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VANCOUVER, Feb. 7, 2017 /CNW/- RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. ("RepliCel" or the "Company") (OTCQB: REPCF) (TSXV: RP), a clinical stage regenerative medicine company focused on the development of autologous cell therapies, is pleased to announce that it has appointed a syndicate of agents co-led by Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. ("Echelon") and Haywood Securities Inc. ("Haywood"), with participation from Clarus Securities Inc. ("Clarus", together with Echelon and Haywood, the "Agents"), to undertake a brokered private placement (the "Offering"), on a commercially reasonable basis, of up to 1,600,000 units (each, a "Unit"), at a price of $1.25 per Unit.
Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company (each, a "Common Share") and one Common Share purchase warrant (each, a "Warrant"), with each Warrant entitling the holder to purchase one additional Common Share at a price of $2.00 per Common Share for a period of three (3) years from the closing of the Offering. Echelon will act as the sole bookrunner for the Offering.
All securities issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to a statutory hold period expiring four months and one day after closing of the Offering. Completion of the Offering is subject to a number of conditions, including, without limitation, entry into an agency agreement with the Agents and receipt of all regulatory approvals, including approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Proceeds of the Offering are anticipated to be used for clinical trials, research and development, device manufacturing and testing and general working capital.
None of the securities issued in connection with the Offering will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), and none of them may be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state where such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.
About RepliCel Life Sciences
RepliCel is a regenerative medicine company focused on developing autologous cell therapies that address conditions caused by a deficit of healthy cells required for normal healing and function. The Company's product pipeline is comprised of two ongoing clinical trials (RCT-01: tendon repair and RCS-01: skin rejuvenation) as well as its RCH-01: hair restoration product under exclusive license by Shiseido Company for certain Asian countries.
All product candidates are based on RepliCel's innovative technology, utilizing cell populations isolated from a patient's healthy hair follicles. The Company has also developed a proprietary injection device (RCI-02) optimized for the administration of its products and licensable for use with other dermatology applications. Please visit http://www.replicel.com for additional information.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This news release contains forward-looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward-looking information can include without limitation statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance of RepliCel, such as statements that RepliCel intends to undertake a private placement financing and the anticipated use of proceeds. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and RepliCel's plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information, including: (i) adverse market conditions; (ii) the inability of RepliCel to complete the private placement at all or on the terms announced; or (iii) the TSX Venture Exchange not approving the private placement. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Except as required by law, RepliCel does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.
SOURCE RepliCel Life Sciences Inc.
For further information: Lee Buckler, CEO and President, Telephone: 604-248-8693, [email protected]