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DSS Invests $40 Million into American Pacific Bancorp
[September 09, 2021]

DSS Invests $40 Million into American Pacific Bancorp


ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Document Security Systems, Inc. (“DSS” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: DSS), a multinational company operating business segments in blockchain security, direct marketing, healthcare, consumer packaging, real estate, renewable energy, and securitized digital assets, today announced it signed a subscription agreement for a $40 million investment in American Pacific Bancorp (“APB”). Pursuant to the subscription agreement, APB will issue 6,666,700 shares of its common stock to DSS at $6.00 per share.

“APB has assembled a strong pipeline of diversified loans from home mortgages, licensed medical real estate financing, district bonds, SME loans, convertible loans and profit participation loans,” stated Frank D. Heuszel, CEO of DSS. “This investment represents a strong validation of APB’s business model, and this fresh injection of funds should significantly improve APB’s ability to execute its plans on an expedited basis.”

As a result of this investment, DSS has acquired over 50% of APB’s outstanding shares of common stock, making DSS the majority-owner of APB. As APB acquires equity positions of commercial banks in the US, it targets to inject digital banking capabilities into the banks to provide global banking services to global clients and increase efficiency.

“As majority owner of APB, we plan to quickly deploy this capital to build a high-quality portfolio of B2B loans and expect to have the entire $40 million generating interest for us before the end of 2021,” added Jason Grady, COO of DSS.

About Document Security Systems, Inc.

DSS is a multinational company operating business segments in blockchain security, direct marketing, healthcare, consumer packaging, real estate, renewable energy, and securitized digital assets. Its business model is based on a distribution sharing system in which shareholders will receive shares in its subsidiaries as DSS strategically spins them out into IPOs. Its historic business revolves around counterfeit deterrent and authentication technologies, smart packaging, and consumer product engagement. DSS is led by its Chairman, Mr. Fai Chan, a highly successful global business veteran of more than 40 years specializing in corporate transformation while managing risk. He has successfully restructured more than 35 corportions with a combined value of $25 billion.



For more information on DSS visit http://www.dsssecure.com.

About American Pacific Bancorp, Inc.


American Pacific Bancorp is a bank holding company, focused on the lending business and acquiring equity positions of commercial bank(s) in the United States. APB is managed by a team of bankers and entrepreneurs whose shared vision is to build a robust, integrated technologically advanced bank holding company. DSS and APB envision establishing a unique, customer-centric, globally focused entity that provides banking services through digital channels.

For more information, please visit: https://www.amerpacbancorp.com/.

About Alset EHome International Inc.

Alset EHome International is a diversified holding company executing on its vision to accelerate sustainable healthy living with a focus on the development of EHome communities and other property development, financial services, digital transformation technologies, biohealth activities and consumer products. Through its operating subsidiaries, Alset EHome’s mission is to provide a healthy living ecosystem that drives long-term exponential growth, building liquidity and value for shareholders. Alset EHome is led by its chairman and CEO, Heng Fai Chan, a successful global business veteran of more than 40 years specializing in corporate transformation while managing risk. Over his distinguished career, Heng Fai Chan has successfully restructured more than 35 corporations with a combined value of $25 billion.

For more information, please visit: www.alsetehomeintl.com.

Investor Contact:

Dave Gentry, CEO
RedChip Companies Inc.
407-491-4498
Dave@redchip.com

Safe Harbor Disclosure

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