December 13, 2006
ViryaNet Signs Agreement to Convert $0.5 Million of Debt to Preferred A Shares at $1.53 Per Share
SOUTHBOROUGH, MA - December 13, 2006 - ViryaNet Limited (Nasdaq: VRYA), a leading provider of solutions that automate business processes for mobile workforce management and field service delivery, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Jerusalem High-tech Founders Ltd. to convert its $0.5 7.5% convertible note with a face value of $0.5 million to Preferred A Shares of the Company, at a conversion price of $1.53 per Preferred A Share. Consummation of the conversion will reduce the Company's debt and increase its equity by approximately $0.5 million. This conversion is subject to the Company's shareholders' approval at the Company's annual general meeting scheduled for December 29, 2006.
Under the terms of the agreement, ViryaNet will issue 326,797 Preferred A Shares to Jerusalem High-tech Founders Ltd. in exchange for the conversion of $0.5 million of Jerusalem High-tech Founder's debt with ViryaNet. Jerusalem High-tech Founders Ltd. assumed this convertible debt in an arrangement with LibertyView Special Opportunities Fund, L.P. Mr. Samuel HaCohen, the Company's Chairman of the Board of Directors, is also a director and shareholder of Jerusalem High-tech Founders Ltd.
The Preferred A Shares shall have all rights and privileges as the Company's Ordinary Shares, including, without limitation, voting rights on an as-converted basis, and will have preference over the Ordinary Shares in any distribution to the Company's shareholders. The Preferred A Shares may be converted into Ordinary Shares by the holder at any time on a 1 to 1 basis.
ViryaNet is a provider of software applications that improve the quality and efficiency of an organization's service operations. ViryaNet's products enable companies in the utilities, telecommunications, retail and general service sectors to manage and optimize mission-critical business processes, resulting in increased service revenues, decreased service costs, and maximized customer satisfaction. The robust set of applications automate workforce scheduling, dispatching, and activity reporting; customer contract and entitlement automation; and asset, logistics, and depot repair management. Visit ViryaNet at www.viryanet.com.
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