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OTTAWA, March 5, 2020 /CNW/ - Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. ("Tetra" or the "Corporation") (TSXV: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF), is pleased to announce that, in connection with its previously announced short form prospectus offering (the "Offering") of units of the Corporation (the "Units") for aggregate gross proceeds of $15,500,009, Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. ("Echelon"), who acted as sole underwriter and sole book runner in connection with the Offering, has exercised its over-allotment option in full, and an additional 4,386,795 Units were issued today representing additional gross proceeds of $2,325,001.35.
Each Unit consists of one common share of the Corporation (each, a "Common Share") and one common share purchase warrant (each, a "Warrant"), with each Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at a price of $0.75 until February 13, 2023.
On closing of the exercise of the over-allotment option, Echelon was paid an additional commission comprised of a cash fee in the amount of $162,750.09 and was issued an aggregate of 307,075 Warrants. Each such Warrant is exercisable for one Common Share at a price of $0.75 until February 13, 2023.
The Corporation intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to continue the development of its clinical program aimed at bringing novel drugs and treatments to patients and their healthcare providers, and for working capital and general corporate purposes.
The securities mentioned herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy the securities in the United States, in any province or territory of Canada or in any other jurisdiction. There shall be no sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy or sale would be unlawful.
About Tetra Bio-Pharma
Tetra Bio-Pharma (TSX-V:TBP) (OTCQB:TBPMF) is a biopharmaceutical leader in cannabinoid-based drug discovery and development with a Health Canada approved, and FDA reviewed, clinical program aimed at bringing novel prescription drugs and treatments to patients and their healthcare providers. The Company has several subsidiaries engaged in the development of an advanced and growing pipeline of Bio Pharmaceuticals, Natural Health and Veterinary Products containing cannabis and other medicinal plant-based elements. With patients at the core of what we do, Tetra Bio-Pharma is focused on providing rigorous scientific validation and safety data required for inclusion into the existing bio pharma industry by regulators, physicians and insurance companies.
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Some statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company to obtain sufficient financing to execute the Company's business plan; competition; regulation and anticipated and unanticipated costs and delays, the success of the Company's research and development strategies, including the success of this product or any other product, the applicability of the discoveries made therein, the successful and timely completion and uncertainties related to the regulatory process, the timing of clinical trials, the timing and outcomes of regulatory or intellectual property decisions and other risks disclosed in the Company's public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake an obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities legislation.
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For further information: Visit: www.tetrabiopharma.com or contact Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. at: Investor Contact: Bruce Mackle, LifeSci Advisors LLC, (646) 889-1200, [email protected]; Media Contact: Andrew Mielach, LifeSci Public Relations, (646) 876-5868, [email protected]; Canada: Carol Levine, Energi PR, (514) 288-8500 ext. 226, [email protected]