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SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Payment Data Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: PYDS), an integrated electronic payment solutions provider, today announced the closing of its previously announced registered direct offering with institutional investors of 769,230 shares of common stock, at a purchase price of $2.60, for net proceeds of approximately $2 million.
Maxim Group LLC acted as the exclusive placement agent for this offering.
After deducting the placement agent’s commission and other estimated offering expenses payable by Payment Data Systems, the net proceeds to Payment Data Systems were approximately $1.8 million. Payment Data Systems intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes and working capital.
The securities described above were offered and sold in the offering by Payment Data Systems pursuant to a “shelf” registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-221178), including a base prospectus, previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on December 6, 2017. A prospectus supplement and an accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering were filed with the SEC on February 12, 2019 and will be available on the SEC's website located at http://www.sec.gov. Electronic copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus may also be obtained from Maxim Group LLC, 405 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10174, at 212-895-3745.
Commenting on the closing, Louis Hoch, Payment Data Systems’ CEO, said, “We’re excited to have closed this offering with a highly respected investor and believe it to be indicative of the growing confidence in our Company’s potential. The proceeds help position the Company to take advantage of acquisition opportunities and fuel organic growth strategies. We believe the financing was balanced and prudent, keeping existing shareholders at top of mind while providing us capital that can help maintain our positive momentum through 2019 and beyond. We look forward to announcing our 2018 annual financial results, which will include record annual revenues, on or before April 1, 2019.”
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Any offering will be made only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement.
About Payment Data Systems, Inc.
Payment Data Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: PYDS), a leading integrated payment solutions provider, offers a wide range of payment solutions to merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus, and card issuers. The Company operates credit, debit/prepaid, and ACH payment processing platforms to deliver convenient, world-class payment solutions and services to their clients. The strength of the Company lies in its ability to provide tailored solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance, and bill payments as well as its unique technology in the prepaid sector. Payment Data Systems is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and has offices in Franklin, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville.
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