- Commercialisation of MABR exceeds defined Milestones -
Emefcy Second Milestone and Vendor Shareholder Understanding
The Company announced on 29 March 2016 the achievement of the First Milestone three months ahead of schedule, through the initial shipment of MABR modules to the first commercial municipal wastewater treatment plant at Ha'Yogev in Israel. As a consequence, an additional 22,500,000 shares were issued to the Vendor Shareholders at that time.
Due in large part to the commercialization of the MABR technology having exceeded initial expectations, the Second and final Milestone has now been achieved. Accordingly, a further 22,500,000 Fluence shares are proposed to be issued to the Vendor Shareholders within seven days ("Second Milestone Shares"). The Second Milestone Shares will equate to approximately 5% of Fluence's expanded issued capital of approximately 416 million shares.
The remaining Vendor is True North who, pursuant to the Emefcy Ltd Share Exchange and Purchase Agreement, received cash and a redeemable note instead of Second Milestone Shares on the sale of its interest in Emefcy Ltd. The satisfaction of the Second Milestone results in the remaining USD1 million face value of True North's redeemable note being payable on or about 23 June 2018. This sum has previously been brought to account as a liability in the balance sheet.
The achievement of the Second Milestone is a trigger to bring forward the release of 18,481,080 of the previously issued Fluence shares from voluntary escrow. In addition, a total of 46,549,528 Fluence shares issued to the Vendor Shareholders, including a proportion of the First and Second Milestone Shares, and two other entities will continue to be subject to mandatory and voluntary escrow provisions which will expire on 23 December 2017. Details of the escrow arrangements have been published in earlier releases.
We are pleased to advise that a number of key Vendor Shareholders who hold approximately 99 million Fluence shares in aggregate out of total Vendor Shares of 101.4 million shares, have each informed the Company that they intend to voluntarily continue to hold their Fluence shares, or where sales are necessary will do so either off-market or through a designated broker who typically conducts on-market sales where a buyer is identified prior to executing the trade, and until such time as the Company is advised otherwise.
About Fluence Corporation Ltd
Fluence Corporation (ASX:FLC) (OTCMKTS:EMFGF) has experience operating in over 70 countries worldwide and employs more than 300 highly trained water professionals around the globe. The Company provides local, sustainable treatment and reuse solutions, while empowering businesses and communities worldwide to make the most of their water resources.
Fluence offers an integrated range of services across the complete water cycle, from early stage evaluation, through design and delivery to ongoing support and optimization of water related assets. With established operations in North America, South America, the Middle East and Europe, Fluence is also expanding into China's rural wastewater treatment market.
Global consultancy Frost and Sullivan recently awarded Fluence Corporation "2018 Global Decentralized Water and Wastewater Treatment Company of the Year", noting in their award dissertation:
"While typical decentralized water treatment systems are relatively expensive, complicated, and inefficient, Fluence Corporation leverages innovative and smart technology solutions backed by decades of industrial know-how to excel in water and wastewater treatment solutions. Fluence's excellence becomes apparent through its success, as the company continues to expand its existing offerings as well as partnerships with other prominent companies in the industry. With its easy to use, sustainable, smart and cost-effective solutions as well as a remarkable year of growth, innovation, and leadership, Fluence Corporation earns Frost & Sullivan's 2018 Global Company of the Year Award in the decentralized water and wastewater treatment industry."
Further information can be found at http://www.fluencecorp.com/
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