Esports Entertainment Group Temporarily Suspends Series A Preferred Stock Dividend
Julians, Malta–(Newsfile Corp. – December 8, 2023) – Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMBL) (NASDAQ: GMBLP) (NASDAQ: GMBLW) (NASDAQ: GMBLZ) (“Esports Entertainment”, “EEG”, or the “Company”), a leading, global iGaming company and business-to-business (B2B) esports content and solutions provider, today announced that its Board of Directors has suspended payment of the monthly cash dividend on the Company’s outstanding 10% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series A Preferred Stock”), commencing with the monthly dividend that would otherwise be payable in December 2023.
Alex Igelman, CEO of Esports Entertainment, stated, “We are temporarily suspending the dividend on our 10% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock, as we believe we can effectively reinvest the capital in the business in order to drive the greatest return on capital for shareholders. This is an exciting time for Esports Entertainment, as we execute on our turnaround strategy and position the Company for long-term success. Management and the board of directors will continue to monitor the financial performance of the Company to determine the appropriate time to reinstate the dividend.”
The Company has paid the monthly dividend for November 2023 as previously announced on November 3, 2023. In accordance with the terms of the Series A Preferred Stock, unpaid dividends will continue to be accrued.
About Esports Entertainment Group
Esports Entertainment Group is a global MGA-licensed, “esports-focused” iGaming B2C operator and a US-focused B2B provider of esports solutions. The Company owns and operates the world’s leading esport venue management system, currently deployed in over 800 global locations, including more than 100 colleges and universities. The Company’s strategy is to capitalize on the multi-billion-dollar market for esports and esports wagering by leveraging its leading position in the industry. The Company is also targeting the rapidly growing market for short-form esports wagerable content, which features competitive, short-cycle head-to-head leagues that are optimized for betting. In addition to its plans to distribute esports content, the Company currently provides B2C-focused wagering through its MGA-licensed suite of brands. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.
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