STERLING, VA--(Marketwire - Jul 9, 2012) - IceWEB™, Inc. (OTCBB: IWEB), www.IceWEB.com, a leading provider of Unified Data Storage appliances for cloud and virtual environments, today announced that the Company has received gross proceeds of approximately $1.6 million in a private placement offering to institutional and accredited investors. In conjunction with the closing, the Company issued approximately 13.45 million shares of its restricted common stock at a price of $0.12/share and warrants to purchase approximately 13.45 million shares of its common stock at a strike price of $0.15 per share. The warrants are callable should the stock trade above $0.25 for ten straight trading days and have a five year expiration. There is no cashless exercise provision on the warrants.
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Hal Compton, Sr., IceWEB's Chairman and interim Chief Executive Officer, commented, "This latest raise provides the capital needed to accelerate the company's growth in its current business plan, specifically in the areas of sales and additional product development. Our products continue to improve, driving increased market demand from mid-enterprise organizations that realize the value of our unified data storage systems. Recent developments further strengthening the market position of our award-winning products include: the latest update of our IceSTORM operating system, our partnership with Rackspace for seamless cloud storage integration, and Microsoft Active Directory integration. Continuous third party market validation, strategic partnerships, and customer wins affirms the company's strength in a market that is itself growing at astounding rates. The entire IceWEB management team, board of directors, and I remain extremely confident in IceWEB's long-term growth strategy."
Meyers Associates, LLC served as the Company's placement agent for the transaction.
About IceWEB, Inc.
Headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C., IceWEB manufactures award-winning, high performance unified data storage products with enterprise storage management capabilities at a fraction of the price of traditional providers. Through thin provisioning, target deduplication and inline compression, IceWEB's unified storage arrays enable standardization, consolidation and optimized storage utilization for virtual and cloud environments, saving up to 90% of storage costs, while reducing space, power and cooling requirements and simplifying storage management. For more information please call 800-465-4637 or visit www.iceweb.com.
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