Kane Biotech Announces Closing of Private Placement Offering
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/14/09 -- Kane Biotech Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KNE) (the "Company"), a biotechnology company engaged in the development of products that prevent and disperse microbial biofilms, has closed its previously announced private placement offering (the "Offering") with aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of $250,000 from the sale of 3,571,429 units ("Units") at a price of $0.07 per Unit. Each Unit is comprised of one common share of the Company (a "Share") and one-half of one Share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). Each whole Warrant will expire 18 months from the date the Warrant is issued (the "Expiry Date") and will entitle the holder to purchase one Share at a price of $0.10 if purchased within 6 months from the date the Warrant is issued or $0.15 if purchased after 6 months up to the Expiry Date. The net proceeds of the Offering shall be used for research and development and working capital purposes. The Shares and Warrants will be restricted from transfer for a period of four months and a day from the date hereof in accordance with applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Certain persons assisted the Company by introducing potential subscribers for the Offering and were paid a finder's fee of up to 8% of the total subscription proceeds received from subscribers introduced to the Company by each particular person. Additionally, these persons were issued compensation warrants ("Compensation Warrants") up to 7% of the total number of Units subscribed for by subscribers introduced to the Company by each particular person. Each Compensation Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Share at a price of $0.07 for a period of 12 months from the date of issue.
The closing of the Offering is subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
About Kane Biotech Inc.
Kane Biotech is a biotechnology company engaged in the development of products to prevent and disperse biofilms. Biofilms develop when bacteria, and other microorganisms, form a protective matrix that acts as a shield against attack. When in a biofilm, bacteria become highly resistant to antibiotics, biocides, disinfectants, high temperatures and host immune responses. This resiliency contributes to human health problems such as recurrent urinary tract infections, medical device associated infections and tooth decay.
Kane Biotech uses a patent protected technology based on molecular mechanisms of biofilm formation and methods for finding compounds that inhibit or disrupt biofilms. The Company has evidence that this technology has potential to significantly improve the ability to prevent and/or destroy biofilms in several medical and industrial applications.
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian provincial securities legislation (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, our objectives, goals, targets, strategies, intentions, plans, beliefs, estimates and outlook, including, without limitation, our anticipated future operating results, and can, in some cases, be identified by the use of words such as "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "will," "may" and other similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements.
These statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management. Certain material factors or assumptions are applied in making forward-looking statements, and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these expectations include, among other things: Kane's early stage of development, lack of product revenues and history of operating losses, uncertainties related to clinical trials and product development, rapid technological change, uncertainties related to forecasts, competition, potential product liability, additional financing requirements and access to capital, unproven markets, supply of raw materials, income tax matters, management of growth, partnerships for development and commercialization of technology, effects of insurers' willingness to pay for products, system failures, dependence on key personnel, foreign currency risk, risks related to regulatory matters and risks related to intellectual property and other risks detailed from time to time in Kane's filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities, as well as Kane's ability to anticipate and manage the risks associated with the foregoing. Kane cautions that the foregoing list of important factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. When relying on Kane's forward-looking statements to make decisions with respect to Kane, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events.
These risks and uncertainties should be considered carefully and prospective investors should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, Kane cannot provide assurance that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Kane undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.
The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Contacts: Kane Biotech Inc. Gord Froehlich President & Chief Executive Officer 204-477-7592 204-453-1314 (FAX) email@example.com www.kanebiotech.com
Released May 14, 2009