Labopharm settles $1 million draw down under standby equity distribution agreement
In accordance with the terms of the SEDA, the common shares were issued at a discount of 5% to the volume weighted average price (VWAP) on the
Following the completion of the issuance of shares to YA, Labopharm has 57,938,529 shares outstanding.
In connection with the draw down, Labopharm has filed a prospectus supplement to its short-form base shelf prospectus and registration statement to qualify the shares issued to YA. Copies of the final short-form base shelf prospectus, registration statement and prospectus supplement have been filed with SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and EDGAR (www.sec.gov) or may be obtained upon request to the Labopharm contact information below.
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About Labopharm Inc.
Labopharm is an emerging leader in optimizing the performance of existing small molecule drugs using its proprietary controlled-release technologies. The Company's lead product, a unique once-daily formulation of tramadol, is now available in 17 countries around the world, including the U.S.,
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company's current expectations regarding future events. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual events could differ materially from those projected herein and depend on a number of factors, including the uncertainties related to the regulatory process in various countries for the approval of the Company's products and the successful commercialization of the products throughout the world if they are approved. Investors should consult the Company's ongoing quarterly filings and annual reports for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to these forward-looking statements. The reader is cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.For further information: At Labopharm: Mark D'Souza, Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Tel: (450) 686-0207; At The Equicom Group: Lawrence Chamberlain, Media and Investor Relations, Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 257, firstname.lastname@example.org; French: Joe Racanelli, Tel: (514) 844-7997, email@example.com