THOROLD, Ontario, January 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JBI, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCQB:JBII.PK) is pleased to announce that it closed agreements on January 6, 2012 for equity financing in the amount of US$2.795 million to build its Plastic2Oil (“P2O”) technology.
Thirteen accredited individuals participated in this recent round of financing, which consisted of units purchased at $1.00 per unit. Each unit included a share of common stock and a warrant to purchase an additional one-half share at an exercise price of US$2.00 at any time for a period of 18 months.
“I think this is further validation of our business model by sophisticated investors who believe in the innovations and proprietary technology that JBI, Inc. has developed,” commented John Bordynuik, CEO of the Company. “This financing will continue to support the operational build-out of our P2O processors at the Company’s Niagara Falls facility and the initial site in our agreement with Rock-Tenn Company.”
The Company believes that this new injection of capital will assist in increasing its production capacity more quickly in order to satisfy the recent fuel distribution agreements made with Indigo Energy Partners, LLC and XTR Energy Company Limited. It is yet another step in the development of the Company as it executes its vision of becoming a vertically integrated plastic recycling, fuel processing and fuel distribution company.
For more information on the details of this recent financing, please refer to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K file on January 6, 2012 and posted on the Company’s website at: www.plastic2oil.com.
About JBI, Inc.JBI, Inc. is a domestic green Oil and Gas company. JBI, Inc. developed a process that converts waste plastic into fuel (Plastic2Oil), without the need of further refinement. JBI, Inc. scaled a 1kg process to a 20MT commercial processor in less than one year. For further information please visit www.plastic2oil.com and review our SEC filings, including without limitation our Form 10-K, as amended, filed with the SEC on July 18, 2011.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains statements, which may constitute "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees as of 1995. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of JBI, and members of its management as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based, including the expected timing of the Company's Form 10-K, execution of the proposed agreements described above and consummation of the transactions contemplated by such agreements. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Such risks include, but are not limited to: (1) JBI has a history of net losses, and may not be profitable in the future; (2) JBI may not be able to obtain necessary licenses, rights and permits required to develop or operate our Plastic2Oil business, and may encounter environmental or occupational, safety and health conditions or requirements that would adversely affect its business; and (3) JBI may experience delays in the commercial operations of its Plastic2Oil machines and there is no assurance that they can be operated profitably. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors, see the Company's amended Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, filed on July 18, 2011, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and its other SEC filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results.
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