Transactions Facilitate Reduction of Short-term Debt and Potential Dilution to Shareholders
RALEIGH, N.C., January 29, 2020 – Mr. Jason Remillard, the Founder and CEO of Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc. (OTCPK: ATDS), a leading data security and privacy software company, has entered into privately negotiated agreements with a number of existing holders of the company’s outstanding convertible notes, which is intended to reduce short-term debt obligations of the company, while also deferring a significant amount of debt which otherwise could have been converted into common stock. The revised terms of the existing convertible notes are as follows::
- Convertible note held by Auctus Fund, LLC (“Auctus”), with an outstanding principal balance of $1,000,000 as of January 29, 2020. Remillard has agreed to purchase this note from Auctus on or before July 1, 2020. Auctus has agreed to not exercise any conversion rights under the note until July 1, 2020, so long as Mr. Remillard remains current on a negotiated payment schedule.
- Convertible note held by Smea2z, LLC (“Smea2z”) for a total principal amount of $608,850 as of January 29, 2020. Remillard has acquired this note and has up to and until July 1, 2020 to remit the full purchase price to Smea2z. Smea2z has agreed to not exercise any conversion rights under the note until July 1, 2020, so long as Mr. Remillard remains current on a negotiated payment schedule.
- Convertible note held by Blue Citi LLC (“Blue Citi”), which was originally issued to AFT Funding Group, LLC (Blue Citi LLC acquired the Note in 2019), for a total principal amount of $444,150 as of January 29, 2020. Remillard has acquired this note and has up to and until July 1, 2020 to remit the full purchase price to Blue Citi. Blue Citi has agreed to not exercise any conversion rights under the note until July 1, 2020, so long as Mr. Remillard remains current on a negotiated payment schedule.
- Convertible note held by Blue Citi , for a total principal amount of $1,700,000 as of January 29, 2020. The maturity date of the note has been extended to March 31, 2021, affording the company more time to pay down the note. Interest on the note has stopped accruing interest as of January 1, 2020. Blue Citi has agreed to not exercise any conversion rights under the on $270,000 of principal until July 1, 2020.
Mr. Remillard stated, “By successfully completing these transactions, I personally reinforce my commitment to the company and what we stand for. As well we limit our exposure to external investors and other funds, thus managing directly our own path. While our competitors continue to raise ungodly amounts of funds, we continue to be very cash and debt efficient – while continuing to produce revenues as well from a wide base of products and services. I would like to thank all parties involved in the transactions for their support – noteholders and otherwise – for being a party to the transactions. Their continued support and commitment to our vision and ongoing execution on our business plan is an imperative for our 2020 business plan.”
“As we wrap our in house 2020 Strategic Business planning kick off in Morrisville this week with our broader and growing team, I feel more excited and energized for our future than ever before. Our sales, marketing product and technical team is growing and maturing significantly and in ways that will continue to serve our customers in the data security and privacy markets for years to come. These and future transactions reinforce the support the whole company requires to fulfil their challenging goals we have set forth this week As a result of the enhanced financial flexibility these transactions deliver, we can further invest in our business – including talent and accretive acquisitions, to drive growth and deliver shareholder value.”
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About Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc.
Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc. (OTCPK: ATDS) provides an expanding suite of products and services highlighted by: (i) ArcMail, which is a leading provider of simple, secure and cost-effective enterprise data retention management, archiving and management solutions; (ii) ARALOC™, which is a market leading secure, cloud-based platform for the management, protection and distribution of digital content to the desktop and mobile devices, which protects an organization’s confidential content and intellectual property assets from leakage — malicious or accidental — without impacting collaboration between all stakeholders; (iii) ClassiDocs™, the Company’s award-winning data classification and governance technology, which supports CCPA, LGPD and GDPR compliance; (iv) ClassiDocs™ for Blockchain, which provides an active implementation for the Ripple XRP that protects blockchain transactions from inadvertent disclosure and data leaks; (v) Data443 Global Privacy Manager™, which is integrated with ClassiDocs to do the delivery portions of GDPR and CCPA as well as process DSARs – removal request – with inventory by ClassiDocs; (vi) Data443 Protect™, which provides nearly instant Cloud-deployed Data Loss Prevention capabilities with false positive rates unmatched enabled by ClassiDocs™; (vii) the Data443 virtual Data Protection Officer, program that offers a turnkey and outsourced DPO capability for smaller organizations; (viii) DATAEXPRESS™, the leading Data transport, transformation and delivery product trusted by leading financial organizations worldwide; and (ix) the WordPress GDPR Framework with over 30,000 active site owners, enables organizations of all sizes to comply with the GDPR and other privacy frameworks. For more information, please visit https://www.data443.com.
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