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News Centre Private placement to raise GBP2,300,000, issue of equity to directors, total voting rights and holdings in Company

14 April 2015

 

MoneySwap Plc

("MoneySwap" or the “Company”)

 

Private placement to raise GBP2,300,000, issue of equity to directors, total voting rights and holdings in Company

 

MoneySwap (AIM: SWAP), the provider of payment solutions to online and point of sale merchants licenced for UnionPay in the UK and the provider for UnionPay MoneyExpress service enabling overseas persons to send funds directly to UnionPay cardholders in China, is pleased to announce that it has raised GBP2,300,000 through the issue of new ordinary shares by way of a private placement (the “Placement”).  It has also issued new ordinary shares in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) as payment of outstanding fees to directors and a consultant (the “Fees Conversion”).

 

Richard Proksa, CEO of MoneySwap, commented: “We are delighted to announce this Placement which significantly strengthens the financial position of the Company.  The net proceeds of the Placement will, inter alia, be used to support our UK growth strategy.”

 

Details of the Placement

Broad Rivers International Limited (the “Investor”) has today subscribed for 287,500,000 new Ordinary Shares (the “Placement Shares”) at a placement price of 0.8p (the “Placement Price”) each to raise GBP2,300,000 before expenses.  The Placement Price represents the closing bid price of an Ordinary Share on 13 April 2015, being the last day of trading immediately prior to this announcement.

 

The Placement Shares will represent 24.00% of the issued share capital of the Company, as enlarged by the Placement and the Fees Conversion.

 

Details of Fees Conversion

The Company has today issued 28,698,846 new Ordinary Shares to directors of MoneySwap (the “Director Fee Shares”) at the Placement Price, in satisfaction of outstanding directors fees earned between 2012 and 2015.  Full details of the Director Fee Shares are as follows:

 

Director

Outstanding fees to be converted

Number of Director Fee Shares issued

Total number of Ordinary Shares held following issue of the Director Fee Shares

Percentage of the enlarged share capital of the Company

Richard Proksa

US$30,000

2,507,523

29,619,623

2.47%

Kung-Min Lin

US$87,500

7,313,607

63,170,055

5.27%

Javier Amo Fernández de Ávila

US$108,344

9,055,834

10,167,934

0.85%

Craig Niven

US$58,338

4,876,128

5,988,317

0.50%

Saihua Xu

US$59,171

4,945,754

11,891,187

0.99%

Total

US$343,353

28,698,846

120,837,116

10.08%

 

Further, the Company has issued 5,850,886 new Ordinary Shares to Heng-Jui Lin, a substantial shareholder of the Company (the "Consulting Fee Shares") at the Placement Price, as settlement of outstanding consultancy fees accrued during 2014 and 2015.

 

The Fees Conversion are deemed to be related party transactions under the AIM Rules.  MoneySwap’s nominated adviser, Allenby Capital Limited, considers the Fees Conversion to be fair and reasonable insofar as shareholders of the Company are concerned.

 

Admission to AIM

An application will be made for the Placement Shares, Director Fee Shares and Consulting Fee Shares to be admitted to AIM and it is expected that dealings in the shares will take place on or around 20 April 2015.

 

Total voting rights

Following the Placement and the Fees Conversion, the total issued share capital of MoneySwap will consist of 1,197,755,282 Ordinary Shares.  The Company currently holds no ordinary shares in treasury.  Therefore the total number of voting rights in the Company is 1,197,755,282.  This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of MoneySwap under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

 

Holdings in Company

Following the Placement and the Fees Conversion, Heng-Jui Lin now has a total beneficial interest in 122,828,136 Ordinary Shares, equivalent to 10.25% of the Company's enlarged share capital and Broad Rivers International Limited now has a total beneficial interest in 287,500,000 Ordinary Shares, equivalent to 24.00% of the Company’s enlarged share capital.

 

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For further information, please contact:

 

MoneySwap Plc

Allenby Capital Limited

MoneySwap Plc

Chief Executive Officer

Nominated Adviser

Financial PR

Richard Proksa

 

Nick Naylor

Alex Price 

James Reeve

Fiona Fenn Smith

 

+852 3919 9888  

+44 20 3328 5656

+44 7712 101922

 

About MoneySwap (www.moneyswap.com)

MoneySwap provides payment solutions and gateways to merchants which allow both online and point of sale transactions to be settled using UnionPay cards in the UK. In addition, UnionPay has licensed MoneySwap for its MoneyExpress service which enables overseas persons to send funds directly to UnionPay cardholders in China. The Company also offers prepaid card services working with partners such as Corner Bank, Switzerland and Visa and offers an online peer to peer platform for currency exchange and payments. The Company's shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (AIM: SWAP).  More information can be found at www.moneyswap.com.