WALL, NJ--(Marketwired - Jul 26, 2013) - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI), a global leader in fingerprint biometric identification solutions, advanced mobile credentialing and identity verification technologies, today reported that it has raised an additional $1.05 million in equity capital from existing and new accredited investors in a private direct placement. Investors purchased units consisting of one share of common stock and one warrant at $0.30 per unit. Each warrant entitles the shareholder to purchase one additional share of common stock at $0.40 per share and expires in five years. Proceeds of this offering will fund near term investments in sales, marketing and R&D.
"As we have recently stated, the Biometrics and broader identity verification markets are at a major inflection point and are emerging into the mainstream. Consequently, it is crucial to fund our working capital needs, in a controlled manner, to ensure we are prepared to meet anticipated demand for our products." said Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key. "We are extraordinarily pleased that our existing shareholders continue to demonstrate their interest and commitment by investing in the company at this important time."
BIO-key International, Inc., headquartered in Wall, New Jersey, develops and delivers advanced identification solutions to commercial and government enterprises, integrators, and custom application developers. BIO-key's award winning, high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise applications. Our solutions are used in local embedded OEM products as well as some of the world's largest identification deployments to improve security, guarantee identity, and help reduce identity theft. BIO-key's technology is offered directly or by market leading partners around the world. (http://www.bio-key.com)
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