Brampton, Ontario – August 19, 2019 – DATA Communications Management Corp. (TSX: DCM) (“DCM”), a leading provider of marketing and business communication solutions to companies across North America, announces It has closed the previously announced additional $7 million financing with Crown Capital Partner Funding, LP, an investment fund managed by Crown Capital Partners Inc. (TSX:CRWN)(“Crown”).
DCM has entered into a third amendment to its original credit agreement dated May 8, 2018 with Crown (the “Crown Facility”), whereby Crown has advanced a second non-revolving term loan (the “Tranche Two Loan”) in the principal amount of $7 million. To date, Crown has made total advances under the Crown Facility in the principal amount of $19 million. The Tranche Two Loan bears interest at the rate of 10% per annum, payable quarterly. The terms of the Tranche Two Loan are consistent with the provisions of the initial term loan advanced by Crown (the “Tranche One Loan”) under the Crown Facility. DCM may, subject to certain prepayment fees, prepay in full (but not in part) the entire outstanding balance of the Tranche Two Loan, and provided the Tranche Two Loan has been, or will concurrently be, prepaid in full, the Tranche One Loan, commencing May 8, 2020. The final maturity date for both advances under the Crown Facility remains May 8, 2023. The net proceeds of the Tranche Two Loan will be used by DCM to fund working capital expenses. As partial compensation for advancing the Tranche Two Loan and the promissory notes issued to certain related parties to DCM on July 31, 2019, respectively, DCM has issued warrants to: (i) Crown to purchase up to 550,000 common shares of DCM and (ii) the holders of those promissory notes to purchase up to a total of 78,571 common shares of DCM, in each case at an exercise price of $1.08 per share until May 8, 2023 (subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments).
“This funding helps support our short-term working capital needs and our future growth,” said Gregory J. Cochrane, CEO. “Crown Capital is supportive of our business strategy and is a valued financial partner. This capital will provide additional flexibility for us as we continue our pivot to a leading marketing and business services provider. Year to date, we have closed approximately $20 million of new business, including business from new customers and new solutions serving our existing customers’ needs.”
ABOUT DATA COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT CORP.
DCM is a communication solutions partner that adds value for major companies across North America by creating more meaningful connections with their customers. DCM pairs customer insights and thought leadership with cutting edge products, modular enabling technology and services to power its clients’ go to market strategies. DCM helps its clients manage how their brands come to life, determine which channels are right for them, manage multimedia campaigns, deploy location specific and 1:1 marketing, execute custom loyalty programs, and fulfill their commercial printing needs all in one place.
DCM’s extensive experience has positioned it as an expert at providing communication solutions across many verticals, including the financial, retail, healthcare, consumer health, energy, and not for profit sectors. As a result of its locations throughout Canada and in the United States (Chicago, Illinois), it is able to meet its clients’ varying needs with scale, speed, and efficiency – no matter how large or complex the ask. DCM is able to deliver advanced data security, regulatory compliance, and bilingual communications, both in print and/or digital formats.
Additional information relating to DATA Communications Management Corp. is available on www.datacm.com, and in the disclosure documents filed by DATA Communications Management Corp. on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com.
Certain statements in this press release constitute “forward looking” statements that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, objectives or achievements of DCM or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance, objectives or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “intend”, “plan”, and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward looking statements. These statements reflect DCM’s current views regarding future events and operating performance, are based on information currently available to DCM, and speak only as of the date of this press release. These forward looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions and should not be read as guarantees that future performance or results will be achieved. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance, objectives or achievements of DCM to be materially different from any future results, performance, objectives or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward looking statements, including the changes in the Company’s senior management and other factors discussed elsewhere in this press release and under the headings “Liquidity and capital resources” and “Risks and Uncertainties” in DCM’s management’s discussion and analysis and other publicly available disclosure documents, as filed by DCM on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).
Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Unless required by applicable securities law, DCM does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward looking statements.
For further information, contact:
Mr. Gregory J. Cochrane
Chief Executive Officer
DATA Communications Management Corp.
Tel: (905) 791-3151
Mr. James E. Lorimer
Chief Financial Officer
DATA Communications Management Corp.
Tel: (905) 791-3151