BURLINGTON, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rapid Dose Therapeutics Corp. (“RDT”), (CSE: DOSE), a Canadian biotechnology company leveraging an innovative, proprietary oral delivery platform, today announced that it plans to complete a private placement financing (the “Financing”) for up to $5,000,000 of gross proceeds, consisting of up to 5,000 units (the “Units”) at a price of $1,000 per Unit. Each Unit will consist of $1,000 principal amount of unsecured convertible notes (the “Notes”) and 100 common share purchase warrants of the Company (the “Warrants”).
All Notes will have a maturity date of 24 months from the closing date and will bear interest from their date of issue at 10.0% per annum, payable quarterly in arrears. A further 2% per annum interest payment will be made annually in cash or in common shares of the Company (“Common Shares”) as determined by the Company. During the second year of the two-year term of the Notes, the Company may prepay all or any portion of each of the Notes with an early termination fee payable to each noteholder of 1% of the amount of the principal prepayment of the Note.
The Notes will be convertible, at the option of the holders at any time prior to maturity, into Common Shares at a conversion price of $0.40 per Common Share. Each Warrant may be exercised for one Common Share at a price of $0.40 per Common Share for a term of 24 months from the closing date. All securities issued on the Financing will be subject to a four month hold from the date of closing.
The Company intends to use the proceeds from the Financing to continue its research and development of oral thin films embedded with vaccines and mRNA as the active ingredients, to finance capital expansion projects for specific revenue streams, for working capital supporting revenue streams coming on line and costs and fees for the Financing.
Meadowbank Asset Management Inc. (“Meadowbank”) will act as lead broker in the Financing. Fees payable to Meadowbank or other authorized dealers or finders will be cash of 8.0% of the gross proceeds raised and broker warrants equal to 8% of such gross proceeds (the “Broker Warrants”). Each Broker Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to acquire one Common Share at a price of $0.40 per share for a term of 24 months from the closing date.
Mark Upsdell, CEO of Rapid Dose Therapeutics stated “The Company’s commitment to the activities and strategic relationships required for the ongoing and accelerating development of the vaccine strip provides an important opportunity for the Company to make a significant difference in the wellbeing of people in all parts of the world. Our revenue generating agreements now in place provide the cash flow to support the cost of maintaining the debt instruments to maturity. The value of this type of financing for shareholders is that it provides the cash resources required during this stage of the Company’s development while minimizing the dilutive impact of traditional equity raises.”
About Rapid Dose Therapeutics Corp.
Rapid Dose Therapeutics is a Canadian biotechnology company revolutionizing drug delivery through innovation. The Company’s flagship product QuickStrip™ is a thin, orally dissolvable film, that can be infused with an infinite list of active ingredients, including nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and vaccines, that are delivered quickly into the bloodstream, resulting in rapid onset of the active ingredient. For more information about the Company, visit www.rapid-dose.com.
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