Welcome!

News Feed Item

AgriMarine Signs Purchase and Licensing Agreement with Norwegian Group

Agreement Provides Entry of the AgriMarine System(TM) into the World's Largest Salmon Producing Nation

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/21/12 -- AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FSH)(OTCQX:AGMHF)(FRANKFURT:A2G) (the "Company" or "AgriMarine") the leader in clean aquaculture technology, is pleased to announce that it has executed a letter agreement (the "Agreement") with Akvatech AS ("Akvatech"), a Norwegian Private Equity Group, to advance the adoption of the Company's closed containment fish rearing technology (the AgriMarine System(TM)) in Norway, the world's largest salmon producing nation, and in other countries.

Agreement Summary

The Agreement contemplates the execution of a series of definitive agreements (collectively, the "Transaction"), the commercial terms of which include:


a.  A secured loan from Akvatech to the Company's subsidiary AgriMarine
    Industries Inc. ("Industries") in the amount of CAD $2.5 Million 
b.  Purchase of the Company's IP rights and know-how within certain Northern
    European countries, including Norway 
c.  Technology and sales licenses to certain countries in Southern Europe,
    Middle East/Mediterranean region, and South America 
d.  Sale of two (2) 24m AgriMarine System(TM) marine tanks for use at a
    demonstration project in Norway 
e.  Development and patent protection of a 30m tank design with capacity of
    5,500 cubic meters 

Secured Loan

Pursuant to the Transaction, Industries will enter into a Loan Agreement with Akvatech for a loan of $2.5 Million (the "Loan"). The Loan will have a maturity date of eighteen months from the date of execution. The Loan will be secured by a charge over all of Industries' property and assets and guaranteed by the Company.

Purchase and Licensing of the AgriMarine System(TM)

Pursuant to the Transaction, Industries will enter into an IP and Licensing Agreement, under which Akvatech shall purchase from Industries the right, title and interest in the AgriMarine System(TM) fish-rearing technology for use in Norway and certain Northern European countries for an aggregate purchase price of CAD$1.5 Million. The Company will grant Akvatech a license to use the AgriMarine System(TM) fish-rearing technology within certain South American, Middle Eastern, North African and Southern European countries, with future acquisition rights for additional considerations. AgriMarine retains full and exclusive rights in Canada, US and China. The Agreement includes a provision for royalty payments to be made to the Company, in perpetuity, from future sales of the AgriMarine System(TM) tanks in those territories in which the technology is licensed.

Sale of 24m Tanks for Demonstration Project

In connection with the Transaction, Akvatech will arrange for the sale of two (2) 24m AgriMarine System(TM) Version 2 marine tanks manufactured by Janicki Industries Inc. for use at a demonstration project in Norway. This marks the first sale of AgriMarine's technology and establishes the Company as a supplier of closed containment technology.

The demonstration project is expected to be jointly financed by a consortium of industry players and salmon farmers, as well as Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Government's innovation and development arm.

Development of 30m Tanks

The Agreement contains a provision for joint technology development whereby Akvatech will fund the continued design and development of a 30m tank based on AgriMarine's Version 2 marine system design.

"This agreement with Akvatech not only validates our IP and signals the immediate sale of two AgriMarine tanks for use in Norway, and it also sets the stage for future tank sales and expansion throughout Europe", said Sean Wilton, President and CEO of AgriMarine. "We are confident that the transaction will also bolster further support and interest from salmon producing companies in other territories such as Southeast Asia and Australia". Mr. Wilton added, "We believe that we have the answer to sustainable salmon farming with substantial operational advantages in terms of reduced mortalities, improved feed conversion, and mitigation of sea lice infestations."

Finders' fees may be payable in connection with certain elements of the Transaction. The Company anticipates execution of the definitive agreements by December 7, 2012 or earlier, subject to certain terms and conditions. The Transaction remains subject to certain approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. There can be no assurance that the transactions contemplated under the Agreement will be completed as proposed.

About AgriMarine Holdings Inc.

Canadian-based AgriMarine is an aquaculture technology company engaged in the development, commercialization and licensing of proprietary floating solid-wall closed containment tank systems for salmon and finfish farming. The Company's clean technology is demonstrating economic and sustainability advantages in its own farms in Canada and China, as well as commercial scalability for hatchery and full grow-out applications. The AgriMarine System(TM) creates an optimal fish-rearing environment; addresses sustainability issues in finfish aquaculture and can be applied worldwide in a variety of water bodies and climates.

Forward-Looking Information

Information set forth in this news release may involve forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that relate to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address a company's 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. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following risks: risks associated with marketing and sale of securities; the need for additional financing; reliance on key personnel; the potential for conflicts of interest among certain officers or directors with certain other projects; and the volatility of common share price and volume. Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date that statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements.

THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE REPRESENTS THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE COMPANY AS OF THE DATE OF THIS NEWS RELEASE AND, ACCORDINGLY, IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER SUCH DATE. READERS SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE IMPORTANCE ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION AND SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THIS INFORMATION AS OF ANY OTHER DATE. WHILE THE COMPANY MAY ELECT TO, IT DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO UPDATE THIS INFORMATION AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME EXCEPT AS REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE SECURITIES LEGISLATION.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lea...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make – these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It’s important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure...
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
“We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global,” explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Adobe is changing the world though digital experiences. Adobe helps customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs. Adobe content solutions are used daily by millions of companies worldwide-from publishers and broadcasters, to enterprises, marketing agencies and household-name brands. Building on its established design leadership, Adobe enables customers not o...
SYS-CON Events announced today the Enterprise IoT Bootcamp, being held November 1-2, 2016, in conjunction with 19th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Enterprise IoT Bootcamp is not just based on presentations but with hands-on demos and detailed walkthroughs. We will introduce you to a variety of real world use cases prototyped using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Spark, and Intel Edison. Y...
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Sheng Liang to Keynote at SYS-CON's 19th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Ask someone to architect an Internet of Things (IoT) solution and you are guaranteed to see a reference to the cloud. This would lead you to believe that IoT requires the cloud to exist. However, there are many IoT use cases where the cloud is not feasible or desirable. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, will discuss the strategies that exist to extend intelligence directly to IoT devices and sensors, freeing them from the constraints of ...
Technology vendors and analysts are eager to paint a rosy picture of how wonderful IoT is and why your deployment will be great with the use of their products and services. While it is easy to showcase successful IoT solutions, identifying IoT systems that missed the mark or failed can often provide more in the way of key lessons learned. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Peter Vanderminden, Principal Industry Analyst for IoT & Digital Supply Chain to Flatiron Strategies, will focus on how IoT de...
Complete Internet of Things (IoT) embedded device security is not just about the device but involves the entire product’s identity, data and control integrity, and services traversing the cloud. A device can no longer be looked at as an island; it is a part of a system. In fact, given the cross-domain interactions enabled by IoT it could be a part of many systems. Also, depending on where the device is deployed, for example, in the office building versus a factory floor or oil field, security ha...
24Notion is full-service global creative digital marketing, technology and lifestyle agency that combines strategic ideas with customized tactical execution. With a broad understand of the art of traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to connect your brand strategy with the right consumer. 24Notion ranked #12 on Corporate Social Responsibility - Book of List.
Businesses are struggling to manage the information flow and interactions between all of these new devices and things jumping on their network, and the apps and IT systems they control. The data businesses gather is only helpful if they can do something with it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Witeck, Principal Technology Strategist at Citrix, will discuss how different the impact of IoT will be for large businesses, expanding how IoT will allow large organizations to make their legacy ap...
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...