Pender Growth Fund Inc. Announces Completion of Acquisition of Doing work Prospect Fund (EVCC Ltd.)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 31, 2021 (Globe NEWSWIRE) — (TSXV: PTF) Pender Development Fund Inc. (the “Firm” or “Pender”) is delighted to announce that it has accomplished its acquisition of the the greater part of the fantastic shares of Performing Prospect Fund (EVCC) Ltd., which has now been renamed “Pender Personal Investments Inc.” (“PPI” or the “Fund”) underneath a plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”), pursuant to the definitive settlement announced on April 7, 2021.

Under the Arrangement, Pender has obtained 100% of the issued and superb Commercialization Series shares and 97% of the issued and exceptional Undertaking Collection shares, for a overall order selling price of around $26MM, payable in hard cash. Pender was necessary to shell out 100% of the order selling price owing to the Commercialization Series shareholders on closing. 50% of the obtain selling price due to the Venture Series shareholders was payable on the closing day (the “To start with Payment”) and 50% will be payable six months thereafter (the “Next Payment”). In relationship with the Arrangement, Pender has received a 3 yr term financial loan in the most sum of $10MM from a Canadian chartered financial institution (the “Term Loan”). Partial proceeds of the Term Loan, with each other Pender’s doing work money, has been made use of to finance the payment owing to the WOF Commercialization Collection shareholders on closing and the Initially Payment because of to the WOF Undertaking Series shareholders. Pender intends to finance the Next Payment making use of the remainder of Phrase Loan and ongoing portfolio tendencies.

On the Helpful Day of the Arrangement, 50% of NAV per share of WOF Commercialization Sequence was $.2395 per share and 75% of the membership receipt funding selling price for the BuildDirect Transaction represented $.5068 for every share. As these kinds of, the obtain price tag for each and every Commercialization Collection share was $.5068 per share. For Undertaking Series shares (sequence 1) 43.5% of NAV for every share on April 5, 2021 was $1.8306 and the altered value was $1.7977 per share. For Venture Series shares (series 2) 43.5% of NAV for every share on April 5, 2021 was $1.5525 and the adjusted ensuing acquire price was $1.5157 for every share.

Venture sequence shareholders keeping somewhere around 3% of the issued and remarkable shares elected to go on to maintain their shares and to keep on to participate in the foreseeable future functionality of the underlying Venture Collection portfolio.

About PPI’s Portfolio
The Fund comprises a portfolio of personal, BC based mostly know-how companies. Essential holdings include:

Redlen Systems Inc.: Redlen is a company of superior-resolution Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) semiconductor radiation detectors which are enabling a new era of substantial-functionality detection and imaging products for apps that include nuclear cardiology, CT Scanning, baggage scanning and soiled bomb detection.

Copperleaf Systems Inc.: Copperleaf provides final decision analytics to firms managing critical infrastructure. Its organization software methods leverage operational and monetary info to help clientele make investment conclusions that provide the greatest business enterprise value.

Teradici Corporation: Teradici is the creator of Laptop over IP (PCoIP) technology which securely delivers applications or complete workspaces from personal details centres, general public clouds or multicloud environments to any gadget.

Common Fusion Inc.: General Fusion is an R&D stage organization with the purpose to produce the quickest, most realistic and price tag-productive route to commercial fusion electric power, enabling fusion to supply cleanse, safe and on-demand ability at industrial scale, delivering a potent complement to renewables and a pathway to a zero-emission grid.

David Barr, CEO of Pender, commented, “We feel that this transaction is extremely accretive to Pender for the reason that the truthful price of the acquired Fund portfolio is roughly $59MM and the acquire rate is about $26MM. The variance amongst the good worth and the obtain selling price, $33MM, represents roughly $3.60 per share net of expenses and charges and will be recorded as a deferred obtain under IFRS.”

In conjunction with closing the Fund has deregistered as an “worker enterprise money corporation” under the Worker Investment decision Act (British Columbia) and will commence reporting underneath the Canadian regulatory regime for reporting issuers that are not investment funds together with but not minimal to compliance with National Instrument 51-102 — Constant Disclosure Obligations.

The required early warning report for the acquisition pursuant to the Arrangement of 1,002,255.206 Commercialization Sequence shares (100%), and 16,661,387.943 Undertaking Collection shares (97%) is currently being filed on Program for Digital Doc Investigation and Retrieval (SEDAR) at as of the date hereof.

About the Enterprise
The Company’s goal is to realize extended-time period funds appreciation for its investors. The Enterprise makes use of its compact funds foundation and prolonged-time period horizon to spend in one of a kind predicaments mainly smaller cap, special conditions, and illiquid general public and non-public firms. The Corporation trades on the TSX Undertaking Exchange under the image “PTF”.

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Tony Rautava
PenderFund Capital Management Ltd.
(604) 653-9625
Toll No cost: (866) 377-4743

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Forward-Wanting Information
This information launch consists of selected “forward on the lookout statements” and specified “forward-looking information” as described less than relevant Canadian and U.S. securities legal guidelines (alongside one another, “forward-searching statements”). Ahead-seeking statements can typically be recognized by the use of ahead-seeking terminology these as “may”, “will”, “be expecting”, “intend”, “estimate”, “foresee”, “think”, “continue”, “strategies”, “opportunity” or identical terminology. Ahead-on the lookout statements in this information release consist of, but are not limited to, statements and information and facts linked to completion of the Arrangement and the predicted gains of the Arrangement to the Organization. In earning the ahead-seeking statements in this news release, the Enterprise has applied many material assumptions, which include with out limitation, the assumptions that the events will be able to satisfy the problems to closing and complete the Arrangement and that the Enterprise will be able to achieve its options and aims with respect to the WOF portfolio. Forward-wanting statements and info are not historical points and are produced as of the date of this information launch. These forward-searching statements contain numerous dangers and uncertainties and genuine benefits may well fluctuate. Vital factors that may possibly cause genuine effects to range include with out limitation, hazards linked to the capability of the get-togethers to fulfill the ailments of the Arrangement and near the Arrangement and the skill of the Company to complete its plans and aims with respect to the Arrangement and the WOF portfolio, like any variations in typical financial situations or ailments in the financial marketplaces. The genuine results or efficiency by the Organization could differ materially from all those expressed in, or implied by, any ahead-looking statements relating to these issues. Accordingly, no assurances can be provided that any of the occasions predicted by the ahead-seeking statements will transpire or come about, or if any of them do so, what impression they will have on the Arrangement or fiscal affliction of the Business. Other than as needed by law, the Corporation is less than no obligation, and expressly disclaim any obligation, to update, change or usually revise any ahead-looking statement, irrespective of whether written or oral, that may perhaps be made from time to time, irrespective of whether as a consequence of new facts, upcoming occasions or if not, apart from as might be demanded under relevant securities legal guidelines.