January 24, 2024

US$ 2 Billion Financing Agreement Executed, NextPlay Technologies, Inc

By sarah

Sunrise, FL, Jan 23, 2024 – (NewMediaWire) – NextPlay Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTP) (the “Company”), a digital native ecosystem for finance, digital advertisers, and video gamers, announced today:

The company executed a convertible loan agreement (“NextBank Convert”) with an investor for proceeds of US $2 billion, as detailed in the company’s 8-K filing on January 22, 2024. 

The loan is not convertible into NXTP shares and will not increase the current 5.9 million shares issued and outstanding of NXTP.  

The Loan is convertible into common shares of NextBank International, Inc., (“NextBank”) the Company’s 100% owned banking subsidiary, at a conversion price that would value NextBank at US $65 million. 

Conversion is subject to approval of NextBank’s Regulator. There is no assurance that the deal shall close successfully. 

The NextBank Convert will be secured by NextBank shares only and shall not be secured by shares of any other of the Company’s subsidiaries or affiliates, assets or liabilities. 

About NextPlay Technologies

NextPlay Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTP) is a technology solutions company offering games, in-game advertising, digital banking, and crypto-banking services to consumers and corporations within a growing worldwide digital ecosystem. NextPlay’s engaging products and services utilize innovative AdTech, Artificial Intelligence and Fintech solutions to leverage the strengths and channels of its existing and acquired technologies.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of, and within the safe harbor provided by the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations, opinions, belief or forecasts of future events and performance. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future activities and results to be materially different from those suggested or described in this news release. Factors that may cause such a difference include risks and uncertainties including, and not limited to, our need for additional capital which may not be available on commercially acceptable terms, if at all, which raises questions about our ability to continue as a going concern; our ability to file our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 23, 2023 and/or our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended May 31, 2023 and August 31, 2023 within the period provided by Nasdaq to do so;  our ability to timely submit an acceptable updated Compliance Plan to regain compliance with the Nasdaq continued listing rules within the period provided by Nasdaq; whether Nasdaq will accept our updated Compliance Plan to regain compliance with the Nasdaq continued listing rules; our ability to timely file our subsequent periodic reports with the SEC; our ability to maintain the listing of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market; current regulation governing digital currency activity is often unclear and is evolving; the future development and growth of digital currencies are subject to a variety of factors that are difficult to predict and evaluate, many of which are out of our control; the value of digital currency is volatile; amounts owed to us by third parties which may not be paid timely, if at all; certain amounts we owe under outstanding indebtedness which are secured by substantially all of our assets and penalties we may incur in connection therewith; the fact that we have significant indebtedness, which could adversely affect our business and financial condition; uncertainty and illiquidity in credit and capital markets which may impair our ability to obtain credit and financing on acceptable terms and may adversely affect the financial strength of our business partners; the officers and directors of NextPlay have the ability to exercise significant influence over the company; stockholders may be diluted significantly through our efforts to obtain financing, satisfy obligations and complete acquisitions through the issuance of additional shares of our common or preferred stock; if we are unable to adapt to changes in technology, our business could be harmed; if we do not adequately protect our intellectual property, our ability to compete could be impaired; unfavorable changes in, or interpretations of, government regulations or taxation of the evolving Internet and e-commerce industries which could harm our operating results; risks associated with the operations of, the business of, and the regulation of, Longroot and NextBank International (formerly IFEB); the markets in which we participate being highly competitive, and because of that we may be unable to compete successfully with our current or future competitors; our potential inability to adapt to changes in technology, which could harm our business; the volatility of our stock price; and that we have incurred significant losses to date and require additional capital which may not be available on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. More information about the risks and uncertainties faced by NextPlay are detailed from time to time in NextPlay’s periodic reports filed with the SEC, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, under the headings “Risk Factors”. These reports are available at www.sec.gov. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on the company’s future results and/or could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. The company takes no obligation to update or correct its own forward-looking statements, except as required by law, or those prepared by third parties that are not paid for by the company. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

SOURCE: NextPlay Technologies, Inc.

Company Contacts:
NextPlay Technologies, Inc.
Nithinan “Jess” Boonyawattanapisut
Chief Executive Officer
Email: nithinan.boonyawattanapisut@nextplaytechnologies.com

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