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DALLAS, Apr 13, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure e-messaging, e-prescribing, and e-transaction applications and services, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with the holders of its $20 million convertible notes (due 2005 - 2008 as originally issued by the company in November 2004). These definitive agreements relate to the previously announced changes to certain terms of the convertible notes and related warrants.
As amended, the company will redeem $5 million principal amount of the notes by July 31, 2005, (originally due November 2005) and $5 million principal amount by Dec. 31, 2005, (originally due November 2008) using the company's common stock. Previously, the company could only repay the debt with the company's common stock if the stock price was at or above $6 per share. The number of shares to be issued will be determined by the volume weighted average price of the common stock over fifteen days before each redemption, with limitations based on trading volume of the common stock. If the company is unable to complete redemption of these amounts by the scheduled dates, the company is required to repay the balance of these principal installments in cash and issue additional warrants to the noteholders in accordance with the original terms of the notes. The 2006 and 2007 repayment dates remain unchanged.
Following completion of applicable securities laws filings, the amount, timing, and frequency of the redemptions are entirely at the company's discretion and the company can commence the redemption for stock at any time. The actual number of common stock shares issued to redeem this initial $10 million principal portion of the notes will depend on the market price of the company's common stock at the time of redemption. Because of limitations imposed by Nasdaq rules, the company may not issue more than approximately 6.2 million shares of its common stock shares in connection with the conversion of the notes, payment of the principal or redemption of the principal amount of the notes, and the payment of interest on the notes and the exercise of the warrants originally issued to the notes holders.
Also, the warrants originally issued to the notes holders, currently covering 1,000,000 company common shares at an exercise price of $6.00 per share, will be amended, such that the exercise price for a pro-rata portion of the warrants will be reduced to the price of the company's common shares as and when the $10 million of notes principal is redeemed.
As before the amendments, the notes are secured by cash held in a segregated account, whereby fifty percent of the principal amount owing under the notes is required to be held in the segregated account. Pursuant to the amendments of the notes, once the company has redeemed $10 million of the notes principal by Dec. 31, 2005, a note covenant that would have required the company to maintain until November 2007 cash balances of $10 million (inclusive of the amounts in the segregated account), will be relaxed such that the company will be required to maintain cash and equivalents of $9 million. The required cash balances will further decrease to $5 million in November 2006 concurrent with the payment or retirement of the $5 million principal amount of the note due November 2006.
The company's right to force conversion of any outstanding notes if the company's common stock trades above $11.00 for specified periods and to force the exercise of the warrants if the company's common stock trades above $15.00 for specified periods remains unchanged.
The amendments are not yet effective and are subject to various customary closing conditions and to matters relating to SEC registration of the shares that may be issued in the share redemptions. The company will file a Form 8-K with the SEC by April 14, 2005, relating to this transaction, which will include copies of the definitive amendment documents.
About Zix Corporation
Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) provides easy-to-use-and-deploy e-communication services that protect, manage, and deliver sensitive information to enterprises and consumers in healthcare, finance, insurance, and government. ZixCorp's eSecure services enable policy-driven email encryption, content filtering and send-to-anyone capability while its eHealth services improve patient care, reduce costs, and improve efficiency through e-prescribing and e-lab solutions. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.
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