Delray Beach, Florida — March 10, 2010 — Celsius Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CELH), announced today that in three different transactions the company has converted to common stock approximately $5.1 million of its convertible debt and all of the remaining preferred shares.
CDS Ventures of South Florida, LLC, a company controlled by Carl DeSantis, today agreed to convert $4.5 million of the $6.5 million outstanding balance of its convertible debt to common stock at a conversion price of $10.20, and will be issued 441,176 shares. In the event the overallotment option of the company’s secondary public offering is exercised within 45 days of the offering, the proceeds of approximately $2 million will be used to pay the remaining balance of the convertible debt.
CDS also converted all of its series A preferred shares to 2,103,446 shares of common stock. Also, another holder of $615,000 in convertible debt elected to convert it to 176,659 shares of common stock.
Geary Cotton, Celsius’ CFO said, “With the exception of the $2 million of remaining convertible debt the company is essentially debt free. With this announcement, and the recent secondary offering, shareholders equity has increased by approximately $18 million. The number of outstanding shares of common stock is today 18.4 million, not including outstanding options and warrants.”
About Celsius Holdings, Inc.
Celsius Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CELH) markets Celsius®, the original, great tasting calorie burner that is backed by science, through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, Celsius, Inc. Celsius, Inc. is dedicated to providing healthier, everyday refreshment through science and innovation. Information about Celsius Holdings, Inc. is available at our website. More information about Celsius, the original, great tasting calorie burner, is available at http://dev.celsius.com.
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