(PublicWire.com Press Release) — Viking Systems Inc. (OTCBB:VKNG) announced today that it has increased its cash and liquidity position through the issuance of common stock. The Company raised $934,897 by selling an aggregate of 4,398,050 shares of its common stock through its previously announced financing facility with Dutchess Opportunity Fund, II, LP.
Robert Mathews, Executive Vice President and CFO of Viking Systems, Inc. said, “We are very pleased to announce that we have brought significant capital into the Company. Clearly, it is very important to have access to capital to fund our strategic plans. We have made great progress towards launching our Next Generation 3DHD System and it is essential to have the financial means to fund the final phases of this effort.”
The Company has previously stated, and again reiterated, that it intends to raise a total of $2 million to $3 million during 2010 to fund the development and launch of its Next Generation 3DHD system, anticipated 2010 operating losses and working capital needs.
The Company plans to launch its “Next Generation” 3DHD System in the fourth quarter of 2010. The system is targeted to provide the highest quality 3DHD visualization in a cost effective, standalone solution available for minimally invasive surgery worldwide.
About Viking Systems, Inc.
Viking Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:VKNG) is a leading worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of 2D and 3D visualization solutions for complex minimally invasive surgery. The Company partners with medical device companies and healthcare facilities to provide surgeons with proprietary visualization systems enabling minimally invasive surgical procedures, which reduce patient trauma and recovery time. For more information visit the Company’s website at: www.vikingsystems.com
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Viking Systems, Inc.
Robert Mathews, EVP & CFO
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