Laidlaw & Co. and Spherix Announce Closing of $4.4 Million Financing

     Laidlaw & Co. and Spherix Announce Closing of $4.4 Million Financing

PR Newswire

TYSONS CORNER, Va., March 27, 2014

TYSONS CORNER, Va., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherix Incorporated
(NASDAQ:SPEX) (the "Company") today announced that it has closed a private
placement of common stock and warrants and terminated the private offering.
Laidlaw & Co (UK) Ltd. served as exclusive placement agent in connection with
the private offering. The Company is an intellectual property development
company committed to the fostering and monetization of intellectual property.

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The gross proceeds to the Company before deduction of placement agent fees and
offering expenses was approximately $4.4 million. Net proceeds from the
offering are expected to be used for working capital and general corporate

Further details of the private placement are available in the Company's
Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 26, 2014 together with
each of the transaction documents as Exhibits thereto. The securities in the
private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933,
as amended (the "Securities Act"), or applicable state securities laws.
Accordingly, they may not be offered or sold in the United States except
pursuant to an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption
from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and such applicable
state securities laws. The securities were sold only to accredited investors.

This release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an
offer to buy any securities of the Company, nor shall there be any sale of any
securities of the Company where such offer, solicitation or sale would be
unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under applicable
securities laws.

About Spherix
Spherix Incorporated was launched in 1967 as a scientific research company.
Spherix is committed to advancing innovation by active participation in the
patent market. Spherix draws on portfolios of pioneering technology patents to
partner with and support product innovation.

About Laidlaw & Co. (UK) Ltd.
Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd., founded in 1842, is a relationship driven
international investment bank, providing wealth management services, capital
raising, mergers & acquisitions advisory, research and corporate access to
clients on a global level. Headquartered in New York City and United Kingdom,
Laidlaw maintains eight offices across the United States and London, England
with over 150 employees firm wide. Laidlaw also offers personalized investment
advice and skillful execution to private and public institutions, as well as
high net worth individual investors. The firm is a FINRA, MSRB and SIPC
registered company.

Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Words such as
"may," "might," "will," "should," "believe," "expect," "anticipate,"
"estimate," "continue," "predict," "forecast," "project," "plan," "intend" or
similar expressions, or statements regarding intent, belief, or current
expectations, are forward-looking statements. While the Company believes these
forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed
on any such forward-looking statements, which are based on information
available to us on the date of this release. These forward looking statements
are based upon current estimates and assumptions and are subject to various
risks and uncertainties, including without limitation those set forth in the
Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), not
limited to Risk Factors relating to its patent business contained therein,
including the Prospectus filed under Rule 424B3 filed February 19, 2014 with
the SEC. Thus, actual results could be materially different. The Company
expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by

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