Recon Technology Announces Closing of $8 million Registered Direct Offering
BEIJING, March 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Recon Technology, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RCON) ("Recon" or the "Company") announced today the closing of its previously announced registered direct offering with certain accredited investors to purchase approximately $8 million worth of its Class A ordinary shares (or pre-funded warrants to purchase Class A ordinary shares in lieu thereof) in a registered direct offering, and Class A ordinary shares warrants in a concurrent private placement, for proceeds of approximately $8 million. In addition, ordinary share purchase warrants to purchase an aggregate of 7,950,769 ordinary shares previously issued by the Company to certain institutional investors on June 16, 2021 had the exercise price reduced to $0.80 in connection with this offering.
After deducting the placement agent's commission and other offering expenses payable by the Company, the net proceeds to the Company were approximately $7.1 million. The Company intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including for the Company's research and development needs for current and future products, expansion of marketing efforts, and possible acquisitions of complementary assets or businesses.
Maxim Group LLC ("Maxim") acted as the sole placement agent in connection with this offering.
The securities described above were offered by the Company pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form F-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) dated December 2, 2022, and declared effective on January 5, 2023. A prospectus supplement related to the offering were filed with the SEC on March 17, 2023 and is available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the prospectus supplements relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, by contacting: Maxim Group LLC, 300 Park Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10022, by telephone: at (212) 895-3500.
About Recon Technology, Ltd.
Recon Technology, Ltd (NASDAQ: Recon) is China's first listed non-state owned oil and gas field service company on NASDAQ. Recon supplies China's largest oil exploration companies, Sinopec (NYSE: SNP) and The China National Petroleum Corporation ("CNPC"), with advanced automated technologies, efficient gathering and transportation equipment and reservoir stimulation measure for increasing petroleum extraction levels, reducing impurities and lowering production costs. Through the years, Recon has taken leading positions on several segmented markets of the oil and gas filed service industry. Recon also has developed stable long-term cooperation relationship with its major clients. For additional information please visit: www.recon.cn.
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