BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FlexShopper, Inc. (NASDAQ: FPAY) (“the Company”), a leader in virtual lease-to-own transactions occurring outside of traditional brick and mortar rent-to-own stores, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 10,000,000 units, each unit consisting of one share of common stock and one-half of one warrant, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of common stock. Each unit is being offered at a public offering price of $1.00. The warrants will have a per share exercise price of $1.25, be exercisable immediately, and expire five years from the date of issuance. The common stock and warrants that are part of the units are immediately separable and will be issued separately in this offering. The warrants have been approved to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol FPAYW and are expected to begin trading on September 26, 2018.
The Company has granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional shares of common stock and/or warrants to purchase up to 750,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any.
The offering is expected to close on Friday, September 28, 2018, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc., is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering.
The estimated gross proceeds to the Company are expected to be approximately $10,000,000 million prior to deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and other estimated offering expenses. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for working capital, general corporate purposes and repayment of a portion of debt.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) declared effective a registration statement on Form S-1 relating to these securities on September 25, 2018, which includes a preliminary prospectus relating to the offering. A final prospectus will be filed with the SEC. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, by contacting ThinkEquity, 17 State Street, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10004, telephone (646) 968-9355, email: email@example.com. Investors may also obtain these documents at no cost by visiting the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
FlexShopper is a leader in the virtual lease-to-own (“LTO”) market, which represents transactions occurring outside of traditional brick and mortar rent-to-own stores. Since December 2013, we have developed a business that provides brand name electronics, home furnishings and other durable goods to consumers on an LTO basis through an e-commerce marketplace and patented LTO payment method. FlexShopper also provides LTO technology platforms to retailers and e-retailers to facilitate transactions with consumers who want to acquire their products, but do not have sufficient cash or credit. FlexShopper approves consumers utilizing its proprietary consumer screening model, collects from consumers under an LTO contract and funds the LTO transactions by paying merchants for the goods.
All statements in this release that are not based on historical fact are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “seek,” “intend,” “plan,” “goal,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” or other comparable terms. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements we make regarding the expansion of our lease-to-own program; expectations concerning our partnerships with retail partners; investments in, and the success of, our underwriting technology and risk analytics platform; our ability to collect payments due from customers; expected future operating results and; expectations concerning our business strategy. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, as a result of various factors including, among others, the following: our limited operating history, limited cash and history of losses; our ability to obtain adequate financing to fund our business operations in the future; the failure to successfully manage and grow our FlexShopper.com e-commerce platform; our ability to maintain compliance with financial covenants under our credit agreement; our dependence on the success of our third-party retail partners and our continued relationships with them; our compliance with various federal, state and local laws and regulations, including those related to consumer protection; the failure to protect the integrity and security of customer and employee information; and the other risks and uncertainties described in the Risk Factors and in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequently file Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements made in this release speak only as of the date of this release, and FlexShopper assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or changes in expectations, except as otherwise required by law.
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