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MONTREAL, Dec. 1, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - LGC Capital Ltd. (TSXV: LG) ("LGC") is pleased to announce that it has raised gross proceeds of $2,980,773 at a first closing of its previously-announced private placement by issuing 19,871,822 units at a price of $0.15 per unit. LGC expects to hold a final closing for the balance of 5,647,326 units ($847,099) by Wednesday, December 6, which will bring the total amount raised in the private placement to $3,827,872. The units were sold to "accredited investors" in Canada and internationally.
Each of the units is comprised of one common share and one common share purchase warrant; each warrant entitles its holder to acquire one additional LGC common share at a price of $0.25 for a period of 18 months from the closing date of the private placement. In the event that the volume weighted average trading price of LGC's shares on the TSX Venture Exchange for a period of ten consecutive trading days is at least $0.30, LGC will be entitled to send a notice to the holders of the warrants accelerating the expiry date of the warrants to a date not less than 30 days after the date of such notice.
As previously announced, LGC will use the net proceeds from the private placement to meet its obligations within LGC's current cannabis investment portfolio and for working capital.
At the first closing, LGC paid cash commissions to various securities dealers in an aggregate amount of $127,624, representing 5% of the proceeds from the sale of units sold through such dealers. In addition, LGC issued an aggregate of 850,828 "broker warrants" to such dealers, representing an amount equal to 5% of the number of units sold through them. Each of the "broker warrants" entitles its holder to purchase one additional unit at a price of $0.15 for a period of 18 months from the closing date of the private placement.
The securities issued at the first closing are subject to a "hold period" which expires on April 2, 2018.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, and these securities will not be offered or sold in any jurisdiction in which their offer or sale would be unlawful. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), or any state securities laws of the United States. Accordingly, these securities will not be offered or sold to persons within the United States unless an exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act and applicable state securities laws is available.
LGC Capital Ltd. is a Canadian incorporated public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV: LG). LGC's objective is to become a diversified business group with core business divisions that provide shareholders with exposure to a diverse range of businesses, products and services.
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SOURCE LGC Capital Ltd
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