MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2014) -
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Pediapharm Inc. (the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:PDP) is pleased to announce that it has completed the previously-announced "bought deal" private placement of 5,555,556 common shares of the Corporation (the "Common Shares") at a price of $0.36 per Common Shares for gross proceeds of $2,000,000.16.
The private placement was lead by Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. The Common Shares are subject to a hold period expiring on June 22, 2014.
The net proceeds of the private placement will be used to expand product portfolio and for general working capital purposes.
As a result of the private placement, there are 71,998,856 common shares of the Corporation issued and outstanding.
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About Pediapharm Inc.
Pediapharm is the only Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to serving the needs of the pediatric community. Its mission is to bring to the Canadian market the latest innovative pediatric products with the objective to improve the health and the well-being of children in Canada. Since its debut in 2008, Pediapharm has entered into numerous commercial agreements with partners from Canada and other countries around the world. The company's innovative product portfolio includes NYDA®; a breakthrough treatment for head lice; EpiCeram® a non-steroid emulsion for eczema; KoolEffect™ which reduces the symptoms of fever; and VapoLyptus™; a soothing vapour patch of Eucalyptus and Camphor.
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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains forward-looking statements and other statements that are not historical. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to vary materially from target results and the results or events predicted in these forward-looking statements. As a result, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this release. Except as required by applicable law, the Corporation disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking information reflects the current expectations or belief of the Corporation based on information currently available and such information is subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties described in details at pp. 35 to 41 of the Management Information Circular of Chelsea Acquisition Corporation dated November 12, 2013 available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and other risks associated with being a specialty pharmaceutical company.