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TORONTO, June 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Platform 9 Capital Corp. (TSXV:PN.P) (the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that it has completed an initial public offering of 3,353,000 common shares of the Corporation (the “Common Shares”) at a price of $0.10 per Common Share for gross proceeds of $335,300 (the "Offering"). The Corporation also closed a concurrent non-brokered private placement of 2,000,000 Common Shares at a price of $0.10 per Common Share for additional gross proceeds to the Corporation of $200,000 (the "Private Placement").
Following the closing of the Private Placement and Offering, a total of 9,423,000 Common Shares are issued and outstanding, of which 4,070,000 are currently held in escrow pursuant to the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange").
The current directors and officers of the Corporation are John Travaglini, Chief Executive Officer and a Director, Sandra Kosziwka, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, Paul Wood, Director, David Brown, Director, and Rajamohan Natarajan, Director. The net proceeds of the Private Placement and the Offering, together with proceeds from prior sales of Common Shares will be used by the Corporation to identify and evaluate assets or businesses for acquisition with a view to completing a "Qualifying Transaction" under the capital pool company program of the Exchange. The Corporation currently intends to pursue a Qualifying Transaction through the acquisition of a life sciences or emerging growth sector business.
Haywood Securities Inc. (the "Agent") acted as agent for the Offering. In connection with the Offering, the Corporation granted to the Agent non-transferable warrants to acquire up to an aggregate of 301,770 Common Shares at a price of $0.10 per Common Share at any time until June 28, 2020. The Agent also received a cash commission equal to 9% of the aggregate gross proceeds from the sale of the Common Shares under the Offering.
Upon the closing of the Offering, the Corporation also granted stock options to the directors and officers of the Corporation exercisable to acquire up to an aggregate of 750,000 Common Shares at any time until June 28, 2023 at a price of $0.10 per Common Share.
The Common Shares will commence trading on the Exchange today under the stock symbol "PN.P".
For further information please see the final prospectus of the Corporation dated May 17, 2018 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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Chief Executive Officer
The information in this news release includes certain information and statements about management's view of future events, expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward looking statements. These statements are based upon assumptions that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Because of these risks and uncertainties and as a result of a variety of factors, the actual results, expectations, achievements or performance may differ materially from those anticipated and indicated by these forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, the ability of the Corporation to complete a qualifying transaction. Any number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements as well as future results. Although the Corporation believes that the expectations reflected in forward looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that the expectations of any forward looking statements will prove to be correct. Except as required by law, the Corporation disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements to reflect actual results, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions, changes in factors affecting such forward looking statements or otherwise.
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