Via GlobeNewswire June 14, 2024 14:22 ET

InspireSemi Announces Final Secured Loans

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and AUSTIN, Texas June 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)  Inspire Semiconductor Holdings Inc. (TSXV: INSP) (“InspireSemi” or the “Company”), a chip design company that provides revolutionary high-performance, energy-efficient accelerated computing solutions for High Performance Computing (HPC), AI, graph analytics, and other compute-intensive workloads, today announced that it has received additional loans of US$1,162,381.82 (the “Loans”) under the secured loan agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) dated March 28, 2024 and previously announced by the Company in its press releases dated April 1, 2024 and April 30, 2024. The Loans were made by made by certain private investors and an insider (the “Lenders”).

The maturity date of the Loans is the date that is 12 months following the date that such Loans were received and accepted by the Company (the “Maturity Date”), being June 14, 2025.

All other terms of the Loans remain the same as reported in the Company’s press release dated April 1, 2024.

The Company will, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”), issue a total of 110,193 Bonus Warrants to the Lenders. Each Bonus Warrant is exercisable for one proportionate voting share of the Company (“PV Shares”) at a price per PV Share $14.50 and will have a term expiring one year from the date of issuance. All issued Bonus Warrants (and PV Shares issued upon exercise of Bonus Warrants) are subject to a hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance, in accordance with applicable securities laws.

For clarity, each PV Share issued upon exercise of a PV Warrant will be convertible into 100 SV Shares at the option of the holder and upon the terms outlined in the Company’s articles available as Schedule “A” to the Company’s management information circular dated August 14, 2022 which is available on SEDAR+ at

A total Loan of US$190,000 was made by, and the Company intends to issue 18,012 Bonus Warrants to, Jeff R. Schneider, who is considered an “insider” by virtue of him being a director of the Company and therefore these transactions are considered a “related party transaction” pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). The Company is relying on the formal valuation exemption in section 5.5(b) of MI 61-101 and upon the minority approval exemption in section 5.7(1)(a)of MI 61-101 on the basis that, at the time the Advance was made and the Bonus Warrants will be issued neither the fair market value of the subject matter of, nor the fair market value of the consideration exceeded  25% of the Company’s market capitalization as determined in accordance with MI 61-101.

The Loans reported above are the final loans the Company will accept pursuant to the Loan Agreement. The Company has received a total loans of US$1,912,381.82 under the Loan Agreement. The loans are repayable as follows: (i) US$450,000 on March 28, 2025, (ii) US$300,000 on April 29, 2025 and (iii) US$1,162,381.82 on June 14, 2025. All of the loans issued under the Loan Agreement are secured until repayment by a first ranking security granted by general security agreement (and guaranteed by all subsidiaries) on all of the present and future acquired assets of the Company and its subsidiaries.

The Loans and the issuance of Bonus Warrants are subject to the approval of the Exchange.

About InspireSemi

InspireSemi (TSXV: INSP) provides revolutionary high-performance, energy-efficient accelerated computing solutions for High-Performance Computing (HPC), AI, graph analytics, and other compute-intensive workloads. The Thunderbird ‘supercomputer-cluster-on-a-chip’ is a disruptive, next-generation datacenter accelerator designed to address multiple underserved and diversified industries, including financial services, computer-aided engineering, energy, climate modeling, and life sciences & drug discovery.  Based on the open standard RISC-V instruction set architecture, InspireSemi’s solutions set new standards of performance, energy efficiency, and ease of programming.  InspireSemi is headquartered in Austin, TX.

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