VoIP, Inc. (OTCBB: VOIC) announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements for a private placement comprised of secured convertible notes (“Notes”) issued to a number of institutional investors, including existing shareholders. The Company agreed to issue Notes carrying a face value of $2,871,601, resulting in net proceeds to the Company of $2,497,044. Proceeds will be used to repay outstanding promissory notes and other obligations to investors, and to support working capital requirements created by the Company’s growth. VoIP received approximately $1.3 million in the first closing and is expected to receive the remaining proceeds under closings scheduled for January 18, 2008 and February 18, 2008.
“We are pleased that the existing investor group recognized the significant progress we have made over the past year, and elected to provide additional capital to support our growth,” said Tony Cataldo, VoIP, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer. “During the past year, we have expanded our network, increasing the minutes carried over it substantially. This has resulted in improved operating results, a trend we expect will continue throughout 2008. This financing will allow us to support higher levels of activity over our network and to continue to invest in maintaining and expanding it.”
The Notes mature on June 18, 2008. The investors will also be issued 16,382,352 shares of series A preferred stock (the “Preferred Stock”) with a stated value of $0.50 per share. The investors may at their election convert all or part of the Notes and Preferred Stock into shares of the Company’s common stock at the conversion rate of the lesser of $0.072 per share or 70% of the Company’s average of the three lowest closing bid prices of its common stock for the 10 days prior to the date an investor converts its Note or Preferred Stock. The shares underlying the Preferred Stock and Notes have not been registered.
About VoIP, Inc.
VoIP, Inc. is a leading provider of turnkey Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications solutions for service providers, resellers and consumers worldwide. The Company is also a certified Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) and Inter Exchange Carrier (IXC). Through its wholly owned subsidiary, VoiceOne Communications, LLC, the Company provides a comprehensive portfolio of advanced telecommunications technologies, enhanced services, broadband products, and fulfillment services to the VoIP and related communications industries. Current and targeted customers include IXCs, CLECs, Internet Telephony and Conventional Telephony Service Providers (ISPs and ITSPs), cable operators and other VoIP Service Providers in the United States and countries around the world. The Company enables these customers to expand their product/service offerings by VoIP’s nationwide packet network through services such as voice termination/origination, e911 emergency call service for VoIP, CALEA, Broadband Voice, IP Centrex and other advanced communications services and technologies. For information on VoIP, Inc. please visit the Company’s web site: http://www.voipincorporated.com .
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