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VERSES Announces US $10M Investment by G42

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  VERSES AI Inc. (CBOE:VERS) (OTCQB:VRSSF) ("VERSES" or the "Company"), a cognitive computing company developing next-generation intelligent software systems announces that it has entered into a funding agreement with Group 42 Holding Ltd1 ("G42"), a leading UAE-based AI technology group (the "Strategic Investment"). "G42 has become a global leader in the AI world with a commitment to champion the technology to drive innovation and progress for every industry and society worldwide. VERSES shares this mission and we are excited and honored to announce this strategic investment to support our shared goal of ensuring that AI becomes smarter, safer, and more sustainable," said Gabriel René, founder and CEO of VERSES. Pursuant to the Strategic Investment, G42 has invested US$10,000,000 via a private placement of unsecured convertible debenture units of VERSES (the "Units"). Each Unit will consist of: (i) C$1,000 in principal amount of unsecured convertible debentures ("Convertible Debentures"); and (ii) 500 detachable share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") to purchase Class A Subordinate Voting Shares of Verses ("Class A Shares"). The Convertible Debentures shall bear interest at a rate of 10% per annum and mature on June 20, 2026 (the "Maturity Date"). The principal amount of the Convertible Debentures (the "Principal Amount"), together with all accrued interest (collectively, the "Convertible Amount"), shall be convertible, for no additional consideration, on the earliest to occur of: (A) the date on which the Company completes an equity financing, in one or more tranches, for aggregate gross proceeds of at least C$15,000,000 at a price per Class A Share of not less than C$1.00 (an "Equity Financing"), (B) the date on which G42 elects to convert the Convertible Debentures, and (C) the Maturity Date. In the event of a conversion of the Convertible Debentures: (i) on the Maturity Date or at the election of G42, the Convertible Amount shall be converted into such number of Class A Shares as is equal to the Convertible Amount divided by C$1.20 per Share; and (ii) in connection with an Equity Financing, the Convertible Amount shall be converted into such number of Class A Shares as is equal to the Convertible Amount divided by the issue price per Class A Share sold pursuant to the Equity Financing, multiplied by 80%, provided that, in no event shall such conversion price be greater than C$1.20. Each Warrant will be exercisable into one Class A Share at a price of C$1.50 per share until June 20, 2027 (the "Expiry Date"), subject to acceleration. If at any time prior to the Expiry Date, the volume-weighted average trading price of the Class A Shares on Cboe Canada (or such other principal exchange or market where the Class A Shares are then listed or quoted for trading) exceeds C$5.55, as adjusted in accordance with the terms of the certificate representing the Warrants (the "Warrant Certificates"), for a period of 10 consecutive trading days, Verses may, at its option, accelerate the Expiry Date to the date that is 30 days following the written notice to G42, in the form of a press release or other form of notice permitted by the Warrant Certificates. In connection with commercial agreements that may be entered into between Verses and affiliates of G42, G42 will also receive 1,000,000 restricted stock units ("RSUs") of Verses, each vested RSU to be settled through the issuance of one (1) Class A Share. The ...