Gaithersburg, MD, July 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verus International, Inc. (“Verus” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: VRUS) is providing this update to inform analysts and investors of the status of a new equity funding initiative designed to extinguish the Company’s existing debt. This structure is part of a strategy to lower the Company’s cost of capital while minimizing future dilutive events.

Specifically, Verus has signed an agreement with a financial entity to provide up to $5 million of funding through the periodic sale of equity at a modest 5% discount to market. This agreement provides Verus the ability to access lower cost of capital when needed without creating the potential for significant future dilution. The use of proceeds will be used to retire existing debt and to fund working capital requirements. In addition to this agreement, the Company also expects to establish domestic commercial credit as its U.S. shipments accelerate during Q3 and through Q4 2020. Recurring domestic revenue was a major, missing element required to secure a domestic credit line, so current order flow is expected to be sufficient to finally qualify for this type of low cost credit.

“This new equity funding partnership is an incredible structure for the Company as the 5% discount to market is an extremely low cost of capital,” explained Verus CEO Anshu Bhatnagar. “This structure also allows us to control the amount and timing of any additional dilution as compared to the uncontrolled dilution provided by convertible debt structures.”

Verus is also renegotiating the terms of its note that was scheduled to mature July 1, 2020 and expects to finalize an amended agreement concerning this note in the near future. The Company is also in active discussions with other note holders to extend or modify the payoff structures of the related convertible notes. The near-term note holders have been cooperative in providing flexibility in order to satisfy the principal payments on their respective notes. Verus will update investors as changes to these notes are finalized.

“We have been in friendly discussions with our note holders to create terms that will be more conducive to paying off the balances of these notes, rather than converting the notes to shares of our common stock,” said CEO Bhatnagar. “I am pleased that our note holders are working with us to create solutions that balance their desire to be repaid with our need to use capital to grow. We believe that we have the potential to post our best quarter in history in Q3 2020, so we appreciate the flexibility of our note holders as we return to the level of revenue growth we were able to achieve in prior quarters.”

About Verus International

Verus is a global, emerging multi-line consumer packaged goods (CPG) company developing branded product lines in the U.S. and the Middle East; and medical protective supplies on a global basis. The Company trades on the OTC market (OTCQB: VRUS). Investors can find real-time quotes and market information for the Company on Additional information is also available at the Company’s website,, and via the official Twitter feed @Verus_Foods, the Big League Foods subsidiary Twitter feed @BigLeagueFoods, the Verus Cares subsidiary Twitter feed @VerusCares, and the Pachyderm Labs subsidiary Twitter feed @PachydermLabs.

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