TORONTO & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–POSaBIT Systems Corporation (“POSaBIT” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce the effectiveness of a software license agreement signed after market close on August 22, 2022 (the “License Agreement”) pursuant to which POSaBIT has granted a non-exclusive, worldwide license to a large Cannabis technology partner (the “Licensee”) to commercialize the Corporation’s point-of-sale technology (the “Licensed Property”).
Under the terms of the License Agreement, the Licensee has paid to the Corporation a one-time fee of $500,000 USD. Additionally, in consideration for the license, the Licensee will be required to pay to the Corporation $20,000,000 USD guaranteed over four years. The fee will be a monthly royalty paid per point-of-sale device deployed by the Licensee or its affiliates during the applicable month, subject to a minimum royalty monthly payment of between $325,000 USD to $512,500 USD for the first four years of the term. In accordance with the License Agreement, the Licensee has prepaid the aggregate minimum royalty fees for the first year of the term, which are equal to $3,900,000 USD.
The Licensee will have the right, exercisable at any time after the third anniversary of the License Agreement, to buy-out its royalty payment obligations by paying the Corporation an amount equal to the greater of (i) $30,750,000 USD; and (ii) five times the royalty payments payable by the Licensee for the previous twelve calendar months. The Corporation has also granted the Licensee a right of first refusal with respect to any exclusive license or third-party sale of the Licensed Property. The License Agreement may be terminated by the Licensee on 180 days’ notice, provided that notice may not be given within the first four years of the term of the License Agreement.
POSaBIT (CSE: PBIT) is a financial technology company that delivers unique and innovative payment processing and point-of-sale systems for cash-only businesses. POSaBIT specializes in resolving pain points for complex, high-risk, emerging industries like cannabis with an all-in-one solution that is compliant, user-friendly, and utilizes top-of-the-line hardware. POSaBIT’s unique solution provides a safe and transparent environment for merchants while creating a better overall experience for the consumer. For additional information, visit www.posabit.com.
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