VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd.

VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd.

May 01, 2012 17:18 ET

VentriPoint Announces Closing of First Tranche of Private Placement and Increase to Private Placement

$1.45M Received and Second Closing Expected Shortly

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) -


VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd. ("VentriPoint" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:VPT) (OTCQX:VPTDF) is pleased to announce that it has completed the first tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of units (the "Units"). The Corporation issued a total of 9,067,750 Units at a price of $0.16 per Unit for total gross proceeds of $1,450,840. Each Unit consisted of one common share and one half of one common share purchase warrant ("Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one additional common share at a price of $0.25 per share for a period of 24 months from the date of issuance. All securities issued in connection with the Private Placement will be subject to a four month hold period that expires on September 2, 2012. Completion of the Private Placement is subject to TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") final approval. The net proceeds of the Private Placement will be used for: (i) expenditures with respect to product and service commercialization of the VentriPoint Medical System ("VMS"); (ii) expansion of VMS functionality, including applications for additional diagnoses and heart diseases; and (iii) for working capital.

Finders acting in connection with the Private Placement received aggregate fees of $70,384 and 439,900 agent's options ("Agent's Options"). Each Agent's Option entitles the holder to acquire one common share at a price of $0.16 per share for a period of 18 months from the date of issuance.

Danny Dalla-Longa, a Director of the Corporation, subscribed for 156,250 Units and four funds managed by Blumont Capital Corporation subscribed for 1,500,000 Units. Hugh Cleland, a Director of the Corporation, is a Fund Manager at Blumont Capital Corporation. VentriPoint has determined that there are exemptions available from the various requirements of TSXV Policy 5.9 and Multilateral Instrument 61-101 for the issuance of these Units. No new insiders were created, nor has any change of control occurred, as a result of this Private Placement.

The Corporation also announces that further to its press release issued on April 19, 2012 and greater demand for the Private Placement than anticipated, the TSXV has approved an increase in the Private Placement to be up to 18,750,000 Units for total gross proceeds of up to $3,000,000.

The closing of the second tranche of the Private Placement is expected to occur in the next two weeks.

About VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd.

VentriPoint has created a diagnostic ultrasound tool to monitor patients with heart disease, a leading cause of death in developed countries. Management believes the VMS™ is the first cost-effective and accurate diagnostic tool for measuring right ventricle heart function. Congenital heart disease is the first application in a suite of applications for all major heart diseases including pulmonary hypertension, cardiovascular disease and heart failure, which management believes has a multibillion-dollar market potential. Canada and Europe (CE Mark) have granted approval for the sale of VentriPoint's VMS™ heart analysis system and VentriPoint is pursuing the US-FDA approval through the 510(k) process.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts contain forward-looking information that involves risk and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, which address VentriPoint's expectations, should be considered forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management's exercise of business judgment as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. When used in this document, the words "may", "will", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intend" and words of similar import, are intended to identify any forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These statements reflect a current view of future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties as contained in the Corporation's filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and, other than as required by applicable securities laws, the Corporation does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. Although management believes that expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these expectations will materialize.

The offered securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or applicable state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to "U.S. persons," as such term is defined under Regulation S promulgated under the U.S. Securities Act, absent registration under such laws or pursuant to an exemption from registration therefrom.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

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