MGT Enters into At the Market Offering Agreement

Dec 31, 2013, 08:57 ET from MGT Capital Investments, Inc.

HARRISON, N.Y., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 30, 2013, MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MGT) entered into an At the Market Offering Agreement (ATM) with Ascendiant Capital Markets, LLC.  Pursuant to the Agreement, the Company may offer and sell shares of its common stock having an aggregate value of up to $8,500,000 from time to time. Any shares sold will be issued pursuant to the Company's existing effective shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 25, 2012, as updated by a prospectus supplement.

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Ascendiant will act as the Company's agent to sell the shares offered, solely as instructed by the Company, and is not required to sell any specific number or dollar amount of shares.  Such instructions will include notice as to the maximum amount of shares to be sold at any time and the minimum price at which such shares may be sold, which shall not be less than $2.50 per share.

In briefly describing the ATM Agreement, Robert Traversa, MGT's Chief Financial Officer, stated, "ATM's are a tremendously valuable tool for growing companies.  The advantages of this method of raising capital are control, flexibility, lower market impact, and much lower cost.  Ending 2013 with approximately $4.8 million in cash and no debt, MGT can afford to be opportunistic and disciplined," Mr. Traversa concluded.

About MGT Capital Investments, Inc.

MGT and its subsidiaries are engaged in the business of acquiring, developing and monetizing assets in the online and mobile gaming space, as well as the casino industry.

Subsidiary MGT Studios is publisher of social games and real money games of skill, and will launch and SlotChamp™ in early 2014.

MGT Gaming, a majority owned subsidiary, owns U.S. Patent Nos. 7,892,088 and 8,500,554 relating to certain casino slot machine systems and has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against WMS Gaming (a subsidiary of Scientific Games Corporation), and others.  The Company also owns a majority interest in FanTD LLC, the operator of, one of the leading online daily fantasy sports wagering websites.  Another majority owned subsidiary, MGT Interactive, owns REAL DEAL POKER™, an innovative online poker technology with a patented card shuffling system, allowing for regulatory transparency and auditability, and a higher level of realism.

About Ascendiant Capital Markets LLC

Ascendiant Capital Markets LLC is a full-service investment banking, equity research, market making, and securities trading firm focused on public companies, and institutional and accredited investors.  Ascendiant Capital is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a broker-dealer, and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).

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SOURCE MGT Capital Investments, Inc.