Vystar Pays Off $1.1 Million of Long-Term Convertible Debt at 30% savings

Vystar Pays Off $1.1 Million of Long-Term Convertible Debt at 30% savings

  • All $1.1 million of long-term convertible debt paid off for $795,000
  • 85% of debt converted is held by current insiders & large stakeholders
  • Vystar CEO progresses on plan to eliminate all debt

WORCESTER, Mass., May 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Vystar Corporation (OTCPink:VYST) the exclusive creator of Vytex™ Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) and products made with Vytex, has paid off all of its long-term convertible shareholder debt totaling $1,135,000 for $795,000 of restricted Vystar common stock, representing a savings of 30% for Vystar and its shareholders.  Approximately 85% of the convertible notes were held by Vystar insiders and major shareholders, who will now hold the restricted shares.

“This is a major step in our strategic plan that includes eliminating all debt,” stated Steve Rotman, CEO of Vystar.  “It is important to have a strong and clean balance sheet in order to maximize shareholder value as we execute other portions of our strategic plan that includes acquisitions, development of new Vytex formulations, development and the launch of new product lines.”

Vytex is currently used in: multiple mattress lines, including Natura™, Gold Bond®, and Spring Air; Jeffco manufactured components for toppers and mattresses, which are sold to multiple manufacturers; and private label toppers and mattresses sold online via sites such as Amazon and Bed Bath & Beyond.  Vytex is also used in industrial adhesives, apparel padding and threads, shoes, sports equipment and electrical gloves.  Vystar continues development of new Vytex formulations and is seeking additional manufacturing and development partners for numerous products. Contact Steve Rotman at 508-791-9114 or srotman@vytex.com.

Videos on Vystar and products made with Vytex are available at: https://www.vytex.com/blog/category/videos/

About Vystar Corporation:
Based in Worcester, Mass., Vystar® Corp. (OTC Pink:VYST) is the exclusive creator of Vytex Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), a multi-patented, all-natural, raw material that contains significantly reduced levels of the proteins found in natural rubber latex and can be used in over 40,000 products. Vytex NRL is a 100% renewable resource, environmentally safe, “green” and fully biodegradable. Vystar is working with manufacturers across a broad range of consumer and medical products bringing Vytex NRL to market in adhesives, gloves, balloons, condoms, other medical devices and natural rubber latex foam mattresses, toppers, and pillows. For more information, visit www.vytex.com.

Contacts:
Media: Julie Shepherd, Accentuate PR, 847 275 3643, Julie@accentuatepr.com
Investors: Steven Rotman, Vystar CEO, 508-791-9114, srotman@vytex.com

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Source: Vystar Corp

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