SOURCE: SPY Inc.

SPY Inc.

July 15, 2016 16:30 ET

Spy Inc. Announces Debt Conversion

CARLSBAD, CA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2016) - Spy Inc. (OTC PINK: XSPY) ("Spy" or the "Company") announced that the Company converted during the first half of 2016, approximately $22.8 million of convertible and other debt owed to certain affiliates of the Company into newly established Series A Convertible Preferred Stock ("Preferred Stock"), with each share of Preferred Stock convertible into 100 shares of common stock. As a result, the effective conversion price of the outstanding debt equaled $0.30 per share of common stock of the Company, and as a result there are now 89,624,185 shares of potentially dilutive shares of common stock as of June 30, 2016. The terms of the conversion were approved by a Special Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company consisting of independent directors, upon receipt of a fairness opinion from an independent financial advisor.

"With the completion of the conversion, we have a cleaner, stronger balance sheet," said Seth Hamot, the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "This is another key step in positioning Spy for long-term success. We have now reduced our total debt from $30.3 million as of December 31, 2015 to $4.8 million as of June 30, 2016."

SPY Inc.:
We have a happy disrespect for the usual way of looking (at life) and the need to SEE HAPPY. It is this mindset that drives us to design, market, and distribute premium products for people who "live" to be outdoors, pushing the boundaries in action sports, motorsports, snow sports, cycling and multi-sports. We actively support the lifestyle subcultures that surround these pursuits, and as a result our products serve the broader fashion, music and entertainment markets of the youth culture. Our reason for being is to create the unusual and this is what helps us deliver distinctive products to people who are active, fun and a bit irreverent, like us. Our principal products -- sunglasses, goggles and prescription frames -- are marketed with fun and creativity under the SPY® brand. More information about SPY may be obtained from: www.spyoptic.com, www.facebook.com/spyoptic, Twitter @spyoptic and Instagram @spyoptic.

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