NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATESToronto, OntarioAugust 19, 2016SQI Diagnostics Inc. (“SQI” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: SQD; OTCQX: SQIDF),
announced that it has successfully closed its previously announced rights offering (the “Rights Offering”), raising total gross proceeds of approximately $3,121,000.
The Company issued an aggregate of 11,557,833 common shares of the Company (“Common Shares”) at a subscription price of $0.27 per Common Share, representing 4,925,137 Common Shares issued pursuant to the basic subscription privilege, 5,000 Common Shares issued pursuant to the additional subscription privilege and 6,627,696 Common Shares issued to certain insiders pursuant to the stand-by purchase agreement.
After closing of the Rights Offering, there were 80,904,836 Common Shares issued and outstanding. Following closing, the stand-by purchasers own, directly or indirectly, or exercise control or direction over, approximately 50.31% of SQI’s Common Shares.
SQI intends to use the net proceeds of the Rights Offering to fund the Company’s product commercialization programs, sales and marketing and for general working capital purposes.
About SQI Diagnostics
SQI Diagnostics is a life sciences and diagnostics company that develops clinical grade multiplexed microarray and molecular assays run on its automated instrumentation for the pharmaceutical research, animal health, and clinical diagnostics markets. SQI develops custom research and diagnostic assays that are multiplexed; meaning the simplification, consolidation and automation of many individual tests into one. This increases sample throughput, reduces time, cost and chance for human error, and provides excellent data quality. For more information, please visit sqidiagnostics.com.
Investor Relations contact:
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416.674.9500 ext. 229
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416.674.9500 ext. 277
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