SOURCE: ZBB Energy Corporation
MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2012) - ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB) (NYSE Amex: ZBB), a leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, today announced it has completed its previously announced underwritten public offering of 31,600,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $0.38 per share. The net proceeds to ZBB from this offering are expected to be approximately $10.8 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses.
MDB Capital Group LLC acted as sole underwriter in the offering. ZBB granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of 4,740,000 additional shares of common stock for up to $1.7 million to cover over-allotments, if any. ZBB is using the net proceeds from the offering to repay existing indebtedness and the balance for working capital and general corporate purposes.
The securities described above are being offered by ZBB pursuant to a registration statement declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on June 13, 2012. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
About ZBB Energy Corporation
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB) designs, develops, and manufactures advanced energy storage, power electronic systems, and engineered custom and semi-custom products targeted at the growing global need for distributed renewable energy, energy efficiency, power quality, and grid modernization. ZBB and its power electronics subsidiary, Tier Electronics, LLC, have developed a portfolio of integrated power management platforms that combine advanced power and energy controls plus energy storage to optimize renewable energy sources and conventional power inputs whether connected to the grid or not. Tier Electronics participates in the energy efficiency markets through their hybrid vehicle control systems, and power quality markets with their line of regulation solutions. Together, these platforms solve a wide range of electrical system challenges in global markets for utility, governmental, commercial, industrial and residential end customers. Founded in 1998, ZBB's platforms ensure optimal efficiencies today, while offering the flexibility to adapt and scale to future requirements. ZBB's corporate offices and production facilities are located in Menomonee Falls, WI, USA with offices also located in Perth, Western Australia. For more information, visit: http://www.zbbenergy.com.
About MDB Capital Group
MDB Capital Group LLC is an investment banking and institutional research firm focused exclusively on companies possessing or seeking to develop market changing, disruptive technologies and intellectual property. For more information on MDB Capital Group, visit http://www.mdb.com.
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