BIT Mining Announces US$16 Million Registered Direct Offering
HONG KONG, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BIT Mining Limited (NYSE: BTCM) ("BIT Mining" or the "Company"), a leading technology-driven cryptocurrency mining company, today announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain institutional investors for the purchase and sale of 16,000,000 of the Company's American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") (or pre-funded warrant to purchase certain ADSs ("ADS Equivalent") in lieu thereof), Series A Warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 16,000,000 ADSs and Series B Warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 16,000,000 ADSs, at a combined purchase price of US$1.00 per ADS (or ADS Equivalent) and associated warrants, in a registered direct offering. Each ADS represents ten (10) Class A ordinary shares, par value US$0.00005 per share, of BIT Mining. The offering is expected to close on or about June 27, 2022, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC is acting as the exclusive placement agent for the offering.
The Series A Warrants will have an exercise price of $1.10 per ADS, will be exercisable at any time upon issuance and will expire 5 years from the date of issuance. The Series B Warrants will have an exercise price of $1.00 per ADS, will be exercisable at any time upon issuance and will expire 2.5 years from the date of issuance.
The gross proceeds from the offering (without taking into account any proceeds from any future exercises of warrants issued), before deducting the placement agent's fees and other estimated offering expenses payable by the Company, are expected to be approximately US$16 million. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the registered direct offering to invest in mining machines, build new data centers, expand infrastructure, and improve working capital position.
The securities described above are being offered by BIT Mining pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-258329) originally filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on July 30, 2021 and declared effective by the SEC on May 17, 2022. The offering of such secuities is being made only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. A final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the securities being offered will be filed with the SEC. Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained, when available, on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov or by contacting H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC at 430 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by phone at (212) 856-5711 or e-mail at [email protected].
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
About BIT Mining
BIT Mining (NYSE: BTCM) is a leading technology-driven cryptocurrency mining company, with a long-term strategy to create value across the cryptocurrency industry. Its business covers cryptocurrency mining, mining pool, and data center operation. The Company owns the world's top blockchain browser BTC.com and the comprehensive mining pool business operated under BTC.com, providing multi-currency mining services including BTC, ETH and LTC. The Company also owns a 7-nanometer cryptocurrency mining machine manufacturer, Bee Computing, completing the Company's vertical integration with its supply chain, increasing its self-sufficiency and strengthening its competitive position.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "target," "going forward," "outlook" and similar statements. Such statements are based upon management's current expectations and current market and operating conditions and relate to events that involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company's control, which may cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause BIT Mining's actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others: the completion of the registered direct offering; the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the registered direct offering and the intended use of net proceeds from the registered direct offering. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under law.
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