InterCloud Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: ICLD) is a cloud networking platform and software. Shares of the cloud computing company are rallying 8.10%, through early trading on Friday, November 17, 2017. Over the past month, InterCloud Systems, Inc. has seen average daily volume of 23.06 million shares. However, volume of 16.89 million shares or dollar volume of $74,316, has already exchanged hands on the day.
Shares of InterCloud Systems, Inc. are gaining today, after the company announced that it has entered into an agreement with certain convertible note holders to exchange their debt for preferred shares. As a result, InterCloud Systems, Inc. has exchanged $10.4 million of convertible debt and $4.7 million of accrued interest for $15.1 million in preferred equity. Here is the full press release detailing of the convertible debt elimination:
InterCloud Systems, Inc. Press Release:
SHREWSBURY, N.J., Nov. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — InterCloud Systems, Inc. (OTC:ICLD) (“InterCloud” or “Company”) announced today that it entered into an Exchange Agreement (the “Agreement”) with the holders of certain term notes issued by the Company, exchanging the debt for preferred equity.
Pursuant to the Agreement with these subordinated convertible note holders, the Company exchanged over $10.4 million of Convertible Debt and eliminated over $4.7 million of accrued interest in exchange for approximately $15.1 million of Preferred Equity. The Preferred Equity may be exchanged for Common Stock over a five (5) year period. The Company is also negotiating with other convertible noteholders to exchange their debt into preferred equity.
The effect of the Agreement is to eliminate all debt service and interest accrual on the debt and create $15.1 Million of new Shareholder Equity in the process. The Exchange immediately increased the Company’s common book value per share. Full details of the impact on the Company’s financials will be discussed in the Company’s regularly scheduled quarterly earnings release.
InterCloud Systems CEO, Mark Munro stated, “This is our first step in creating new shareholder equity as we push forward with our plans to eliminate costly subordinated debt and interest accruals. Our goal is to continue to restructure all debt and create an entity with no debt. We can then focus on rebuilding shareholder value through revenue growth and profitability. This was a major step in the right direction.”
About InterCloud Systems, Inc.
InterCloud Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud networking orchestration and automation, for Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) cloud environments to the telecommunications service provider (carrier) and corporate enterprise markets through cloud solutions and professional services. InterCloud’s cloud solutions offer enterprise and service-provider customers the opportunity to adopt an operational expense model by outsourcing cloud deployment and management to InterCloud rather than the capital expense model that has dominated in recent decades in IT infrastructure management. Additional information regarding InterCloud may be found on InterCloud’s website at www.intercloudsys.com.
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