The Mint Corporation
TSX VENTURE : MIT

The Mint Corporation

January 03, 2014 10:59 ET

Mint Announces Second Closing on Financing

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 3, 2014) -

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The Mint Corporation (TSX VENTURE:MIT) ("Mint" or the "Company") announced today that it has closed the second and final tranche of funding from the loan facility announced on November 25, 2013. The second tranche was in the amount of $550,000, to be evidenced by debentures in that principal amount, and occurred on December 20, 2013. The debentures are subject to a hold period which expires on April 21, 2014.

The proceeds from the loan were used for working capital.

As previously announced, the loan is for a 12 month period and may be extended by the parties on mutual agreement for a further 12 month period. All amounts advanced by the Lender bear interest at 12% per annum, payable monthly. The loan may be prepaid at any time on 30 days notice but the Lender may exercise its conversion right described below during that notice period. The loan will be secured against the assets of Mint and its subsidiary, Mint Middle East LLC. That security will be subordinate to the security to be provided to the holders of the proposed Series A Debentures and Series B Debentures, described in the Company's press release of November 11, 2013.

The principal amount of the loan and any accrued interest thereon is convertible into common shares of Mint at $0.05 per common share until November 25, 2014 and thereafter at $0.10 per common share until November 25, 2015. The press release of November 25, 2013 indicated that the hold period would expire 4 months after the common shares were issued. This was incorrect. The hold period for the debentures which evidenced the November 22, 2013 loan began from the advance on November 25, 2013 and expires on March 26, 2014.

GENERAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

Investors are encouraged to read the most recent Management Discussion and Analysis Documents filed on SEDAR for a description of additional risks associated with investing in the Company. The following statement is only intended to inform investors on certain of the many risks associated with investing in the Company. The Company operates predominantly in the Middle East and North Africa ("MENA"). It is accordingly exposed to significant political, legal and regulatory risks associated with operating in these emerging and volatile markets. The key management personnel and operations of the Company are based in countries which do not have strong and reliable judicial enforcement. This results directly in additional risk with respect to the enforcement of legal and contractual rights, including, for example but without limitation, the enforcement of the rights of creditors, the protection of intellectual property rights, the enforcement of joint venture arrangements, and binding key employees with non-compete agreements. Since inception, the Company has not reached profitability. The Company relies heavily on high-cost, debt financing to fund its business plan. This has exposed the Company to unique financial risks associated with significantly higher than normal debt levels. Investors in the company are strongly encouraged to be aware of the significant risks of the company, to conduct additional due diligence and to seek the help of a licensed investment advisor before considering to invest in securities of the Company. Moreover, investors must be aware that the purchase of the Company's securities involves a number of additional significant risks and uncertainties, as disclosed in the Management Discussion and Analysis reports filed on SEDAR by the Company. Investors considering purchasing securities of the Company should be able to bear the economic risk of total loss of such investment.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this news release constitute "forward-looking" statements. These statements relate to future events or Mint's future performance. All such statements involve substantial known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results to vary from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, they should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and they will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not such results will be achieved. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management of Mint believes are reasonable assumptions on the date of this news release, Mint cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Mint disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities regulations.

ABOUT MINT TECHNOLOGY CORP

Established in 2004, Mint is the world's first vertically integrated prepaid card and payroll services provider with its own ATM network, payment processing platform and proprietary branded card product delivered to workers in the United Arab Emirates and expanding to other parts of the Middle East. Mint operates through 4 subsidiaries, Mint Middle East LLC, a payroll card services provider; Mint Capital LLC, a financial products distribution company; Mint Global Processing Inc., a fully integrated third party processing platform; and MEPS, a mobile airtime POS and Merchant network solutions business.

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