SAN FRANCISCO, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm Resource Management Corporation (US OCTBB: PRDC) ("Paradigm Resource"), a diversified asset management company with a focus in the commodities, real estate and technology sectors, is pleased to announce a USD 200,000 bond investment in Bullion Japan Inc., an online-based trading platform for gold and silver bullions ("Bullion Japan").
Bullion Japan acts as the exclusive Japanese operator of Bullion Vault, a service owned by Galmarley Limited headquartered in the United Kingdom, and is majority-owned and operated by Dragoon Capital Inc., a full-service Japanese investment bank based in Tokyo, Japan.
The USD 200,000 investment is comprised of two corporate bonds ("BV Bonds") with USD 100,000 face value with 8% annual coupon and maturity dates ranging between June and July 2017. The first USD 100,000 investment was paid in June 2015 and the second USD 100,000 is to be paid by the end of July 2015. The BV Bonds are denominated in US Dollars and have quarterly interest payments over a two-year period through their maturity. Additionally, in connection with the BV Bonds agreement, the Company and Bullion Japan have entered into a Security Pledge Agreement, whereby the Company has security interests in twenty five percent (25%) of the common shares of Bullion Japan, subject to anti-dilution provisions over the tenure of the BV Bonds.
Ted Ozaki, CEO, stated: "It is a pleasure to enter into this opportunity with Bullion Japan for Paradigm Resource to actively enter into the commodities trading market in Japan. The retail bullion trading market in Japan has recently been gaining a lot of momentum as more and more investors are seeking investments which are collateralized with highly liquid assets. The Bullion Vault platform provides efficient ways for retail investors to trade gold and silver bullions online, but shall also create an effective mechanism to hedge their investment risks through a highly liquid commodity such as gold bullions."
About Bullion Japan Inc.:
Bullion Japan Inc. is the exclusive Japanese operator of Bullion Vault and is the first online-based gold and silver bullion trading platform provider in Japan, allowing retail investors to trade precious metal bullions in Japanese Yen at competitive trading costs. Bullion Japan Inc. is a subsidiary of Dragoon Capital Inc., a full-service Japanese investment bank based on Tokyo, Japan.
About Bullion Vault
Bullion Vault is an internet peer-to-peer gold-and-silver-bullion exchange formed in 2005. Their headquarters are in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 2005, Bullion Vault is the sole operating business of Galmarley Ltd. Its shareholders include the World Gold Council and Augmentum Capital, which is backed solely by RIT Capital Partners, the FTSE-listed investment trust in which Lord Rothschild and the Rothschild family are substantial investors. As of February 2015, more than 55,000 people have used Bullion Vault to buy, store and trade physical gold and silver. Between them, they owned $1.3 billion worth of gold bullion more than is held by most of the world's central banks -- plus a further $270m in physical silver.
About Paradigm Resource Management Corporation
Paradigm Resource Management Corporation is an asset management company that is pursuing opportunities for investment targets in the commodities, real estate and technology sectors. The company seeks to make investments in the form of straight bonds, convertible bonds or preferred or common equity. For further information, please go to www.paradigm-resource.com.
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