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, is pleased that its previously announced (see January 24th News Release) $2 million brokered private placement financing (the "Offering"), led by lead agent Newport Private Wealth Inc. ("Newport"), has closed subject to receipt of the TSX Venture Exchange's final acceptance. In connection with the Offering, the Company issued a total of 5,050,000 units at a price of $0.40 per unit, for total gross proceeds of $2,020,000. Each unit consisted of one common share and one-half common share purchase warrant (the "Units"). Each whole share purchase warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional common share at a price of $0.80 per share, for a period of 3 years following the closing date of the Offering. In accordance with applicable securities laws, the securities issued in connection with the Offering are subject to a minimum four month hold period.
Newport is entitled to receive a commission of 3% of the gross proceeds of the Offering and broker warrants in an amount equal to 3% of the gross proceeds of the Officering. In addition, all brokers, including Newport, are entitled to receive a finders fee of 5% of the total funds raised by each individual broker and an broker warrant equal to 5% of the total funds raised by each individual broker.
"This transaction further strengthens our balance sheet and allows us to finance our manufacturing and inventory to match demand, as well as to expand our sales and marketing efforts across Canada and the United States." said Gerald Slemko, Chief Executive Officer of Annidis Corporation.
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