KELOWNA, BC / ACCESSWIRE / May 11, 2020 / Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (OTCQX: LXRP)(CSE: LXX) (the “Company” or “Lexaria”), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms, today confirms that its private placement financing as previously announced on May 4, 2020 (the “Offering”) closed pursuant to two tranches.
The Company confirms that it has issued an aggregate 8,028,254 shares (“Shares”) of its common stock along with common stock purchase warrants (“Warrants”) to purchase up to 8,028,254 shares of its common stock pursuant to the Offering for gross proceeds of US$1,846,498 million in its first tranche closing which occurred on May 6, 2020. The Company closed the second tranche of its private placement on May 11, 2020 for the further issuance of 837,957 Shares along with 837,957 Warrants for gross proceeds of US$192,730. The purchase price per Share was US$0.23. The Warrants being issued in connection with the purchase of the Shares are immediately exercisable at an exercise price per share of US$0.35 and will expire on May 6, 2025 as to 8,028,254 Warrants and will expire on May 11, 2025 as to 837,957 Warrants..
The Special Equities Group, a division of Bradley Woods & Co. Ltd. (“BWC”), acted as the exclusive placement agent for the Offering. Pursuant to the placement agent agreement that the Company entered into with BWC, at closing the Company has paid US$151,623 in commission and has also compensated BWC for its out-of-pocket costs and legal fees. In addition to the cash compensation, the Company has also issued an aggregate 649,124 warrants (the “Broker Warrants”) to BWC and its nominees, in connection with the investment by investors of an aggregate 8,866,211 Shares with associated Warrants. The Broker Warrants have the same exercise terms as the Warrants and will expire on May 6, 2025.
The Company intends to use the proceeds from the Offering to perform and complete its recently announced human pilot study researching effectiveness of DehydraTECH technology related to enhancing the oral bioavailability of certain antiviral drugs of potential use against COVID-19 or other infectious disease states; to fund the application process for a senior US exchange listing application and for general working capital.
“This financing has strategic value to Lexaria over and above the dollars raised,” said Chris Bunka, Chief Executive Officer of Lexaria Bioscience Corp. “We expect that our financial needs are now met for the balance of 2020 and include our ability to prepare for a national stock exchange uplisting later in the year. Special Equities Group has done an excellent job of introducing the Company to new institutional investors even during a time of great turmoil in the financial markets.”
Pursuant to the terms of the definitive agreements, the Company has agreed to file a resale registration statement for the resale by the investors of the Shares and shares of Common Stock underlying the Warrants.
The securities sold in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Further information regarding the private placement can be found in the Current Report on Form 8-K that will be filed by the Company with the SEC.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. is a global innovator in drug delivery platforms. Its patented DehydraTECH™ drug delivery technology changes the way Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients enter the bloodstream, promoting healthier ingestion methods, lower overall dosing and higher effectiveness for lipophilic active molecules. DehydraTECH increases bio-absorption; reduces time of onset; and masks unwanted tastes for orally administered bioactive molecules including cannabinoids, vitamins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nicotine and other molecules. Lexaria has licensed DehydraTECH to multiple companies in the cannabis industry for use in cannabinoid beverages, edibles and oral products; and to a world-leading tobacco producer for the development of smokeless, oral-based nicotine products. Lexaria operates a licensed in-house research laboratory and holds a robust intellectual property portfolio with 16 patents granted and over 60 patents pending worldwide.
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Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Chris Bunka, CEO
Statements in this release concerning Lexaria’s future expectations and plans, including, without limitation, the use of proceeds from the offering, financial needs of the Company and potential uplisting onto a national stock exchange may constitute forward-looking statements for the purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws and are subject to substantial risks, uncertainties and assumptions. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which include words such as “could,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “may,” “continue,” “predict,” “potential,” “project” or similar terms, variations of such terms or the negative of those terms. Although Lexaria believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, Lexaria cannot guarantee such outcomes. Lexaria may not realize its expectations, and its beliefs may not prove correct. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including, without limitation, market conditions and the factors described in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Lexaria’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Lexaria’s other filings made with the SEC. All such statements speak only as of the date made. Consequently, forward-looking statements should be regarded solely as Lexaria’s current plans, estimates, and beliefs. Lexaria cannot guarantee future results, events, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Lexaria does not undertake, and specifically declines, any obligation to update, republish, or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrences of unanticipated events, except as may be required by applicable law.
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