Vystar Pays Off Long-Term Debt of $1.5 Million

  • Total Debt Reduction of $2.6 Million in 2018
  • Lender & Guarantors are current insiders & large stakeholders

WORCESTER, Mass., July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vystar Corporation (OTC Pink:VYST) the exclusive creator of Vytex™ Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) and products made with Vytex, has paid off $1.5 million in long-term debt, for a total reduction in long-term debt of $2.6 million this year.  CMA Investments, LLC and its guarantors accepted 15 million shares of restricted Vystar common stock as payment for the principal and interest on the decade-old loan, subject to certain terms and restrictions. Full details of the transaction are available in the related 8-K SEC filing at www.sec.gov.

“Vystar is fortunate to have a strong relationship with CMA Investments and the loan guarantors, who have all been long-term inside investors in Vystar and firm supporters of Vystar’s strategic plan and growth potential,” stated Steve Rotman, CEO of Vystar.  “Vystar is now totally free of long-term debt and liens.  This helps clean up our balance sheet and enables a fresh start as we execute our strategic plan that includes further acquisitions, expanding the Vytex distribution network, development of new Vytex formulations, and development and 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.

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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