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VANCOUVER, Nov. 28, 2017 /CNW/ – LexaGene Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE: LXG) (OTCQB: LXXGF) (“LexaGene” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. (the “Underwriters”) pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis pursuant to the filing of a short form prospectus, an aggregate of 4,360,000 units (the “Units”) at a price of $1.15 per Unit (the “Offering Price”) for aggregate gross proceeds to LexaGene of $5,014,000 (the “Offering”).
Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one half of one Common Share purchase warrant (each whole Common Share purchase warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will be exercisable to acquire one Common Share (a “Warrant Share”) for a period of 36 months following the closing of the Offering (the “Closing”) at an exercise price of $1.45 per Warrant Share.
The Company has granted the Underwriter an option (the “Over-Allotment Option”), to purchase up to an additional 654,000 Units at a price of C$1.15 per Unit, exercisable at any time, for a period of 30 days after and including the Closing Date. The Over-Allotment Option is exercisable to acquire Units, Common Shares and/or Warrants (or any combination thereof) at the discretion of the Underwriter.
The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to advance the commercializing process of the Company’s Microfluidic technology and general corporate purposes.
The Units will be offered by way of a short form prospectus to be filed in all provinces of Canada except Quebec. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for funding its international expansion, accelerating the deployment of its technology and for working capital purposes. The Offering is expected to close on December 19, 2017 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and the applicable securities regulatory authorities.
The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release will not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor will there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
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ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD “Jack Regan”
Jack Regan: Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Director
About LexaGene Holdings Inc.
LexaGene is a biotechnology company developing the very first fully automated pathogen detection platform that is open-access. The open-access feature will empower end-users to target any pathogen of interest, as they can load their own real-time PCR assays onto the instrument for customized pathogen detection. End-users simply need to collect a sample, load it onto the instrument with a sample preparation cartridge, and press ‘go’. The instrument is expected to offer excellent sensitivity, specificity, and breadth of pathogen detection. The instrument will be able to process six samples at a time, in an on-demand fashion, returning results in about 1 hour. The company expects to sell its technology in the food safety, veterinary diagnostics, water quality monitoring, and aquaculture pathogen surveillance markets.
The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release. 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. This news release contains forward-looking information, which involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual events to differ materially from current expectation. Important factors — including the availability of funds, the results of financing efforts, the success of technology development efforts, the cost to procure critical parts, performance of the instrument, market acceptance of the technology, regulatory acceptance, and licensing issues — that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations as disclosed in the Company’s documents filed from time to time on SEDAR (see www.sedar.com). Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The company disclaims any intention or obligation, except to the extent required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.