Arcimoto, Inc. Announces $6.7 Million Series D Preferred Stock and Warrant Offering
EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV) (“Arcimoto” or the “Company”), makers of purpose-built electric utility and consumer vehicles, today announced the entry into agreements with certain investors relating to the sale of up to 8,466 shares of its Series D 8% Convertible Preferred Stock and warrants to purchase up to 14,110,417 shares of common stock (collectively the “Securities”) in a private placement, at a combined purchase price of $6,772,500, before deducting placement agent fees and other offering expenses (the “Transaction”). For purposes of conversion into common stock, the Series D 8% Convertible Preferred Stock has a stated value of $8,465,625, which represents an original issue discount of 20%. The warrants to be issued will have an exercise price of $1.50 per share, a term of five years and will be exercisable upon the earlier of (i) the six-month anniversary or (ii) the date that the Company has received shareholder approval of the Transaction and the common stock underlying such warrants has been registered with the SEC for resale.
The first closing of the Transaction for $4,515,000 occurred on August 15, 2023. The second closing of the Transaction for $2,257,500 will occur after the date that the Company has received shareholder approval of the Transaction and the common stock underlying the Securities has been registered with the SEC for resale, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The Company has agreed to call a special meeting of its shareholders to approve the Transaction and has agreed to register the common stock underlying both the Series D 8% Convertible Preferred and the warrants subsequent to the first closing.
“This is the next step in the master plan to get Arcimoto back on track bringing paradigm shifting products to market,” said Chris Dawson, CEO of Arcimoto. “These funds will further enable scale production and provide investment in Arcimoto owned dealers in our hottest markets. We have seen incredible progress in our cost down efforts, accelerating our path to profitability.”
The Special Equities Group, a division of Dawson James Securities Inc., acted as the sole placement agent for this transaction.
The private placement will be made in reliance on an exemption from registration under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and has not been registered under the Securities Act, or applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, the securities issued in the concurrent private placement may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and such applicable state securities laws.
Arcimoto is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of rightsized, ultra-efficient, incredibly fun electric vehicles for everyday mobility. Built on the revolutionary three-wheel Arcimoto Platform, our vehicles are purpose-built for daily driving, local delivery, and emergency response, all at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of traditional gas-powered vehicles. Based in Eugene, Oregon, the Arcimoto team is dedicated to creating world-class EVs that make the world a better place. For more information, please visit Arcimoto.com.
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