Grom Social Enterprises Improves Working Capital with the Restructure of $4.0 Million of Buyers’ Notes

Friday, 20. March 2020 13:30

Extends term and payment of Promissory Notes originally coming due on April 2, 2020

BOCA RATON, FL, March 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. (OTCQB: GRMM) ("Grom" or “the Company"), a leading social media platform and original content provider for children between the ages of 5 and 16, today announced that it has significantly strengthened its balance sheet by restructuring of $4.0 million of promissory notes that were set to mature on April 2, 2020 at terms favorable to the Company.  

The $4.0 million of promissory notes were part of the consideration paid by Grom to acquire Manila, Philippines based TD Holdings, Ltd. and its subsidiary, Top Draw Animation, Inc.

“The restructuring of these $4 million of promissory notes represents another big step forward in our efforts to further strengthen our balance sheet," said Darren Marks, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Grom. “We believe this transaction, coupled with the $3 million in debt conversions that we completed at the end of 2019, in addition to raising an additional $1.0 million through the issuance of senior secured convertible notes, has improved our ability to successfully pursue our objectives of completing an equity capital raise, a NASDAQ listing and significant investment into monetizing our Grom Social platform and mobile application. Each of these initiatives should pave the way for creating sustainable, long-term value for our shareholders.”

About Grom Social Enterprises, Inc.

Grom is a leading social media platform and original content provider of entertainment for children between the ages of 5 and 16, providing safe and secure digital environments for kids that can be monitored by their parents or guardians. The Company has several operating subsidiaries, including Grom Social, which delivers its content through mobile and desktop environments (web portal and apps) that entertain children, let them interact with friends, access relevant news, and play proprietary games, while teaching them about being a good digital citizen. Through its subsidiary TD Holdings, Ltd., the Company owns and operates Top Draw Animation, Inc., which produces award-winning animation content for some of the largest international media companies in the world. Grom also includes Grom Educational Services, which has provided web filtering services for K-12 schools, government and private businesses. For more information, please visit gromsocial.com.

About Top Draw Animation, Inc.

Top Draw Animation, Inc. is the Company’s highly profitable award-winning animation subsidiary and the producers of top-quality animation for television markets around the world such as Tom and Jerry, My Little Pony and Disney’s Animation’s Penn-Zero: Part-Time Hero for iconic companies like Disney Television Animation, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Scholastic and Hasbro Toys.

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Contacts: 

Darren Marks
President &CEO
561-287-5776   
Investor.relations@gromsocial.com

Melvin Leiner
Executive Vice President
561-287-5776

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