Hemostemix Announces Closing of First Tranche of Private Placement
Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - March 5, 2020) - Hemostemix Inc. (TSXV: HEM) (OTC: HMTXF) ("Hemostemix" or the "Company") announces it has closed the initial tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement of units ("Units") for gross proceeds of up to $3,000,000 (the "Offering"). The first tranche of the Offering consisted of the issuance of an aggregate of 254,620,442 Units at a price of $0.01 per Unit for gross proceeds of $2,546,204.42. Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of the Company ("Common Share") and one common share purchase warrant ("Warrant"), with each full Warrant entitling the holder to acquire one Common Share at a price of $0.05 per Common Share for a period of 12 months from the closing of the Offering, subject to the accelerated expiry provision described below. A total of 31,172,320 of the Units issued concurrently with the closing of the Offering were issued to three directors of the Company on the same terms as the Offering.
If, on any 10 consecutive trading days occurring after four months and one day has elapsed following the closing date of the Offering, the closing sales price of the Common Shares (or the closing bid, if no sales were reported on a trading day) as quoted on the TSXV is greater than $0.07 per Common Share, the Company may provide notice in writing to the holders of the Warrants by issuance of a press release that the expiry date of the Warrants will be accelerated to the 30th day after the date on which the Company issues such press release.
In connection with the Offering, the Company paid eligible finders aggregate cash finders fees of approximately $101,315 and issued an aggregate of 10,131,520 finder warrants. Each finders warrant is exercisable for a period of 12 months from the closing date to acquire Units at a price of $0.01 per Unit.
Net proceeds from the Offering are expected to be used for secured debt repayment ($2,233,118.30), additional interest and recoverable costs associated with the secured debt (unknown at this time), legal expenses ($30,000), audit expense ($30,000), costs for a statistician to perform an interim clinical trial analysis and report ($50,000) and the balance for unallocated working capital and for general corporate purposes.
In connection with the Offering, the Company has received final approval from the TSXV. All securities issuable pursuant to the Offering are subject to a four month and one day hold period from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws.
The participation of three directors in the Offering constitutes a "related party transaction" within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101") and the policies of the TSXV. The Company is relying upon the exemptions from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements pursuant to sections 5.5(b) and 5.7(1)(a), respectively, of MI 61-101 on the basis that the Company is not listed on a specified stock exchange and, at the time the Offering was agreed to, neither the fair market value of the subject matter of, nor the fair market value of the consideration for, the transaction insofar as it involves interested parties (within the meaning of MI 61-101) in the Offering, exceeds 25% of the Company's market capitalization calculated in accordance with MI 61-101.
Hemostemix is a publicly traded autologous stem cell therapy company, founded in 2003. A winner of the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award, the Company developed and is commercializing its lead product ACP-01 for the treatment of CLI, PAD, Angina, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Dilated Cardiomyopathy and other conditions of ischemia. ACP-01 has been used to treat over 300 patients, and it is the subject of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind trial of its safety and efficacy in patients with advanced critical limb ischemia who have exhausted all other options to save their limb from amputation.
On October 21, 2019, the Company announced the results from its Phase II CLI trial abstract presentation entitled "Autologous Stem Cell Treatment for CLI Patients with No Revascularization Options: An Update of the Hemostemix ACP-01 Trial With 4.5 Year Followup" which noted healing of ulcers and resolution of ischemic rest pain occurred in 83% of patients, with outcomes maintained for up to 4.5 years.
The Company owns 91 patents across five patent families titled: Regulating Stem Cells, In Vitro Techniques for use with Stem Cells, Production from Blood of Cells of Neural Lineage, and Automated Cell Therapy. For more information, please visit www.hemostemix.com.
Contact: Thomas Smeenk, President, CEO & Founder
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