ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

TSX VENTURE : APH
OTCQB : APCSF


ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

January 13, 2011 18:44 ET

ALDA Pharmaceuticals Closes Private Placement for Gross Proceeds of $200,000

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 13, 2011) - ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:APH)(OTCQB:APCSF) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed the private placement announced December 8th, 2010. The Company has issued a total of 2,000,000 Units at a price of $0.10 per Unit for gross proceeds of $200,000. Each Unit consists of one common share of ALDA and one non-transferable share purchase warrant entitling the holder to acquire one additional common share of ALDA at a price of $0.20 per common share until January 12, 2013 subject to a forced exercise provision attached to each warrant commencing on the day following the expiry of any applicable hold period on the underlying Common Shares, stating that if, for ten consecutive trading days, the closing price of the listed shares of the Company exceeds $0.40 then the exercise period of the warrants will be reduced to a period of 10 days following such trading days.

Insiders of ALDA subscribed for 1,670,000 Units on the same terms as arm's length investors, constituting a related party transaction pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 and TSX Venture Exchange Policy 5.9. Such Insider participation was exempt from the requirement to obtain an independent valuation pursuant to Section 5.5(b) of MI 61-101 and the requirement to obtain minority shareholder approval pursuant to Section 5.7(1)(b) of MI 61-101.

All securities issued with respect to the private placement are subject to a hold period expiring on May 13, 2011 in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable Canadian securities laws.

About ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

ALDA is focused on the development of infection-control therapeutics derived from its patented T36® technology. The company trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol APH and on the OTCQB under the symbol APCSF. The Company was the Official Supplier to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games and is the Official Supplier to the Canadian Olympic Committee, the 2010 Canadian Olympic Team and the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team for antiseptic hand sanitizer, disinfectant and disinfectant cleaning products. The Company was also selected as one of the TSX Venture 50 companies in the Technology and Life Sciences sector for 2010.

Terrance G. Owen, Ph.D., MBA
President & CEO
ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

The Units, common shares, warrants and the common shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the "Act") and may not be offered or sold absent registration under the Act or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements thereof. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction or an exemption therefrom.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves ALDA's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. ALDA generally uses words such as "outlook," "will," "could," "would," "might," "remains," "to be," "plans," "believes," "may," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "estimate," "future," "plan," "positioned," "potential," "project," "remain," "scheduled," "set to," "subject to," "upcoming," and similar expressions to help identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to ALDA as of the date of this release, and ALDA assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of ALDA and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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