Biometric firm ImageWare Systems has secured $11 million in a new shares round.ImageWare sold an aggregate of 11,000 shares of new Series A Preferred Stock at $1,000 per share for gross proceeds of $11 million. After accounting for previously advanced cash that was converted into the transaction, new proceeds are expected to be approximately $10.1 million. ImageWare intends to use the proceeds for general corporate purposes such as marketing, sales and working capital.The offering was conducted pursuant to the Company's shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-214124) previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 28, 2017. A prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering was filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.Concurrently with the registered direct offering, ImageWare expects to consolidate $20.6 million worth of shares of existing Series E, Series F and Series G preferred stock into the new class of Series A Preferred Stock. The only preferred shares expected to remain outstanding after the exchange is approximately 239,000 shares of Series B Preferred Stock.”This financing recognizes the strong progress we've made to commercialize our leading identity management solutions for the enterprise and consumer markets, as well as our significant prospects for growth in those areas,” said Jim Miller, ImageWare's chairman and CEO. “Not only are we now in a better position to capitalize on the growing industry demand for biometric solutions, but we believe our bolstered balance sheet and operational momentum will enable us to further expand our partner agreements for our mobile and cloud-based products.”