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Devonian Announces Closing of a Private Placement of $1.2 Million
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QUEBEC, June 6, 2023 – Devonian Health Group Inc. (“Devonian” or the “Corporation”) (TSXV: GSD; OTCQB: DVHGF), a clinical stage botanical pharmaceutical corporation, focused on developing a unique portfolio of botanical pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical products, is pleased to announce that it has closed its non-brokered previously announced private placement for aggregate gross proceeds of $1,199,664.75 (the “Offering”). The Offering consisted of the issuance of 7 997 765 units of the Corporation (the “Units”) at a price of $0.15 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one subordinate voting share of the Corporation (a “Share”) and one Share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Share at an exercise price of $0.20 per Share for a period of 24 months from the date of issuance thereof.
The proceeds of the Offering will mainly be used to finance the preparation of clinical study programs for Thykamine™ in particular the phase 2/3 program in pediatric atopic dermatitis, the phase 2 programs in radiodermatitis associated with radiotherapy and in Hand and Foot Syndrome and associated with chemotherapy and also for working capital relating to the general and administrative expenses of the Corporation.
No finder’s fees were paid in connection with this Offering. The Shares and the Warrants issued pursuant to this Offering are subject to a restricted hold period of four months and one day, ending on October 7, 2023, under applicable Canadian securities laws. The Offering remains subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Under the Offering, insiders of the Corporation, more specifically directors and officers of the Corporation, collectively subscribed for a total of 800,000 Units for a total consideration of $120,000 which constitutes a “related party transaction” within the meaning of Regulation 61‐101 respecting Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“Regulation 61-101”) and TSXV Policy 5.9 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transaction. However, the directors of the Corporation who voted in favour of the Offering have determined, based on advice from counsel and management, that the exemptions from formal valuation and minority approval requirements provided for respectively under subsections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of Regulation 61-101 can be relied on as neither the fair market value of the Units issued to insiders nor the fair market value of the consideration paid exceed 25% of the Corporation’s market capitalization. None of the Corporation’s directors has expressed any contrary views or disagreements with respect to the foregoing. A material change report in respect of this related party transaction will be filed by the Corporation, but could not be filed earlier than 21 days prior to the closing of the Offering due to the fact that the terms of the participation of each of the non-related parties and the related parties in the Offering were not confirmed.
Devonian Health Group Inc. is a late-stage botanical pharmaceutical corporation with novel therapeutic approaches to targeting unmet medical needs. Devonian’s core strategy is to develop prescription botanical drugs from plant materials and algae for the treatment of inflammatory-autoimmune diseases including but not limited to ulcerative colitis and atopic dermatitis. Based on a foundation of over 15 years of research, Devonian’s focus is further supported by a US-FDA set of regulatory guidelines favouring a more efficient drug development pathway for prescription botanical drug products over those of traditional prescription medicines.
Devonian is also involved in the development of high-value cosmeceutical products leveraging the same proprietary approach employed with their pharmaceutical offerings. Devonian Health Group Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Québec, Canada where it owns a state-of-the art extraction facility with full traceability ‘from the seed to the pill’. Acquired in 2018, Altius Healthcare Inc., its commercialization subsidiary, brings opportunities for further diversification and growth potential. Devonian is traded publicly on the Exchange (TSXV: GSD) and on OTCQB exchange (OTCQB: DVHGF).
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
All statements, other than statements of historical fact, contained in this press release including, but not limited to those relating to the intended use of proceeds, the final approval of the Exchange in connection with the Offering and generally, the above “About Devonian” paragraph, which essentially describes the Corporation’s outlook, constitute “forward-looking information” or “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of certain securities laws, and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as of the time of this press release.
Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Corporation as of the time of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. These estimates and assumptions may prove to be incorrect. Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can directly or indirectly affect, and could cause, actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that these assumptions will prove to be correct and there can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.
By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks exist that estimates, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved or that assumptions do not reflect future experience. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management’s expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as a number of important risk factors and future events could cause the actual outcomes to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, anticipations, estimates, assumptions and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and those made in our other filings with the applicable securities regulators of Canada. The Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable law.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) and may not be offered or sold to, or for the account or benefit of, persons in the United States or U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. “United States” and “U.S. person” are as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act.
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Mr. Pierre J. Montanaro
President and Chief Executive Officer
Devonian Health Group inc.
Telephone: (450) 434-9709