ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.
TSX VENTURE : APH
OTC Bulletin Board : APCSF

ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

July 17, 2009 17:52 ET

ALDA Pharmaceuticals Increases Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2009) - ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:APH)(OTCBB:APCSF) (the "Company") announces that the private placement disclosed in a new release dated July 3, 2009 of up to 3 million common share and warrant Units of the Company at a price of $0.20 per Unit has been terminated and that the Company will instead proceed with an offering of up to 6 million Units at a price of $0.25 for proceeds up to $1,500,000. 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 $0.40 per common share for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of the issuance of the purchase warrant with a forced exercise provision attached to each warrant commencing on the day following the expiry of any applicable hold period on the underlying Common Share, stating that if, for ten consecutive trading days, the closing price of the listed shares of the Company exceeds $0.80 then the exercise period of the warrants will be reduced to a period of 10 days following such trading days.

The offering is being made on a private placement basis pursuant to registration and prospectus exemptions of applicable securities laws and is subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange. All securities issued will be subject to a four-month restricted period and will bear a restrictive legend accordingly. Net proceeds from the offering will be used for working capital.

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 OTCBB under the symbol APCSF.

Terrance G. Owen, Ph.D., MBA, President & CEO

ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

The Units, Common Share, 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 the 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 news release.

Contact Information

  • ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    Diane Mann
    Distribution & Sales Contact
    (604) 657-0369
    diane_mann@aldacorp.com
    www.aldacorp.com
    or
    Retail Sales
    Eastern Esthetics (ON, QU, NB, NS, PE, NL)
    902-450-2161
    or
    Retail Sales
    LCN Canada - West (MB, SK, AB, BC, NW, YK)
    780-462-2580
    or
    ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    Scott Young
    Investor Relations Contact
    604-288-7222
    syoung@freeformcom.com