Helix BioPharma Closes $11.0 Million Private Placement


    


    
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<p>AURORA, Ontario, <span class="xn-chron">Aug. 6</span> /CNW/ -- Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX, FSE: "HBP" / Pink Sheets:   HXBPF) today announced that it has closed a private placement of 4,530,000 units at <span class="xn-money">$2.43</span> per unit.</p>
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<p>Each unit consists of one common share and one common share purchase warrant, with each common share purchase warrant entitling the holder to purchase, subject to adjustment, one common share of the Company at a price of <span class="xn-money">$3.402</span> for up to three years after the closing date of the private placement.  Net proceeds after expenses are expected to be approximately <span class="xn-money">$9.5 million</span> and will be used for working capital, primarily to support the Company's expanding clinical trial initiatives.</p>
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<p>As a result of the placement, <span class="xn-person">Mr. Zbigniew Lobacz</span> has become an "insider" of Helix as he now holds more than 10% of Helix's outstanding common shares.  A separate news release is being issued by him in connection with this placement.</p>
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<p>The securities offered will not be and have not been registered under the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws of any state of the <span class="xn-location">United States</span>, and may not be offered or sold in the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> or to a U.S. person absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.  The distribution of the securities offered is exempted from provincial securities laws in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>.</p>
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    About Helix BioPharma Corp.
    
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<p>Helix BioPharma Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on cancer therapy. The Company is actively developing innovative products for the prevention and treatment of cancer based on its proprietary technologies.  Helix's product development initiatives include its Topical Interferon Alpha- 2b and its novel L-DOS47 new drug candidate. Helix is listed on the TSX under the symbol "HBP".  For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.helixbiopharma.com">www.helixbiopharma.com</a>.</p>
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<p>For further information contact:</p>
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      Robert Flamm, Ph.D.
      Russo Partners, LLC
      Tel: (212) 845-4226
      Email: robert.flamm@russopartnersllc.com
      www.russopartnersllc.com



    
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<p>This News Release contains certain forward-looking statements and information regarding Helix BioPharma Corp. ("Helix" or the "Company"), its proposed use of proceeds of the private placement and its development activities, which statements and information can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as "will", "expanding" and "developing".  Helix's actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements and information as a result of numerous risk factors, including without limitation,  the risk that that proceeds of the placement may be used for purposes other than those currently intended; research & development risks, which may result in the Company's termination of either or both of its current product development programs; and Helix's continuing need for additional future capital to carry on its business.  Such risks and uncertainties, and others affecting the Company, are more fully described in the Company's latest MD&A, Form 20-F, and other reports filed with the Canadian Securities Regulatory Authorities and the U.S. S.E.C. from time to time at <a href="http://www.sedar.com">www.sedar.com</a>, and <a href="http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml">www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml</a>, respectively.  Forward-looking statements and information are based on the beliefs, assumptions, opinions and expectations of Helix's management at the time they are made, and Helix does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement or information should those beliefs, assumptions, opinions or expectations change, except as required by law.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Robert Flamm, Ph.D., Russo Partners, LLC, +1-212-845-4226, robert.flamm@russopartnersllc.com Web Site: http://www.helixbiopharma.com

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