QualityStocks News - East Coast Diversified Enters into $2.5M Equity Financings

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Financing substantially reduces company's accounts payable and provides path for continued growth

Ironridge is demonstrating confidence in our business plan and the direction of the operation, its decision and agreement to convert at a significantly higher PPS than current market price is indicative of this . . .

QualityStocks would like to highlight East Coast Diversified, Inc., is a publicly traded holding corporation with a diversified group of technology companies. Its business portfolio includes businesses offering technology for logistics and asset management, media entertainment technology, transportation safety and class attendance monitoring system, and social media applications.

In the company’s news today,

East Coast Diversified announced it has entered into two equity financings with Ironridge Technology Co., an institutional investor financing small-cap tech companies, for an aggregate of more than $2.5 million.

The funding enabled East Coast to significantly reduce liabilities by settling more than $1 million in accounts payable, with the remainder to be used for growth.

"This funding will help us continue the momentum we are experiencing with our businesses and manage growth more effectively, 45 percent of the payable funding is related to manufactured inventory that will help us accelerate sales and revenue especially with our StudentConnect business which require significant investment in equipments to be deployed to school districts," Kayode Aladesuyi, CEO of East Coast stated in the press release.

In addition, East Coast entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with Ironridge to purchase $1.5 million in redeemable, convertible series B preferred stock, which is convertible into common stock of East Coast. Ironridge received no warrants. Ironridge has agreed to convert the shares at more than 285 percent of the current market price.

Aladesuyi said East Coast will now continue to progress its social media division, as well as several other projects.

"Ironridge is demonstrating confidence in our business plan and the direction of the operation, its decision and agreement to convert at a significantly higher PPS than current market price is indicative of this,” Aladesuyi stated, “but more importantly, is that we can now accelerate the development of our social media division 'WetWinds' and other projects we are working on.”

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