VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : VPT
OTCQX : VPTDF

VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd.

January 18, 2013 18:27 ET

VentriPoint Announces Proposed Issuance of Shares for Debt

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The Board of Directors of VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd. (the "Corporation" or "VentriPoint") (TSX VENTURE:VPT) (OTCQX:VPTDF) announces, subject to all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approval, that it intends to issue 89,362 common shares of the Corporation (the "Common Shares") at a deemed price of $0.12 per Common Share for payment of outstanding debts of $10,723.40 owed to a consultant of the Corporation and 450,000 Common Shares at a deemed price of $0.12 per Common Share in payment of $54,000 of accrued interest owing to a holder of a promissory note of the Corporation.

The Common Shares issued by the Corporation will have a hold period of four months from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable securities legislation.

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.

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