Resverlogix Closes $1.6 million Private Placement

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TSX Exchange Symbol: RVX

CALGARY, Aug. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Resverlogix Corp. ("Resverlogix" or the "Company") (TSX:RVX) today announced that it has closed its previously announced private placement of 1,765,307 units (the "Units") at a price of CAD$0.90 per Unit for gross proceeds of CAD$1,588,776 (the "Private Placement") to Eastern Capital Limited ("Eastern"). Each Unit was comprised of one common share of Resverlogix and 0.3 of a common share purchase warrant. Each full warrant is exercisable at a price of CAD$0.90 for a period of five years. The shares are subject to a four month hold period.

After giving effect to the Private Placement, Eastern holds 14,965,307 common shares of Resverlogix, representing approximately 19.4% of Resverlogix's issued and outstanding common shares. Eastern also holds 2,578,232 common share purchase warrants of Resverlogix.

The Private Placement was a related party transaction within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws as Eastern is an insider of the Company. The transaction was exempt from the formal valuation and minority approval requirements applicable to related party transactions on the basis that the value of the transaction was less than 25 percent of the Company's market capitalization. The Company did not file a material change report more than 21 days prior to closing as contemplated by the related party transaction requirements as the insider participation was only recently confirmed.

Resverlogix intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund research and development activities, general and administrative expenses, increased working capital and for other general corporate purposes.

The securities to be issued under the offering have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws, and accordingly, may not be offered or sold within the United States except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities requirements or pursuant to exemptions therefrom. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of Resverlogix's securities in the United States.

About Resverlogix

Resverlogix Corp. (TSX:RVX) is a clinical stage cardiovascular company developing compounds involving a therapeutic increase in ApoA-I. Resverlogix's RVX-208 is a first-in-class small molecule for the treatment of atherosclerosis and other chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer's disease. RVX-208 is the first BET bromodomain inhibitor in clinical trials. Resverlogix's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RVX). For further information please visit www.resverlogix.com. We can be followed on our blog at http://www.resverlogix.com/blog.

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Company Contacts:      
       
Donald J. McCaffrey
President and CEO
Resverlogix Corp.
Phone: 403-254-9252
Email: don@resverlogix.com
    Sarah Zapotichny
Director of Investor Relations
Resverlogix Corp.
Phone: 403-254-9252
Email: sarah@resverlogix.com
     

SOURCE Resverlogix Corp.