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Mechanical Technology Announces Closing of Partial Exercise of Over-Allotment Option in Preferred Stock Offering

ALBANY, N.Y. – (NewMediaWire) – September 28, 2021 – Mechanical Technology,
Incorporated (“MTI” or the “Company”), (NASDAQ: MKTY), the parent company of EcoChain, Inc.
(“EcoChain”), a cryptocurrency mining business powered by renewable
energy, and MTI Instruments, Inc. (“MTI Instruments”), a test and
measurement instruments and systems business,
today announced
that it closed the issuance
and sale of an additional 86,585 shares (the “Option Shares”) of its

9.0% Series A Cumulative Perpetual
Preferred
Stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Series A Preferred Stock”), to
the underwriters in its
previously announced public offering of
Series A Preferred Stock, pursuant to the
partial

exercise of their over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 108,000
shares of Series A Preferred Stock
,
at a price to the public of $25.00 per share, resulting in additional gross
proceeds of approximately $2.16 million, less applicable underwriter discounts
and estimated offering expenses.

The
shares of the Series A Preferred Stock began trading on Nasdaq under the symbol
“MKTYP” on August 23, 2021.

Univest Securities, LLC acted as the sole book running
manager for this offering.

The Company expects the initial dividend with respect to the
Option Shares, along with the regular monthly dividend on the Series A
Preferred Stock, will be paid on or about October 31, 2021, including for the
period from issuance through September 30, 2021, if and when declared by the
Company’s Board of Directors to holders of record of Series A Preferred Stock
as of a record date to be determined by the Board of Directors.

The offering was conducted pursuant
to the Company’s registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-257300), as
amended, including by its registration statement on Form S-1MEF filed pursuant
to Rule 462(b), previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by
the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). A final prospectus relating to
the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s website
at http://www.sec.gov. Electronic copies of the final prospectus relating to
this offering may be obtained from Univest Securities, LLC, 375 Park Avenue, 15th Floor, New
York, NY 10152, by phone (212) 343-8888 or e-mail info@univest.us.

This press release shall not
constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these
securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or
jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior
to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or
jurisdiction.

About
MTI

MTI
is the parent company of MTI Instruments, Inc. and EcoChain, Inc. Through
EcoChain, MTI develops cryptocurrency mining facilities powered by renewable
energy that integrate with the blockchain network. Through MTI Instruments, MTI
is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of test and measurement
instruments and systems that use a comprehensive array of technologies to solve
complex, real-world applications in numerous industries. Those include
manufacturing, electronics, semiconductor, solar, commercial and military
aviation, automotive and data storage. For more information about MTI, please
visit https://www.mechtech.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release constitute
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.
Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current expectations, as of the
date of this press release, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Actual results could
differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements
as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to: (1) those risk
factors set forth in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No.
333-257300), as amended; and (2) other risks and uncertainties that may be
detailed from time to time in MTI’s reports filed with the SEC. Readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
which speak only as of the date made. Except as required by law, the Company
assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Contact Information:

Lisa Brennan 
lbrennan@mtiinstruments.com

Investor Relations:

Kirin Smith, President 

PCG Advisory, Inc.
Ksmith@pcgadvisory.com

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