HALIFAX, Nova Scotia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Appili Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: APLI) (the “Company” or “Appili”) is pleased to announce today that it has priced its previously announced overnight marketed offering of equity securities (the "Offering"). Pursuant to the Offering, Appili will issue 8,434,000 units of the Company ("Units") at a price of C$0.83 per Unit (the “Offering Price”) for gross proceeds of C$7,000,220. Each Unit is comprised of one Class A common share of the Company (a "Common Share") and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant is exercisable at a price of C$1.10 and entitles the holder thereof to acquire one Common Share for a period of 3 years following the date of the closing of the Offering (the “Closing Date”).
The Offering will be conducted on a best efforts agency basis pursuant to the terms and conditions of an agency agreement to be entered into between the Company and a syndicate of agents lead by Bloom Burton Securities Inc. (the “Lead Agent”) and including iA Private Wealth Inc., Leede Jones Gable Inc., Research Capital Corporation, and Richardson Wealth Limited (collectively with the Lead Agent, the “Agents”). In connection with the Offering, the Agents will be paid a cash commission equal to 7.0% of the gross proceeds of the Offering and will be issued that number of non-transferable broker warrants (“Broker Warrants”) equal to 7.0% of the number of Units sold in the Offering). Each Broker Warrant will be exercisable to acquire one Common Share at the Offering Price for a period of 24 months from the Closing Date.
The Company expects the Closing Date to occur on or about October 14, 2021. The Offering is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions, including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals (including, for certainty, the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange).
The Offering is to be effected by way of a prospectus supplement to Appili’s base shelf prospectus dated September 19, 2019 (collectively, the “Prospectus Supplement”). The Prospectus Supplement will be filed in each Province of Canada (other than Quebec) and a copy of the Prospectus Supplement will be available under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com. This news release does not provide full disclosure of all material facts relating to the Units. Investors should read the Prospectus Supplement for disclosure of those facts, especially risk factors relating to the Offering, before making an investment decision.
The net proceeds of the Offering will be used primarily towards funding research and development activities for oral COVID-19 antiviral candidate Avigan®/ReeqonusTM (favipiravir), including costs associated Appili’s global Phase 3 trial evaluating Avigan/Reeqonus for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 (PREventing SEvere COVID-19; PRESECO). Net proceeds of the Offering will also be used to support business development initiatives to expand the Company’s portfolio of programs, as well as fund development costs for the Company’s other product candidates, including the ATI-2307 antifungal program, and for working capital and general corporate purposes. Details as to the specific allocation of the proceeds will be disclosed in the Prospectus Supplement.
The securities described herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws, and accordingly, may not be offered or sold to, or for the account or benefit of, persons in the United States or U.S. persons (as each such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act), except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities requirements or pursuant to exemptions therefrom. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Corporation’s securities to, or for the account or benefit of, persons in the United States or U.S. Persons.
About Appili Therapeutics
Appili Therapeutics is an infectious disease biopharmaceutical company that is purposefully built, portfolio-driven, and people-focused to fulfill its mission of solving life-threatening infections. By systematically identifying urgent infections with unmet needs, Appili’s goal is to strategically develop a pipeline of novel therapies to prevent deaths and improve lives. As part of a global consortium, Appili is sponsoring late-stage clinical trials evaluating the antiviral Avigan/Reeqonus for the worldwide treatment and prevention of COVID-19. The Company is also advancing a diverse range of anti-infectives, including a broad-spectrum antifungal, a vaccine candidate to eliminate a serious biological weapon threat, and two novel antibiotic programs. Led by a proven management team, Appili is at the epicenter of the global fight against infection. For more information, visit www.AppiliTherapeutics.com.
Forward looking statements
This news release contains “forward-looking statements”, including with respect to the proposed terms of the Offering, the anticipated closing date and the proposed use of proceeds. Wherever possible, words such as “may,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “will,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “potential for” and similar expressions have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations of the Company’s management for future growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and opportunities and involve significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, without limitation, those listed in the annual information form of the Company dated June 23, 2021 and the other filings made by the Company with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities (which may be viewed at www.sedar.com). Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. These factors should be considered carefully, and prospective investors should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to revise forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.