the second quarter, and are confident the company now has adequate cash to support our growth and operations for at least the next twelve months."
Gross proceeds from the sale of the debentures were $9.5 million. The economic terms of the financing are identical to the first round completed in April 2007. The debentures have a term of two years, pay ten percent interest, and are convertible at $1.05. The conversion price is subject to possible adjustment based on certain events. No principal payments are due on the debentures until they mature in April 2009. The Company also issued 15.1 million five-year common stock purchase warrants that are exercisable at $1.05. The securities were privately placed with a mix of institutional and accredited investors. T.R. Winston & Company, LLC served as placement agent for the transaction.
Cash proceeds will be used for expanded marketing, operations, and general corporate purposes.
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About QPC Lasers, Inc.
QPC Lasers, Inc. (www.QPClasers.com) is a world leader in the development and commercialization of high-brightness, high-power semiconductor lasers for the defense, homeland security, industrial, and medical markets. Founded in the year 2000, QPC is vertically integrated from epitaxy through packaging and performs all critical fabrication processes at its state-of-the-art, high-technology facility in the Los Angeles suburb of Sylmar, CA. QPC is a publicly traded U.S. company (OTCBB:QPCI) and is ISO certified.
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