Micromem Technologies Inc. Completes Private Placement, Revises Bridge Loan and Issues Employee Stock Options

Dec 20, 2010, 17:00 ET from Micromem Technologies Inc.

TORONTO, and NEW YORK, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ - Micromem Technologies Inc. (the "Company") (CNSX: MRM, OTCBB: MMTIF) announces the completion of a non-brokered, arm's length private placement of 300,000 Units at a subscription price of CDN $0.20 per Unit for the gross proceeds of CDN $60,000. Each Unit is comprised of one common share ("Common Share") and one common share purchase warrant ("Warrant"). Each Warrant may be exercised for one Common Share at an exercise price of CDN $0.22 for a period of one year.

The proceeds from the offering will be used for general working capital purposes and the shares will be subject to resale restrictions.

In addition the Company has extended the terms of a previously announced bridge loan dated April 12, 2010. The revised terms of the bridge loan include a monthly interest rate of 2% for an additional 6 month term of the loan, the issuance of 20,000 share purchase Warrants ("Warrant") exercisable at CDN $0.20 for a period of 12 months and a conversion privilege, at the holder's option, of up to the entire amount, inclusive of interest, at a rate of CDN $0.20 per Common Share ("Common Share"). 

The Company also announces that it has granted 375,000 employee stock options with a strike price of CDN$ 0.55 for a period of two years. These options were issued to the employees of the Company and in accordance with its previously approved employee stock option plan.

About Micromem Technologies Inc. and MASTInc:

MASTInc is a wholly owned U.S.-based subsidiary of Micromem Technologies Inc., a publicly traded (OTC: MMTIF CNSX:MRM) fabless semiconductor company with headquarters in Toronto, Canada and an office in New York City. Micromem holds and continues to develop a broad-based patent portfolio of Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) and magnetic sensor technologies. Micromem's MRAM patents create a solution for performance driven, radiation hard, non-volatile memory applications. MASTInc is focused on business development efforts and is working on the launch of sensory products for use in both defense and consumer applications. Its first product, GC-0301, is far superior to the competition with over 200 V/T, making it one of the most sensitive hall sensors on the market without the need for external amplification. MASTInc is working with companies that have large-scale capabilities and expects to sign contracts in the coming quarters.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. In particular, factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include, our inability to obtain additional financing on acceptable terms, risk that our products and services will not gain widespread market acceptance; continued consumer adoption of digital technology, inability to compete with others who provide comparable products, the failure of our technology, inability to respond to consumer and technological demands, inability to replace significant customers; seasonal nature of our business and other risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and are not guarantees of future performance. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. When used in this document, the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," "plan," "should," "intend," "may," "will," "would," "potential," and similar expressions may be used to identify forward-looking statements.

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Listing: NASD OTC-Bulletin Board - Symbol: MMTIF
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SEC File No: 0-26005

SOURCE Micromem Technologies Inc.