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Wearable Devices Announces $10 Million Standby Equity Purchase Agreement

YOKNEAM ILLIT, ISRAEL, June 07, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wearable Devices Ltd. (the “Company” or “Wearable Devices”) (Nasdaq: WLDS, WLDSW), a technology growth company specializing in artificial intelligence (“AI")-powered touchless sensing wearables, announced that it has entered into a Standby Equity Purchase Agreement (the “SEPA”), with YA II PN, Ltd. (“YA”), a fund managed by Yorkville Advisors Global, LP. Pursuant to the terms of the SEPA, YA is committed to purchase up to $10 million (the “Commitment Amount”), of the Company’s ordinary shares at any time during the three-year period following the execution date of the SEPA. The purchase price of the ordinary shares sold to YA will be at a 3% discount of the lowest daily volume weighted average price of the Company’s ordinary shares during the three consecutive trading day period commencing on the trading day of the delivery of an advance notice by the Company.


Subject to certain conditions, the Company may request pre-paid advances of the Commitment Amount, in an amount up to $3 million, which will be evidenced by one or more promissory notes. The Company requested, and has received, an initial pre-paid advance of $2 million in connection with the execution of the SEPA.


The Company will have the sole right in its discretion to sell shares to YA from time to time by issuing advance notices to YA following the effectiveness of a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission registering the ordinary shares issuable pursuant to the SEPA and the satisfaction of other customary conditions.


The Company intends to use the proceeds from the potential offering of the ordinary shares pursuant to the SEPA for working capital and other general corporate purposes, and to repay any pre-paid advances.


The Company is not obligated to utilize any of the $10 million available under the SEPA and there are no minimum commitments or minimum use penalties. The total amount of funds that ultimately can be raised under the SEPA over the three-year term will depend on the market price for the ordinary shares and the number of ordinary shares actually sold. The SEPA does not impose any restrictions on the Company’s operating activities. YA is subject to a beneficial ownership cap which cannot result in YA holding more than 4.99% of the share capital of the Company at any time.


The securities described herein have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.


About Wearable Devices Ltd.


Wearable Devices Ltd. is a growth company developing AI-based neural input interface technology for the B2C and B2B markets. The Company’s flagship product, the Mudra Band for Apple Watch, integrates innovative AI-based technology and algorithms into a functional, stylish wristband that utilizes proprietary sensors to identify subtle finger and wrist movements allowing the user to “touchlessly” interact with connected devices. The Company also markets a B2B product, which utilizes the same technology and functions as the Mudra Band and is available to businesses on a licensing basis. Wearable Devices Is committed to creating disruptive, industry leading technology that leverages AI and proprietary algorithms, software, and hardware to set the input standard for the Extended Reality, one of the most rapidly expanding landscapes in the tech industry. The Company’s ordinary shares and warrants trade on the Nasdaq market under the symbol “WLDS” and “WLDSW”, respectively.


Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer


This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that are intended to be covered by the “safe harbor” created by those sections. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “seek,” “intend,” “plan,” “goal,” “estimate,” “anticipate” or other comparable terms. For example, we are using forward-looking statements when we discuss the intended use of proceeds and the Company’s ability to access additional capital as needed under the SEPA. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release regarding our strategies, prospects, financial condition, operations, costs, plans and objectives are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. Our actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the following: our use of proceeds from the offering; the trading of our ordinary shares or warrants and the development of a liquid trading market; our ability to successfully market our products and services; the acceptance of our products and services by customers; our continued ability to pay operating costs and ability to meet demand for our products and services; the amount and nature of competition from other security and telecom products and services; the effects of changes in the cybersecurity and telecom markets; our ability to successfully develop new products and services; our success establishing and maintaining collaborative, strategic alliance agreements, licensing and supplier arrangements; our ability to comply with applicable regulations; and the other risks and uncertainties described in our annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2023, filed on March 15, 2024 and our other filings with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.


Investor Relations Contact

Walter FrankIMS

Investor Relations

203.972.9200






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