NOVI, Mich., Jan. 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc. ("Company") (OTCBB:MKHD), an educational software development, sales and training company offering proprietary learning products and training services worldwide, today announced it has acquired a majority of the outstanding shares of common stock of Mount Knowledge USA, Inc., a Nevada corporation ("MTKUSA") from Birch First Advisors, LLC, a limited liability company ("Birch") owned by Birch First Trust, an affiliate of the Company.
"For the past 15 months, MTKUSA has, separately from the Company, operated its sales and marketing efforts in North America and Asia under certain licensing arrangements, stated Daniel A. Carr, President and CEO of Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc. "With the recent purchase of the Intellectual Property of the Mount Knowledge products and services, the acquisition of 49% ownership interest of Mount Knowledge Technologies, Inc., and 100% ownership of Language Key Asia Ltd, we felt the time was right for the Company to also acquire the controlling interest in MTKUSA in order to consolidate our global operations and to strengthen the Company's financial position."
An initial agreement between the Company and MTKUSA was executed on April 26, 2010 for the acquisition of all of the equity securities of MTKUSA by the Company. That initial agreement was amended on several occasions to extend the anticipated closing date to December 31, 2010. However, the Company and MTKUSA were unable to complete that proposed acquisition by such date. Instead, the parties agreed that the Company would acquire Birch's ownership interest in MTKUSA on December 31, 2010.
As part of the transaction, the Company acquired 11,166,690 shares of MTKUSA common stock and 8,888,888 shares of MTKUSA Series A Convertible Preferred Stock previously owned by Birch. In exchange, the Company issued 11,166,690 shares of its common stock and agreed to issue 8,888,888 shares of its to-be designated Series A Convertible Preferred Stock.
As a result of the transactions contemplated by the Agreement, the Company owns approximately 54.3% of the outstanding shares of MTKUSA's common stock and all of the outstanding shares of MTKUSA's Series A Preferred Stock. Birch owns a total of 18,591,690 shares of the Company's common stock and will own all of the shares of the Company's Series A Preferred Stock upon issuance. Birch also holds previously issued warrants to purchase 2,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock.
About Mount Knowledge USA, Inc.
Mount Knowledge, USA, Inc. is a privately-held Nevada corporation formed in September 2009. The Company was founded as a marketing and sales company by Erwin Sniedzins, the Chairman of the Company's board of directors and the founder and author of the Mount Knowledge™ learning products. The primary mission of MTKUSA is to market, sell and distribute a proprietary Real Time Self Learning System software application referred to as the Knowledge Generator™ product, domestically and internationally to a variety of customers, including individuals, schools, government agencies, and corporations.
About Mount Knowledge Holdings Inc.
Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:MKHD) is an educational software development, sales and training company offering innovative and proprietary "real-time self learning" software products and teaching services for both corporate and direct consumer markets worldwide. The Company's technology is based on an interactive and visual learning system referred to as "Syntality™" which is integrated into a core application known as the "Knowledge Generator™." The Company is offering its products and services in China to students from grade school to university and members of the Chinese workforce seeking to increase their English fluency.
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CONTACT: Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc. Daniel A. Carr, President / CEO (248) 893-4538 (888) 682-3038 39555 Orchard Hill Place Suite 600 PMB 6096 Novi, Michigan 48375