SOURCE: Northstar Electronics, Inc.

August 29, 2012 09:30 ET

Conditional Approval Received for the Closing of Northstar Network Sale

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2012) - Northstar Electronics, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NEIK) provides this update.

Northstar Electronics has previously announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its subsidiary, Northstar Network. The purchaser, Empower Technologies, has announced that it has received TSX Venture Exchange conditional approval for the acquisition. Closing of the transaction is subject to a number of conditions typical of a transaction of this nature, as set forth in the definitive agreement between the parties. The parties have agreed that the outside date for completion of the transaction is September 30, 2012.

Under the Amended Agreement, the aggregate purchase price for NNL is reduced to $3,186,176, which Empower will satisfy at closing as follows:

(a) $61,655 advanced by Empower to Northstar Electronics for working capital will be deemed paid and set off against the purchase price;

(b) Empower will assume NNL's liabilities in the amount of $3,012,021; and

(c) Empower will issue to Northstar Electronics common share purchase warrants, which entitle the holder to acquire an aggregate of 4,000,000 Empower common shares for a period of three years from the date of issuance. The terms of the warrants are as follows:

  • 1,000,000 warrants will be exercisable at $0.10 per Empower share;
    1,000,000 warrants will be exercisable at $0.20 per Empower share;
    1,000,000 warrants will be exercisable at $0.25 per Empower share;
    1,000,000 warrants will be exercisable at $0.30 per Empower share.

The warrants will provide that the holder will give Empower not less than 30 days prior written notice of any proposed exercise of warrants to acquire more than 200,000 Empower shares.

Empower has advanced an aggregate of $142,726.66 to NNL to date for working capital. This debt will remain outstanding as an intercompany loan following closing.

The Amended Agreement also provides for a new outside closing date of September 30, 2012, after which the agreement will terminate unless further extended by the parties. Closing is anticipated to occur on or before September 30, 2012.

Dr. Wilson Russell, CEO Northstar, says: "Now that conditional approval has been received, we can continue on our path forward with sonar technologies within NEIK. We will keep shareholders updated through press releases and filings as relates to the final completion of this disposition."

About Northstar:

Northstar Electronics, Inc. is a holding company with executive management specialized in design engineering, defense, advanced systems, security, sonar, systems integration, and prototyping fields. Northstar is actively pursuing opportunities through acquisition, joint venture, or merger to increase revenues and expand its base of subsidiaries.

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