Preo Software Inc.

Preo Software Inc.

February 22, 2011 16:02 ET

Preo Software Inc. Anticipates Completing First Tranche of Private Placement of Debentures

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2011) - PREO SOFTWARE INC. (the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:PKM) is pleased to announce that the first tranche of the Corporation's previously announced private placement of convertible debentures (the "Debentures") is anticipated to be completed on or about February 24, 2011. The private placement is being completed through a syndicate of agents led by Notre-Dame Capital Inc. and including MGI Securities Inc. (the "Agents").

The private placement will be completed in multiple tranches to allow investors an opportunity to purchase the Debentures through a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) before the contribution deadline of March 1, 2011 or through a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA). 

The Debentures will be for a term of 2 years, will bear interest at a rate of 10% per annum payable on a quarterly basis and in the event of a default for payment of interest for more than thirty (30) days, the rate of interest shall be increased to 20% per annum until the default has been rectified. The outstanding principal under the Debentures may at the option of the holders be converted into common shares of the Corporation ("Common Shares") at a conversion price of $0.40 per share. The Debentures shall be automatically converted into Common Shares at a conversion price of $0.40 in the event that the Common Shares trade at not less than $0.60 per share for a minimum of 30 consecutive trading days on the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange.

In connection with the private placement, the Corporation will pay the Agents a cash commission of 8% of the gross proceeds and will issue options in a number that is equal to 8% of the number of Common Shares issuable assuming conversion of all of the Debentures issued under the private placement. Each Agent's option will entitle the holder thereof to purchase a Common Share at a price of $0.40 per share for a period of 2 years from closing of the private placement.

The net proceeds from the private placement will be used for general working capital purposes. The Debentures and the Common Shares issuable thereunder will be subject to a 4 month hold period under applicable securities laws. The private placement remains subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Preo™ Software

Preo Software Inc. is the market leader in providing Print Knowledge Management Systems (PKMS) to enterprises and select OEM's around the world. Printelligence™, the company's award winning SaaS (Software as a Service) offering, empowers users to optimize their print assets and reduce print volumes yielding significant cost savings and a smaller environmental footprint. Preo customers have achieved significant cost reductions through the deployment of Printelligence's patented PKMS Rules Engine, which allows managers to monitor, advise and/or control the print function in their organization.

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