Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp.
TSX VENTURE : SSS

Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp.

October 29, 2009 17:45 ET

Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. Closes Financing for $2,186,941

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Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SSS) ("SCT") is pleased to announce that it has closed the previously announced financing with J.F. Mackie & Company Ltd. ("J.F. Mackie"). Gross proceeds of $1,138,741 were raised, which includes the partial exercise of an overallotment option, resulting in 9,489,507 Units (the "Units") being sold. The Units were sold to the public at a price of $0.12 per Unit, with each Unit consisting of one common share of SCT ("Common Share") and one common share purchase warrant ("Warrant"). Each Warrant is exercisable to acquire one additional Common Share at a price of $0.15 per share for 12 months from the closing date. A total commission of $91,099 (8% of gross proceeds raised) was paid to J.F. Mackie in connection with the brokered financing. Additionally, J.F. Mackie received 474,475 Broker Warrants. Each Broker Warrant is exercisable to acquire one Common Share at a price of $0.12 per share for 12 months from the closing date.

Furthermore, SCT reports that the previously announced non-brokered financing has also been closed. Gross proceeds of $1,048,200 were raised from the issuance of 8,735,000 Units. A total commission of $74,736 was paid to registered dealers in connection with the non-brokered financing on the basis of 8% of gross proceeds by registered brokers.

In total $2,186,941 of gross proceeds were raised in this financing as consideration for the issuance of 18,224,507 units and SCT intends to use the net proceeds for general working capital purposes.

All securities issued today have been, and any securities issued on the exercise of Warrants and Broker Warrants will be, issued with a legend restricting transfer prior to March 2, 2010.

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 prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

About Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp.: Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. is a public biotechnology company (TSX VENTURE:SSS) focused on the development and commercialization of drug-based therapies to treat central nervous system diseases. SCT is a leader in the development of therapies that utilize drugs to stimulate a patient's own resident stem cells. The Company's programs aim to repair brain and nerve function lost due to disease or injury. The Company's extensive patent portfolio of owned and licensed intellectual property supports the potential expansion into future clinical programs in numerous neurological diseases such as traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and ALS.

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For further information on Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp., visit www.stemcellthera.com.

These securities have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws of any state, and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons unless an applicable exemption from U.S. registration requirements is available.

Except for historical information, this press release may contain forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company's current expectation regarding future events. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to: the purposes for which the Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering and the expectations of the Company concerning the timing of obtaining additional patient recruiting sites for the NTx™-265 stroke trial. These forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties, which may include, but are not limited to, changing market conditions, the successful and timely completion of clinical studies, the establishment of corporate alliances, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's ongoing quarterly and annual reporting.

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