JUPITER, Fla., October 30, 2014/PR Newswire/ — Dyadic International, Inc. (“Dyadic”)(OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company whose patented and proprietary technologies are used to develop, manufacture and sell enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemical, biopharmaceutical and industrial enzyme industries, announced today that it has entered into agreements with the holders of all of its outstanding 2010 and 2011 8% convertible subordinated notes (the “Convertible Debt”) to extend their maturity dates to January 1, 2016.
The 2010 and 2011 8% Convertible Debt represents $6.7 million and may be prepaid by Dyadic at any time, in whole or in part, after March 31, 2015 with 30 days’ notice. The extended Convertible Debt includes a warrant provision in the event Dyadic elects to call the Convertible Debt early, in whole or in part, after March 31, 2015 and prior to the January 1, 2016 maturity date. Should the Convertible Debt holder(s), upon such call notice, elect not to convert their notes into common shares, Dyadic will pay the Convertible Debt holders’ their current outstanding Convertible Debt balance, and issue warrants to purchase common stock equal to 25% of the redeemed Convertible Debt balance at $1.48 per common share. If such warrants are issued, the warrants will have a three year term. In addition, in connection with the extension of the 2010 Convertible Debt, the share conversion price has been reduced from $1.82 to $1.48. The share conversion price of the 2011 Convertible Debt remains unchanged. All other terms and conditions of the 2010 and 2011 Convertible Debt remain unchanged.
Dyadic International, Inc. is a global biotechnology company that uses its patented and proprietary technologies to conduct research, development and commercial activities for the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemical, biopharmaceutical and industrial enzyme industries. Dyadic utilizes an integrated technology platform based on its patented and proprietary C1 microorganism, which enables the development and large scale manufacture of low cost enzymes and other proteins for diverse market opportunities. The C1 platform technology can also be used to screen for the discovery of novel genes. In addition to the sale of proprietary enzyme products, Dyadic actively pursues licensing arrangements and other commercial opportunities to leverage the value of these technologies by providing its partners and collaborators with the benefits of manufacturing and/or utilizing the enzymes and other proteins which these technologies help produce. Please visit Dyadic’s website at www.dyadic.com. Dyadic trades on the OTCQX tier of the OTC marketplace. Investors can find real-time quotes, market information and financial reports for Dyadic on the OTC marketplace website at www.otcmarkets.com/stock/DYAI/quote.
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause Dyadic’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Investors are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as required by law, Dyadic expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, any changes in expectations or any change in events. Factors that could cause results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: (1) general economic conditions, including the recent conditions in the global markets; (2) Dyadic’s ability to retain and attract employees; (3) competitive pressures, reliance on key customers and collaborators, obtaining additional debt or equity funding sources; (4) Dyadic’s research and development efforts, (5) the outcome of the current litigation by Dyadic against its former counsel and (6) other factors discussed in Dyadic’s publicly available filings, including the risk factors included in Dyadic’s Annual Report filed with the OTC Markets Group on March 31, 2014.
Dyadic International, Inc.
Thomas L. Dubinski
Chief Financial Officer