LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 24, 2011) -
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Sernova Corp. ("Sernova" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SVA) is pleased to announce the closing of its brokered private placement announced May 10, 2011. 5,337,914 units of the Company ("Units") were placed at a price of $0.19 per Unit for gross proceeds of approximately $1,014,200 (the "Offering"). Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company (a "Share") and one common share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one Share for a period of two years, at a price of $0.20 per Share in the first year and at a price of $0.35 per Share in the second year.
Macquarie Private Wealth Inc. (the "Agent") acted as agent in connection with the Offering. The Agent received a commission of $29,693.20, representing 8% of the gross proceeds raised on subscribers introduced to the Offering by the Agent ("Non-President's List Subscribers", with all other subscribers being "President's List Subscribers") and 6% of the gross proceeds from two President's List Subscribers (the "President's List Commission"), a corporate finance fee of $25,000 (plus applicable taxes), and broker warrants (the "Broker Warrants") to acquire 195,950 Shares, being 10% of the Units sold under the Offering to Non-President's List Subscribers. Each Broker Warrant will be exercisable at $0.19 per Share for a period of 18 months following the closing. 3,474,414 Units were issued to President's List Subscribers and the Agent did not take any commission or Broker Warrants with respect to the President's List Subscribers, with the exception of the above-mentioned President's List Commission.
The proceeds from the Offering will be used by Sernova for further development of the Cell Pouch™ for safety and efficacy evaluation in diabetic patients receiving donor islets. Proceeds will also be used in part for potential university and corporate collaborations, additional preclinical studies and general and administrative activities.
All securities issued under the private placement will be subject to a four month hold period, expiring October 24, 2011, during which time the securities may not be traded.
Sernova also wishes to announce the resignation of Dr. Annemarie Moseley from the Board of Directors. Dr. George Adams, Chair of Sernova's Board stated, "The company has greatly benefited from Dr. Moseley's excellent council and wishes her well in her future endeavours as she focuses on her stem cell company."
Sernova Corp. is a Canadian-based, health-sciences company focused on commercializing medical technologies. Sernova is currently developing a platform technology for a number of serious disease indications, starting with a novel treatment for insulin-dependent diabetes, using the novel Cell Pouch System™ and its patented Sertolin™ cell technology.
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