VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 17, 2017) - Versus Systems, Inc. (the "Company" or "Versus") (CSE:VS)(CSE:VS.CN)(OTCQB: VRSSF)(FRANKFURT:BMVA) is pleased to announce that it has arranged for a non-brokered private placement (the "Offering") of units (each, a "Unit"), at a price of $0.25 per Unit. Pursuant to the Offering, the Company has issued 8 million Units, generating gross proceeds of $2 million. Each Unit is comprised of one common share in the capital of the Company and one common share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share at a price of $0.40 per share at any time within 5 years of the date of issuance. All of the securities issued under this private placement are subject to a four month resale restriction.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to continue its product integrations with game development and prizing partners and general working capital purposes. The Company also intends to use the proceeds for additional technology development efforts including intellectual property filings around its in-game prizing and promotions platform.
Certain directors and officers of the Company participated in the Offering by purchasing an aggregate of 100,000 Units. Accordingly, the Offering constituted to that extent a "related party transaction" as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 ("MI 61-101"). The transaction is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 as neither the fair market value of any shares issued to or the consideration paid by such persons exceeded 25% of the Company's market capitalization.
The Company also announces that it has granted an aggregate of 908,000 incentive stock options to certain employees and consultants of the Company, exercisable at a price of $0.435 for a period of 5 years from the grant date.
About Versus Systems, Inc.
Versus Systems, Inc. has developed a proprietary in-game prizing and promotions engine featuring conditional prizing and dynamic regulatory compliance. Versus Systems allows game developers and publishers to provide players and spectators with a steady stream of fresh content in the form of prizes that players can select before they compete in-game. Prizes including gear, apparel, concert tickets, energy drinks, DLC, and cash - all from brands gamers care about like Rockstar, Han Cholo, Tier 1 Games and others. Versus wants every gamer at home to feel like an eSports phenomenon playing for real stakes and real prizes. See how Versus works here: https://youtu.be/a37iab8qGbY.
To learn more about Versus, see the website at www.versussystems.com, or watch their recent video on YouTube.
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