“Retiring and replacing higher cost debt with longer-term financing at an attractive cost of capital lowers our quarterly costs of debt service and puts in place a capital structure that better supports our ongoing property development projects for the long-term,” commented Bryan McLaren, Chief Executive Officer of Zoned Properties. “As a result of the private placement and sale of one of our Tempe properties, we have lowered our cost of unsecured debt by 100 basis points and extended maturities. 100% of our total debt outstanding now matures in 2022.”
Under the terms of a private placement transaction, in January 2017, the Company issued $2.02 million in five-year convertible notes paying quarterly interest at the rate of 6.0% per annum. A portion of the net proceeds of $1.06 million, excluding transaction costs and other related expenses, was used to repay the Company’s two convertible notes issued in August 2014 for $1 million, in aggregate, and accrued interest of approximately $96,000. The newly placed 2017 convertible notes may be converted at the holder’s option at a conversion price of $5.00 per share.
The 2014 convertible notes, which bore an interest rate of 7% per annum and provided a conversion feature to the Company’s common stock at $5.00 per share, were scheduled to mature in August 2017.
About Zoned Properties, Inc. (ZDPY):
Zoned Properties is a strategic real estate development firm whose primary mission is to identify, develop, and lease sophisticated, safe, and sustainable properties in emerging industries, including the licensed medical marijuana industry. The Company acquires commercial properties that face unique zoning challenges and identifies solutions that can potentially have a major impact on the cash flow and property value. Zoned Properties targets commercial properties that can be acquired and re-zoned for specific purposes. Zoned Properties does not grow, harvest, sell or distribute cannabis or any substances regulated under United States law such as the Controlled Substances Act.
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