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Appreciated Media Defaults on Debt Obligations

Appreciated Media Holdings Inc.
·4-min read

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Appreciated Media Holdings Inc. ("Appreciated Media" or the "Corporation") (TSXV: AMH) (OTCQB: AMEFF) announces the expiry of the forbearance period (the “Forbearance Period”) granted pursuant to the forbearance agreement, as amended and supplemented, between the Corporation and Amcomri GP BVI Limited (“Amcomri”) previously announced on August 17, 2020.

Amcomri Loans

The Corporation is indebted to Amcomri in the aggregate amount of approximately C$900,000 pursuant to a loan agreement entered into between the Corporation and Amcomri dated May 2, 2019 (the “Loan Agreement”) and a promissory note issued by the Corporation in favour of Amcomri dated October 19, 2020 (the “Note”). Pursuant to the Loan Agreement and the Note, the Corporation borrowed an aggregate of US$250,000 and C$150,000, respectively, from Amcomri. Pursuant to the terms of the Loan Agreement, as a result of the default, Amcomri is entitled to impose the default rate of interest of 1.875% per month compounded monthly on amounts owing thereunder. Pursuant to the terms of the Note, the outstanding principal amount of the Note bears interest at a rate of eight percent (8.00%) per annum commencing on November 20, 2020.

In addition, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement, the Corporation entered into a general security agreement dated April 9, 2020 in favour of Amcomri (the “General Security Agreement”) pursuant to which the Corporation granted Amcomri a security interest over all of the present and after-acquired personal property of the Corporation.

As a result of the expiry of the Forbearance Period, Amcomri is entitled to exercise all of its rights as a creditor under the Loan Agreement, the Note and applicable law and as a secured creditor of the Corporation under the General Security Agreement. Further, the Corporation is precluded from contesting Amcomri’s enforcement action as a result of a waiver of notice and consent to enforcement of security dated October 1, 2020 that was granted to Amcomri by the Corporation in exchange for an extension of the Forbearance Period.

The Corporation has been notified that Amcomri intends to enforce its rights under the loan documents and the General Security Agreement by seeking the appointment of a receiver. The Corporation is considering potential strategic alternatives available to the Corporation to repay all or a portion of the indebtedness. No assurance can be given that Amcomri will not enforce its rights under the loan documents or the General Security Agreement or that the Corporation will be successful in securing alternative means of financing to repay the indebtedness owing to Amcomri.

Stephen Brown, the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, has personally made a number of bridge loans to the Corporation of approximately C$750,000 to cover ongoing operating costs, including salaries and rents.

About Appreciated Media Holdings Inc.

Appreciated Media (TSXV: AMH) (OTCQB: AMEFF) is a multi-faceted entertainment company based in Vancouver. The Appreciated Media team is extremely well-versed in a variety of entertainment delivery platforms and is fast becoming a top-tier entertainment company.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange Inc. ("Exchange") nor its regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.
Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking information and forward-looking statements (collectively, "forward-looking statements") as such terms are defined by applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that relate to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," and "intend," statements that an action or event "may," "might," "could," "should," or "will" be taken or occur, or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond Appreciated Media's control and Appreciated Media's actual results could well differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to many various factors. Although Appreciated Media believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, Appreciated Media cannot guarantee that the events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur. The timing of events and circumstances and actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, one should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of todays date and Appreciated Media undertakes no obligation to update or publicly revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For further details, please see the Corporation’s documents filed under the Corporation’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com.

For inquiries, please contact:

Stephen Brown, Chief Executive Officer
Email: sb@appreciatedmedia.com
Phone: 1-604-638-4890