ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND – 5 MARCH 2019/GLOBE NEWSWIRE/– Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) (“Kraken” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that the Company has received $2.3 million from Ocean Infinity from the exercise of 5,760,000 warrants. The warrants were issued in connection with the Company’s private placement of units to Ocean Infinity in June 2018. The warrants expire in June 2021 and had an exercise price of $0.40.
Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President & CEO said, “We are pleased with the exercise of these warrants by Ocean Infinity and the confidence they are showing in our strategic direction. We recently completed Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) at our German facility on the first battery units for Ocean Infinity. We expect initial battery shipments in March for integration into Ocean Infinity’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs).”
Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s President & CEO said, “We were pleased to witness the successful FAT of the first batch of Kraken’s new batteries for our Hugin AUVs. These new batteries will provide significantly longer endurance missions, reduced number of launch and recoveries and flexibility for weather windows. In addition, Ocean Infinity’s team of surveyors and data processors have been extremely impressed with the quality and resolution of the imagery from Kraken’s Synthetic Aperture Sonar. With Kraken’s MINSAS sensors integrated on the Hugin AUVs, the ultra-high definition of the imagery provides an invaluable tool for identification of seabed targets and seafloor features.”
Kraken also announces that its Board of Directors has approved the issuance of 500,000 options to certain external consultants. These options will have a three-year term and the exercise price will be set at the Company’s closing stock price on the TSX-V on March 5, 2019.
ABOUT OCEAN INFINITY
Ocean Infinity is a next generation offshore ocean survey and ocean exploration company using a fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles. Ocean Infinity provides a comprehensive seabed exploration system that is highly efficient and permits multi-tasking. Their comprehensive range of on-board systems and equipment permit continuous operation through to project completion, which gives them the capability to inspect, repair or recover discoveries made during a survey, eliminating the need for a second vessel. Their approach dramatically increases productivity and reduces downtime – saving clients time and money with their ’one stop shop’ multi-purpose vessel. For more information, please visit https://oceaninfinity.com/
ABOUT KRAKEN ROBOTICS INC.
Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX.V:PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) is a marine technology company that is dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors and underwater robotic systems. The company is headquartered in St. John’s, Newfoundland with offices in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Toronto, Ontario; Bremen and Rostock Germany; and Boston, Massachusetts. Kraken is ranked as a Top 100 marine technology company by Marine Technology Reporter. For more information, please visit www.krakenrobotics.com, www.krakenrobotik.de, www.krakenpower.de. Find us on social media on Twitter (@krakenrobotics), Facebook (@krakenroboticsinc) and LinkedIn.
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For further information, please contact:
Greg Reid, Chief Financial Officer
Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations
Glenda Leyte, Marketing Manager
(709) 757-5757 extension 288
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