Neovasc announces filing of shelf prospectus and application to list on NASDAQ

TSX Venture Exchange: NVC

VANCOUVER, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Neovasc Inc. (TSXV: NVC) ("Neovasc" or the "Company") today announced that it has filed a preliminary short form base shelf prospectus with securities regulatory authorities in Canada and a corresponding shelf registration statement on Form F-10 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the U.S./Canada Multijurisdictional Disclosure System.

The base shelf prospectus will allow Neovasc to offer up to U.S.$200,000,000 of common shares, preferred shares, debt securities, subscription receipts, units and warrants from time to time over a 25-month period after Canadian securities regulatory authorities have issued a receipt for the final short form base shelf prospectus.

The shelf registration statement filed today with the SEC has not yet become effective. No securities may be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualifications under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

The Company has also applied to list its common shares on the NASDAQ Capital Market (the "Nasdaq"). Such listing is dependent upon the Company meeting all of the necessary listing requirements of the Nasdaq.

A copy of the shelf registration statement, including the related prospectus, may be obtained from Chris Clark, Chief Financial Officer, at Neovasc's address at 2135-13700 Mayfield Place, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, V6V 2E4.

About Neovasc Inc.
Neovasc is a specialty medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets products for the rapidly growing cardiovascular marketplace.  Its products include the Tiara™ technology in development for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease, the Neovasvc Reducer™ for the treatment of refractory angina and a line of advanced biological tissue products that are used as key components in third-party medical products including transcatheter heart valves.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

Statements contained herein that are not based on historical or current fact, including without limitation statements containing the words "anticipates," "believes," "may," "continues," "estimates," "expects," and "will" and words of similar import, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, events or developments to be materially different from any future results, events or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following: the ability of the Company to successfully close a financing pursuant to the base shelf prospectus  or shelf registration statement, general economic and business conditions, both nationally and in the regions in which the Company operates; history of losses and lack of and uncertainty of revenues, ability to obtain required financing, receipt of regulatory approval of product candidates, ability to properly integrate newly acquired businesses, technology changes; competition; changes in business strategy or development plans; the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; existing governmental regulations and changes in, or the failure to comply with, governmental regulations; liability and other claims asserted against the Company; and other factors referenced in the Company's filings with Canadian securities regulators. Although the Company believes that expectations conveyed by the forward-looking statements are reasonable based on the information available to it on the date such statements were made, no assurances can be given as to the future results, approvals or achievements. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as otherwise required by applicable law.

SOURCE Neovasc Inc.

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Corporate contact: 
Neovasc Inc.
Chris Clark 
604 248-4138 
cclark@neovasc.com

U.S. media & investor contact:
BLL Partners, LLC
Barbara Lindeim
212 584-2276
blindheim@bllbiopartners.com