BOCA RATON, Fla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Ominto, Inc. (OTCPK:OMNT), a global leader in online Cash Back shopping, today announced that it has acquired 40% of Lani Pixels A/S for $0.5 million in cash and $8.5 million in common stock valued at $3.50 per share. In addition, the company loaned Lani Pixels $0.5 million and purchased a $2.0 million debenture from Lani Pixels.
“Kim’s expertise offers an additional level of ingenuity to our already sophisticated global marketing efforts”
Lani Pixels was founded by Kim Pagel and his son, Thomas Pagel, in 2000. Mr. Pagel has a long history in the creation and production of animated film content, including many years with the LEGO Group. Ominto plans to continue to develop Lani Pixels as a marketing services company and will use Lani Pixels as a strategic content partner towards this effort. Lani Pixels will not only continue its existing efforts in developing feature length, animated movies but will also assist Ominto through the development of animated marketing content.
“Kim’s expertise offers an additional level of ingenuity to our already sophisticated global marketing efforts,” said Michael Hansen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ominto. “Having a world-class marketing services firm complementing and enhancing the effectiveness of current marketing system for our global Cash Back shopping website, is not only beneficial but, we believe, a requirement. The expertise we gain from Lani Pixels animation content will advance our marketing acumen to a new level of sophistication.”
The company also announced today that the strategic transaction with Quant Systems has closed under modified terms.
About Ominto, Inc.
Ominto, Inc. is a global e-commerce leader and pioneer of online Cash Back shopping delivering value-based shopping and travel deals through its primary shopping platform and affiliated Partner Program websites. At DubLi.com or at Partner sites powered by Ominto.com, consumers shop at their favorite stores, save with the best coupons and deals, and earn Cash Back with each purchase. The Ominto.com platform features thousands of brand name stores and industry-leading travel companies from around the world, providing Cash Back savings to consumers in more than 120 countries. Ominto Partner Programs offer a white label version of the Ominto.com shopping and travel platform to businesses and non-profits, providing them with a professional, reliable web presence that builds brand loyalty with their members, customers or constituents while earning commission for the organization and Cash Back for shoppers on each transaction.
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