Oryon Technologies, Inc. Announces Filing for Chapter 11 Reorganization Under U.S. Bankruptcy Code

May 07, 2014, 15:10 ET from Oryon Technologies, Inc.

DALLAS, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oryon Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB : ORYN), an innovator of next-generation flexible lighting technology marketed as ELastoLite®, has filed a Petition for protection and reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The filing was made on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, and was driven by a number of factors external to the company's on-going business:

  • EFL Tech B.V., which purchased a majority of Oryon's outstanding common stock under a Subscription Agreement that closed on January 21, 2014, breached that agreement by failing to make a payment of $250,000 to Oryon as required on March 31, 2014,
  • A lawsuit brought by M. Richard Marcus against Oryon and certain company directors with respect to the EFL transaction has consumed appreciable operating funds and management time, negatively impacting business activities,
  • The Marcus lawsuit, as well as a lawsuit brought by Myant Capital Partners, Inc., an Ontario, Canada garment manufacturer and a failed suitor for control of Oryon, created a business environment in which it was not possible for Oryon to attract additional investment funds.

Oryon believes that its extensive electroluminescent (EL) patent portfolio, production-ready flexible lighting technology, wearable electronics market interest and customer support can create a healthy business under the reorganization protection of the Bankruptcy Court.

About Oryon

Oryon Technologies, Inc. ( OTCQB : ORYN ) is a research, development and applications engineering company that has developed multiple patents relating to electroluminescent ("EL") lighting trademarked as "ELastoLite". ELastoLite® enables thin, flexible, crushable, water-resistant lighting systems that can be incorporated into a wide range of applications such as safety apparel, sporting gear, shoes, membrane switches, signage and displays among others. Market areas include: industrial, municipal safety; military, medical and automotive. Learn more at www.oryontech.com or contact info@oryontech.com . View the ElastoLite® product presentation at: www.oryontech.com/investors/presentations.

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