TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 22, 2016) - Hemostemix Inc. ("Hemostemix" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:HEM) (OTCQB:HMTXF) today announces a non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of subordinated secured convertible debentures ("Debenture") for gross proceeds of up to Cdn$500,000. The proceeds from the Debenture issuance will be used for the advancement of the Company's phase 2 clinical trial for its lead product, ACP-01, and general corporate purposes.
Dr. Elmar Burchardt, the Company's President & CEO, commented, "This is a significant step forward in our funding plans for the continued advancement of the trial. At the same time, it is a vote of confidence for management's plan to complete the trial. We are currently in negotiations to secure additional funding to expedite recruitment into the trial to the point of the important interim analysis and beyond."
The Debentures will have a term of two years from the date of issue and will bear interest at a rate of 6% per annum, payable semi-annually, which subject to regulatory approval may be at the option of the Company be paid in common shares at the prevailing market price at the date of issuance. The Debentures will be secured against all of the assets and personal property of the Company with the principal and any unpaid interest convertible at the holder's option at any time prior to maturity into common shares of the Company at a conversion price of CDN$0.30 per common share. The Debentures and common shares issued upon conversion thereof, will be subject to a four months hold period from the date of issuance of the Debentures, in accordance with applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. A cash finder's fee within TSX Venture Exchange policy guidelines may be paid in connection with the Private Placement, the terms of which are currently being negotiated and will be disclosed in a closing news release.
The Company may redeem the Debentures any time prior to the maturity date, in whole or in part, and from time to time without bonus or penalty, upon required prior notice at a redemption price equal to their principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest. The Debenture also contains customary change of control provisions, including acceleration of the maturity date and increased interest rate to 10 per cent in the event of a change of control.
The Private Placement is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, regulatory approval and the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Private Placement has received approval from the Board of Directors of the Company.
ABOUT HEMOSTEMIX INC.
Hemostemix is a public clinical-stage biotechnology company that develops and commercializes innovative blood-derived cell therapies for medical conditions not adequately addressed by current treatments. It is the first clinical-stage biotech company to test a stem-cell therapy in an international, multicenter, phase 2 clinical trial for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), a severe form of peripheral artery disease (PAD) caused by reduced blood flow to the legs. The phase 2 trial targets a participant's diseased tissue with proprietary cells grown from his or her blood that are capable of supporting the formation of new blood vessels. The clinical trial is currently open in Canada and South Africa. Hemostemix received clearance from the FDA to expand the ongoing trial to the United States.
Hemostemix Inc. is traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol HEM and on the OTCQB Market under the trading symbol HMTXF. For more information, visit hemostemix.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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