Mindset Pharma Announces Closing of $7.5 Million Bought Deal Public Offering
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 15, 2021) - Mindset Pharma Inc. (CSE: MSET) (FSE: 9DF) (OTCQB: MSSTF) ("Mindset" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed the previously announced "bought deal" public offering through the issuance of an aggregate of 10,000,000 units (each, a "Unit") of the Company at a price of $0.75 per Unit (the "Issue Price") for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of $7,500,000 (the "Offering"). The Units were issued and sold pursuant to the terms of an underwriting agreement dated March 25, 2021, among the Company, Canaccord Genuity Corp. (the "Lead Underwriter"), as lead underwriter and sole bookrunner, along with Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. and Cormark Securities Inc. (collectively with the Lead Underwriter, the "Underwriters").
Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (each, a "Unit Share") and one common share purchase warrant of the Company (each, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company (each, a "Warrant Share") at an exercise price of $1.10 per Warrant Share at any time until 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on the date that is 36 months following the closing date of the Offering (the "Closing Date"), subject to adjustment in certain events and subject to the terms of a warrant indenture (the "Warrant Indenture") dated April 15, 2021 between the Company and Computershare Investor Services Inc., as warrant agent.
In addition, the Company has applied to list the Warrants issued in connection with the Offering on the Canadian Securities Exchange ("CSE") under the symbol "MSET.WT". The Company anticipates that the Warrants will commence trading on the CSE at the open of market on or about Friday, April 17, 2021. The listing of the Warrants on the CSE remains subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, including the approval of the CSE.
The Company has granted the Underwriters an option (the "Over-Allotment Option") to purchase up to an additional 1,500,000 Units (the "Over-Allotment Units") at the Issue Price, to cover over-allotments, if any, and for market stabilization purposes. The Over-Allotment Option is exercisable at any time, in whole or in part, for a period of thirty (30) days after and including the Closing Date, which, if exercised in full, would result in additional gross proceeds of $1,125,000 to the Company.
In respect of the Offering, the Units (including the Over-Allotment Units issuable upon exercise of the Over-Allotment Option, as applicable) were offered by way of a short form prospectus dated April 12, 2021 filed in all of the provinces of Canada, except Québec.
As consideration for their services to be provided in connection with the Offering, the Underwriters received a cash commission equal to 7.0% of the gross proceeds of the Offering and such number of broker warrants of the Company (the "Underwriters' Warrants") as is equal to 7.0% of the number of Units sold pursuant to the Offering. Each Underwriters' Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one Unit at the Issue Price for a period of thirty-six (36) months from the Closing Date.
The net proceeds of the Offering will be used for the expansion of Mindset's current pipeline of propriety compounds, further pre-clinical testing of its current compounds, advancement of Mindset's psilocybin synthesis process, formulation development chemistry and for general working capital purposes.
The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
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About Mindset Pharma Inc.
Mindset Pharma Inc. is a drug discovery and development company focused on creating optimized and patentable next-generation psychedelic medicines to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders with unmet needs. Mindset was established to develop next generation pharmaceutical assets that leverage the breakthrough therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs. Mindset is developing several novel families of next generation psychedelic compounds, as well as an innovative process to chemically synthesize psilocybin along with its own proprietary compounds. www.mindsetpharma.com
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