PreMD Announces Private Placement



    TORONTO, March 21 /CNW/ - Predictive medicine company PreMD Inc. (TSX:
PMD; Amex:   PME) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with
Midsummer Investment, Ltd. with respect to a private placement. Several
additional existing institutional investors have also agreed to participate.
Under the terms of the private placement, PreMD will sell approximately
2.9 million units at a price of Cdn. $1.33 per unit, each unit consisting of
one common share and one half of one common share purchase warrant, for gross
proceeds of up to Cdn. $3.89 million. Each whole warrant shall be exercisable
at a price of Cdn.$1.66 per share for a period of three years from the closing
date. The proceeds from the private placement are to be used for general
corporate purposes.
    The closing of the private placement is subject to certain conditions
including receipt of approval to the private placement from the American Stock
Exchange. PreMD expects that closing will occur on or about March 30, 2007.
    "I am pleased by the ongoing support from our shareholders as we continue
to make progress on a number of fronts," said Dr. Brent Norton, President and
Chief Executive Officer of PreMD. "Following our reacquiring the rights to the
PREVU technology, we have been actively evaluating multiple sales and
distribution options including having discussions with potential partners. In
addition, we are poised to better capture the potential of the PREVU product
line, including the use of PREVU(*)LT for the insurance industry, as well as the
possibility for an expanded claim for PREVU(*)POC based on our PASA data, which
we expected to be reported shortly. We remain focused on expanding the market
for our existing products while advancing our pipeline of products in
development."
    The common shares to be issued at closing and the shares issuable upon
exercise of the warrants will be subject to a Canadian statutory hold period
for four months and a day after the closing date. In addition, the common
shares to be issued at closing and the shares issuable upon exercise of the
warrants have not been registered with the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission (the "SEC") or the securities commission of any state in
reliance upon one or more exemptions from the securities registration
requirements pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "US
Securities Act"), and, accordingly, may not be offered or sold except pursuant
to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act or pursuant to
an available exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the
registration requirements of the US Securities Act and in accordance with
applicable state securities laws.
    PreMD has also agreed to prepare, and use its commercially reasonable
best efforts to file with the SEC on or before the date which is 120 days
after the closing date of the transaction, a registration statement (the
"Registration Statement") covering the resale of all of the common shares
issuable at closing and the common shares issuable upon exercise of the
warrants (the "Registrable Securities"). PreMD has agreed to use its
commercially reasonable best efforts to cause the Registration Statement to be
declared effective under the Securities Act as promptly as possible after the
filing of the Registration Statement, and shall use its commercially
reasonable best efforts to keep the Registration Statement continuously
effective under the Securities Act until all Registrable Securities have been
sold or may be sold without volume restrictions pursuant to Rule 144(k). PreMD
is subject to material penalties if it is unable to fulfill these obligations
pursuant to a registration Rights Agreement associated with this financing.

    About PreMD
    PreMD Inc. is a world leader in predictive medicine, dedicated to
developing rapid, non-invasive tests for the early detection of
life-threatening diseases. PreMD's cardiovascular products are branded as
PREVU(*) Skin Sterol Test. The company's cancer tests include ColorectAlert(TM),
LungAlert(TM) and a breast cancer test. PreMD's head office is located in
Toronto, and its research and product development facility is at McMaster
University in Hamilton, Ontario. For further information, please visit
www.premdinc.com.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements
involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause the
Company's actual results to differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among
others, the successful development or marketing of the Company's products, the
competitiveness of the Company's products if successfully commercialized, the
lack of operating profit and availability of funds and resources to pursue R&D
projects, the successful and timely completion of clinical studies, product
liability, reliance on third-party manufacturers, the ability of the Company
to take advantage of business opportunities, uncertainties related to the
regulatory process, and general changes in economic conditions.
    In addition, while the Company routinely obtains patents for its products
and technology, the protection offered by the Company's patents and patent
applications may be challenged, invalidated or circumvented by our competitors
and there can be no guarantee of our ability to obtain or maintain patent
protection for our products or product candidates.
    Investors should consult the Company's quarterly and annual filings with
the Canadian and U.S. securities commissions for additional information on
risks and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements. Investors
are cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. PreMD is
providing this information as of the date of this press release and does not
undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in
this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    (*) Trademark

    %SEDAR: 00007927E          %CIK: 0001179083




For further information:

For further information: Brent Norton, President and CEO, Tel: (416)
222-3449 ext. 22, Email: bnorton@premdinc.com; Ron Hosking, Chief Financial
Officer, Tel: (416) 222-3449 ext. 24, Email: rhosking@premdinc.com

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