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TORONTO, CANADA — (February 4, 2019) – Antibe Therapeutics Inc. (“Antibe” or the “Company”) (TSXV: ATE, OTCQB: ATBPF), a leader in developing safer therapeutics for pain and inflammation, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Bloom Burton Securities Inc., on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters including Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. and Dominick Capital Corporation (collectively, the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis, 20,000,000 units of the Company (the “Units”) at a price of $0.25 per Unit (the “Offering Price”), for aggregate gross proceeds of $5,000,000 (the “Offering”). Each Unit will be comprised of one common share of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each full warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.35 for a period 36 months.
“This strategic financing will allow us to fund additional development activities for ATB-346 that set the stage for Phase 3 development and fulfill key requirements for regulatory progression and approval,” commented Dan Legault, CEO of Antibe. “This should strengthen our position as we advance global partnering discussions later this year in an effort to fully monetize ATB-346 for shareholders.”
The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to fund research and development activities, including but not limited to, ATB-346’s clinical development, regulatory consulting fees, working capital needs and other general corporate purposes.
The Company has granted the Underwriters an over-allotment option (the “Over-Allotment Option”), at the Underwriters’ sole discretion, to purchase up to 3,000,000 Units at the Offering Price, exercisable in whole or in part up to 30 days following closing of the Offering.
The Units will be offered by way of a short form prospectus to be filed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. The Units may be sold in such other jurisdictions as the Company and the Underwriters may agree.
Closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or about February 26, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions, including, without limitation, receipt of applicable regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
A preliminary short form prospectus containing important information relating to the securities described in this document has not yet been filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia. Copies of the preliminary short form prospectus may be obtained from Bloom Burton Securities Inc., 65 Front Street East, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1B5, Email: email@example.com. There will not be any sale or any acceptance of an offer to buy the securities until a receipt for the final short form prospectus has been issued. This news release does not provide full disclosure of all material facts relating to the securities offered. Investors should read the preliminary short form prospectus, final short form prospectus and any amendment, for disclosure of those facts, especially risk factors relating to the securities offered, before making an investment decision.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the Units in any jurisdiction, nor will there be any offer or sale of the Units in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The Units have not and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any U.S. state securities laws and, therefore, may not be offered or sold to, or for the benefit or account of, persons within the United States or “U.S. persons” (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) except pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
About Antibe Therapeutics Inc.
Antibe develops safer medicines for pain and inflammation. Antibe’s technology involves linking a hydrogen sulfide-releasing molecule to an existing drug to produce a patented, improved medicine. Antibe’s lead drug ATB-346 targets the global need for a safer drug for chronic pain and inflammation. ATB-352, the second drug in Antibe’s pipeline, targets the urgent global need for a safer, non-addictive analgesic for treating severe acute pain, while ATB-340 is a GI-safe derivative of aspirin. www.antibethera.com
Antibe’s subsidiary, Citagenix Inc. (“Citagenix”), is a leader in the sales and marketing of tissue regenerative products servicing the orthopedic and dental marketplaces. Since its inception in 1997, Citagenix has become an important source of knowledge and experience for bone regeneration in the Canadian medical device industry. Citagenix is active in 15 countries, operating in Canada through its direct sales teams, and internationally via a network of distributor partnerships. www.citagenix.com
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This news release includes certain forward-looking statements, which may include, but are not limited to, the growth of product sales, engaging new distributors and independent representatives, the completion of financing transactions and the licensing and development of drugs and medical devices. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions “will”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “propose” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this news release. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in this news release include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to secure additional financing, its inability to execute its business strategy and successfully compete in the market, and risks associated with drug and medical device development generally. Antibe Therapeutics Inc. assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law.
Antibe Therapeutics Inc.
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