TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 27, 2013) -
NOT FOR DISSEMINATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES
The Mint Corporation (TSX VENTURE:MIT) ("Mint" or the "Company"), formerly Mint Technology Corp., announces that it proposes to raise up to $2,000,000 from the sale of up to 20,000,000 common shares at a price of $0.10 each, on a non-brokered private placement basis.
Proceeds from the private placement will be used to pay debt and for working capital.
The private placement is expected to be completed in one or more closings occurring no later than September 30, 2013. The private placement is subject to approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy nor will there be any sale of these securities in any province, state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such province, state or jurisdiction.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains forward-looking statements. More particularly, this press release contains statements which include the timing of closing the offering, the anticipated use of proceeds and the receipt of the required approvals. The forward-looking statements are based on certain expectations and assumptions made by Mint. Although Mint believes that those expectations and assumptions are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because Mint can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. In addition to other risks, the closing of the offering could be delayed if Mint is not able to obtain necessary approvals when planned and the offering will not be completed at all if approvals are not obtained or some other condition to the closing is not satisfied. Accordingly, there is a risk that the offering will not be completed within the anticipated time or at all. The intended use of the net proceeds of the offering by Mint might change if Mint determines that it would be in the best interests of Mint to use the proceeds for some other purpose. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof. 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 laws.
GENERAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Investors are encouraged to read the Management Discussion and Analysis Documents filed on SEDAR for a full description of all the risks associated with investing in The Mint Corporation. The following statement is only intended to inform investors on certain of the many risks associated with investing in The Mint Corporation. The Mint Corporation (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.
ABOUT THE MINT CORPORATION
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. Mint has 98 employees in 8 offices in UAE (3), Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, USA and Canada where Mint is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange: MIT.
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