OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) - PharmaGap Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GAP)(OTCBB:PHRGF) ("PharmaGap" or "the Company") announced today that it has received further subscriptions for the final closing of the previously announced private offering of equity units (the "Units") in the amount of $198,440, bringing the gross aggregate amount for the full private placement to $1,034,165. A total of 1,804,000 units will be issued in the final closing at a price of $0.11 per Unit, bringing the total number of Units issued in the full private placement to 9,401,500. The final subscription amount exceeds the originally announced goal of the private placement by 310,591 Units and $34,165. Each Unit consists of one common share and one warrant to purchase one common share at an exercise price of $0.16 per common share with a two year warrant term. The final closing of this private placement, anticipated to occur later today, is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and the shares and warrants issued pursuant to the private placement are restricted from trading for four months from the date of closing.
In connection with this final closing, $10,490 in cash fees and 95,360 broker warrants will be paid to Northern Securities Inc. Total cash fees for the full private placement amount to $86,258 ($26,308 to Northern Securities Inc., and $58,950 to individuals dealing at arm's length to the Company) Total broker warrants for the full private placement amount to 239,160, all to Northern Securities Inc. Broker warrants are issued on the same terms and conditions as the warrants included in the Units.
The private placement initially announced on February 24, 2011 has now been completed and no further Units will be issued pursuant to this placement.
In order to facilitate the placement, SC Stormont Holdings Inc. ("Stormont"), a company owned by PharmaGap's Chairman, Mr. Roderick M. Bryden, has agreed to enter into Securities Lending Agreements with investors who so request to provide free-trading shares in exchange for the shares acquired in this placement which are restricted from trading for a period of four months from the issue date.
Mr. Robert C. McInnis, President and Chief Executive Officer of PharmaGap, said "I am extremely pleased that our shareholder base has responded to this private placement by exceeding our initial target placement expectations. These funds will allow us to move our clinical development program forward in the most efficient manner possible. I anticipate being able to provide development updates from this program on a more regular basis as elements of the program established by and now advancing under Dr. Ken Sokoll, our Vice President, Clinical Development and Chief Operating Officer, are completed over the remainder of the year."
About PharmaGap Inc.
PharmaGap Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GAP), based in Ottawa, ON, is a biotechnology company with a core focus on developing novel peptide therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. PharmaGap's GAP-107B8 is a novel peptide drug that has been shown to be highly cytotoxic to numerous cancer types, including chemo-resistant cancers, in vitro. For more information on PharmaGap please visit the Company's website at www.pharmagap.com.
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