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Knight Therapeutics Inc. ("Knight" or the "Company") (TSX:GUD) today announced that it has entered into a bought deal agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. and Cormark Securities Inc. (the "Co-Lead Underwriters", and collectively with the syndicate, the "Underwriters"), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase 7,500,000 common shares of the Company (the "Common Shares") at a price of $10.00 per Common Share for gross proceeds to Knight of $75,000,000 (the "Offering"). In addition, the Underwriters will have the option, exercisable for a period of 30 days after the closing date, to acquire up to an aggregate of 1,125,000 additional Common Shares ($11,250,000) at the offering price to cover over-allotments, if any (the "Over-Allotment Option"). If the Over-Allotment Option is exercised in full, the total gross proceeds of the Offering shall be $86,250,000.
The Common Shares will be offered by way of a short form prospectus to be filed in all of the provinces of Canada. The Offering is scheduled to close on or about December 22, 2016 and the proceeds of the Offering will be used to fund Knight's future growth as well as for general corporate purposes.
The Offering is subject to the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons 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 State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Knight Therapeutics Inc.
Knight Therapeutics Inc., headquartered in Montreal, Canada, is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring or in-licensing innovative pharmaceutical products for the Canadian and select international markets. Knight Therapeutics Inc.'s shares trade on TSX under the symbol GUD. For more information about Knight Therapeutics Inc., please visit the company's web site at www.gud-knight.com or www.sedar.com.
This document contains forward-looking statements for Knight Therapeutics Inc. and its subsidiaries. These forward looking statements, by their nature, necessarily involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Knight Therapeutics Inc. considers the assumptions on which these forward-looking statements are based to be reasonable at the time they were prepared, but cautions the reader that these assumptions regarding future events, many of which are beyond the control of Knight Therapeutics Inc. and its subsidiaries, may ultimately prove to be incorrect. Factors and risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations are discussed in Knight Therapeutics Inc.'s Annual Report and in Knight Therapeutics Inc.'s Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2015. Knight Therapeutics Inc. disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information or future events, except as required by law.