SOURCE: US Highland, Inc.

November 23, 2015 16:14 ET

US Highland, Inc. Reduces Number of Outstanding Common Shares by More Than 25%

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 23, 2015) -  US Highland, Inc. (OTC PINK: UHLN) ("US Highland" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed a share exchange with one of the Company's principal shareholders, resulting in a reduction of the Company's outstanding shares of common stock by more than 25%.

Pursuant to a share exchange agreement with the principal shareholder, the shareholder exchanged 20,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock for an aggregate of 5,000 shares of the Company's Series B Convertible Preferred Stock. The Company retired the exchanged common stock and the shares are deemed to be treasury stock.

Prior to the exchange, the shareholder held a total of 22,666,667 shares of the Company's 78,162,669 then issued and outstanding shares of common stock, which represented approximately 29.0% of the common stock outstanding at such time. As a result of the exchange and the Company's retirement of the exchanged common shares, the shareholder's reduced ownership of 2,666,667 shares now represents approximately 4.6% of the 58,162,669 shares of the Company's common stock outstanding. 

Each share of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock has the voting equivalency of 4,000 shares of common Stock and can be converted, at the holder's option, into 4,000 fully-paid and non-assessable shares of Common Stock; provided, however, that the stockholder may not convert any Series B Convertible Preferred Stock if such conversion would cause the stockholder or any of its assignees to beneficially own more than 4.99% of the Company's common stock.

Deborah Engles, US Highland's Interim CFO, commented, "We are very pleased to have been able to work in conjunction with one of our largest shareholders to continue strengthening the Company's share structure and balance sheet. As a result of reducing the total number of outstanding common shares by over 25%, we believe we are now better positioned to execute our current growth strategy, make potential acquisitions, and maximize shareholder value going forward."

About U.S. Highland, Inc.

US Highland, Inc. (UHLN) is a diversified product development, sales, marketing company. US Highland leverages its core management expertise and experience to work with emerging brands, products, and concepts to launch into the US marketplace. US Highland's services include third party logistics, sales/marketing, product strategy and product development.

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