Amsterdam, the Netherlands - 5 January 2018
ESPERITE N.V. (Euronext: ESP, `ESPERITE`, or `the Group`) declares the issuance of a convertible loan note of EUR 400`000 to CEO Frederic Amar who has completed the additional financing announced on October 2017.
This financing contributes positively to the permanent effort initiated by the management to turn around the company and to support the business development.
Mr. Amar has not participated in the decision-making of the Board of Directors regarding the issuance of the note.
The unsecured convertible loan note will bear interest at a rate of 7% per year, payable annually in arrears on 31 December and be convertible into ESPERITE shares until maturity at an initial conversion price of EUR 0.40. This initial conversion price equals ESPERITE`s share price at the time the possible issuance of the note was being discussed and negotiated between the non-executive directors and Mr. Amar. The conversion price may be adjusted in a limited number of customary circumstances. The note will mature on 31 December 2018, unless earlier converted or repurchased. The note will not be listed.
ESPERITE is a diversified biotech global group leader in regenerative and precision medicine. Established in 2000, the holding group is headquartered in the Netherlands, listed at Euronext Amsterdam and Paris and operational in over 30 countries.
ESPERITE transforms the power of state-of-the-art technologies and scientific advancements into high quality products that bring the future of medicine to customers today at an affordable price.
To learn more about the ESPERITE Group, or to book an interview with CEO Frédéric Amar: +31 575 548 998 - email@example.com or visit the websites at www.esperite.com, www.genoma.com and www.cryo-save.com.
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