Neonode Raises $10 Million in a Private Placement

By GlobeNewswire,  May 09, 2014, 09:34:00 AM EDT


SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neonode Inc. (Nasdaq:NEON), the optical touch technology company, announced today that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with an institutional investor in a private placement of common stock for $10 million in gross proceeds. Under the Purchase Agreement, Neonode will issue 2.5 million shares of common stock at a price of $4.00 per share. 

Neonode also will issue to the institutional investor, under the Purchase Agreement, a warrant to purchase an additional 1,964,636 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $5.09. The warrant is exercisable for 18 months. If the warrant is fully exercised, Neonode will receive an additional $10 million in gross proceeds. 

Ascendiant Capital Markets, LLC acted as placement agent for the transaction.

"We are pleased to announce this financing event for Neonode," said Chief Executive Officer Thomas Eriksson. "We expect this financing will comfortably carry us to breakeven, while enabling Neonode to fully-capitalize on its numerous market opportunities."

Final closing of the investment is expect to occur during the week of May 12, 2014 and is subject to standard closing conditions.  The full terms of the transaction will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Current Report on Form 8-K on or around May 12, 2014. Neonode has agreed to file a registration statement covering resales of the common stock and shares under the warrants within 30 days following the closing.

The securities offered in the private placement described in this press release have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, the securities 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 of 1933 and such applicable state securities laws.

This press release does not and shall not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, the securities, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation, or sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Neonode

Neonode Inc. (Nasdaq:NEON) develops and licenses the next generation of Multisensing touch technologies, allowing companies to differentiate themselves by making high performing touch solutions at a competitive cost. Neonode is at the forefront of providing unparalleled user experiences that offer significant advantages for OEM's. This includes state-of-the-art touch technology features such as low latency pen or brush sensing, remarkably high speed scanning, proximity-, pressure-, and depth sensing capabilities and object-size measuring.

Neonode's patented Multisensing technology is developed for a wide range of devices such as mobile phones, tablets and e-readers, toys and gaming consoles, printers, white goods, wearable goods and advanced automotive infotainment systems. Neonode, the Neonode logo, Multisensing, and zForce are trademarks of Neonode Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. Liquid Sensing, It Makes Sense and AlwaysON are trademarks of Neonode Inc. For more information please visit www.neonode.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include, but are not limited to, statements relating to expectations, future performance or future events, and product cost, performance, and functionality matters. These statements are based on current assumptions, expectations and information available to Neonode management and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Neonode's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

These risks, uncertainties, and factors are discussed under "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Neonode's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including Neonode's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and current reports on Form 8-K. You are advised to carefully consider these various risks, uncertainties and other factors. Although Neonode management believes that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are reasonable, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be fulfilled. Forward-looking statements are made as of today's date, and Neonode undertakes no duty to update or revise them.

© 2014, Neonode Inc. All rights reserved. Neonode is a registered trademark of Neonode Inc.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact:

         Investor Relations:
         Daniel Gelbtuch
         P:  +1 917.509.9582
         Email: daniel.gelbtuch@neonode.com

Source: Neonode Inc.

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Referenced Stocks: NEON


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