VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 03, 2017) - Sirona Biochem Corp. (TSX VENTURE: SBM) (FRANKFURT: ZSB) (XETRA: ZSB) is pleased to announce that it has closed the non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of convertible notes ("Notes"). The financing was oversubscribed, resulting in gross proceeds of $665,360. Each Note is convertible at the option of the holder into one common share of the company at a conversion price of $0.18 per share.
"Thanks to the ongoing support of our long-term shareholders we were able to successfully oversubscribe this financing," said Dr. Howard Verrico, CEO, "we continue to keep our efforts focused on making this a transformational year for Sirona Biochem."
The Notes will mature in 18 months from the date of issuance and bear interest at the rate of 12% per annum, payable quarterly, until the Notes are converted or repaid. The company will be entitled to repay the principal amount of the Notes, together with accrued and unpaid interest, at any time commencing four months after the date of issuance, subject to giving the holders prior notice thereof to permit holders to convert during the notice period.
All securities issued in connection with the private placement will be subject to a statutory hold period expiring on June 3, 2017.
About Sirona Biochem Corp.
Sirona Biochem is a cosmetic ingredient and drug discovery company with a proprietary platform technology. Sirona specializes in stabilizing carbohydrate molecules with the goal of improving efficacy and safety. New compounds are patented for maximum revenue potential.
Sirona's compounds are licensed to leading companies around the world in return for licensing fees, milestone fees and ongoing royalty payments. Sirona's laboratory, TFChem, is located in France and is the recipient of multiple French national scientific awards and European Union and French government grants. For more information, please visit www.sironabiochem.com.
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Sirona Biochem cautions you that statements included in this press release that are not a description of historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are only predictions based upon current expectations and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of release of the relevant information, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, Sirona Biochem's forward-looking statements due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in Sirona Biochem's business including, without limitation, statements about: a third party potential licensees of TFC-1067 may not deliver a term sheet to the company in Q1 2017 or at all; the company may not be able to negotiate a license agreement with a potential licensees of TFC-1067 on terms acceptable to Sirona Biochem; the progress and timing of its clinical trials are uncertain; difficulties or delays in development, testing, obtaining regulatory approval, producing and marketing products; unexpected adverse side effects or inadequate therapeutic efficacy of the company's or licensed products that could delay or prevent product development or commercialization; the scope and validity of patent protection for the company's or licensed products; competition from other pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies; and its ability to obtain additional financing to support its operations. Sirona Biochem does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required by law.