OTTAWA, March 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Annidis Corporation (TSX-V:RHA), creator of the Annidis RHATM imaging technology that assists eye-care professionals screen, detect, diagnose and manage ocular diseases, today announced that it has entered into agreements with the holders of certain secured convertible debentures (the "Debentures") in Annidis Health Systems Corp. (Annidis Corporation's wholly owned operating subsidiary) which come due April 1, 2012, to settle the $600,000 in principal and $242,957 in accrued interest outstanding under the Debentures by way of issuing units in the capital of Annidis Corporation. Each unit will consist of one common share in the capital of Annidis Corporation ("Common Share") and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant ("Warrant") and will be issued at a price of $0.40 per unit (the "Units"). Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional Common Share at a price of $0.80 per Common Share, for a period of 3 years following the date of issuance. In settlement of the outstanding Debentures, Annidis Corporation will issue a total of 2,107,392 Common Shares and 1,053,696 Warrants. Completion of the settlement of the outstanding Debentures is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
In accordance with applicable securities laws, the securities issued pursuant to the settlement of the outstanding Debentures are subject to a hold period of four months plus one day from the date of issuance.
"The holders' decision to convert at this time demonstrates their confidence in the Company's ability to execute on its aggressive sales and marketing strategy to expand market presence across the United States and Canada," said Gerald Slemko, the Chief Executive Officer of Annidis. "We would further like to thank all of the convertible debenture holders who have confidently supported the Company since the April of 2009."
About Annidis Corporation
Annidis (TSX-V:RHA) is dedicated to researching and developing instrumentation to assist in the early detection and monitoring of diseases of the eye. The Company's RHATM is an ocular pathology management system that integrates advanced multi-spectral imaging and analytic software for early detection and management of ocular pathologies such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. The RHA system is the result of a multiyear research and development effort by the Annidis team in collaboration with leading eye care professionals and researchers in Canada including the Ottawa Eye Institute, Toronto Western Hospital and numerous optometric clinics in Ontario.
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For further information:
Gerald Slemko, CEO
(416) 815-0700 ext. 264