SOURCE: Majesco Entertainment Company

Majesco Entertainment Company

December 18, 2014 08:30 ET

Majesco Entertainment Completes Fund Raising and Appoints Two New Directors

EDISON, NJ--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2014) - Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced it has closed on a financing for $6,000,000 with certain accredited investors, approximately $1,000,000 of which has been released to the Company. In conjunction with the closing, two new Directors have been appointed to the Company's Board, replacing two former Directors who have stepped down. 

On December 17, 2014, Majesco issued Units at a purchase price of $0.68 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of the Company's newly designated 0% Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and one five-year Warrant to purchase one share of the Company's common stock at an initial exercise price of $0.68. Of the $6,000,000 raised, approximately $1,000,000 has been released to the Company and the balance of $5,000,000 will remain in escrow, to be subsequently released in one or more tranches, pending certain conditions being met, including the approval of the Company's stockholders to allow for the full conversion of the preferred shares and exercise of the warrants.

Jesse Sutton will continue to serve as Majesco's Chief Executive Officer and has resigned from the Company's Board of Directors. Allan I. Grafman has resigned as Chairman and Member of the Company's Board of Directors. 

Effective at the closing, the two board vacancies were filled by Trent D. Davis, who will serve as the Company's Chairman and a Member of its Board of Directors and Mohit Bhansali, who will serve as a Member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Davis and Mr. Bhansali have each been appointed to the Company's Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.

"This financing and the changes to our board position us well as we continue to pursue strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value," said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of Majesco Entertainment.

About Majesco Entertainment Company

Majesco Entertainment Company is an innovative developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for consumers around the world. Building on more than 25 years of operating history, the company develops and publishes a wide range of video games on console, handheld and mobile platforms, as well as digital networks. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and the company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. More info can be found online at majescoent.com or on Twitter at twitter.com/majesco.

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