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OrganiGram Announces Closing of Reverse Takeover and Concurrent Financings for $7.5 Million
|By Marketwired .
|August 25, 2014 07:30 AM EDT
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/25/14 -- OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OGI) (formerly, Inform Exploration Corp.) (TSX VENTURE: IX) (the "Company" or "Inform") is pleased to announce that it has, effective August 22, 2014, completed its acquisition (the "Acquisition") of all of the issued and outstanding securities of OrganiGram Inc. ("OGI"), a New Brunswick licensed producer of medical marihuana. The Company is now, through its wholly owned subsidiary OGI, engaged in the licensed production of medical marihuana.
The terms of the Acquisition, which was structured as a Reverse Takeover ("RTO") under the rules and policies of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSX-V"), were previously announced by the Company in a release dated June 13, 2014. The shareholders of OGI received common shares of the Company (the "Inform Shares") in exchange for their common shares of OGI (the "OGI Shares") on the basis of 34,500,000 Inform Shares issued at a deemed price of $0.85 per Inform Share in exchange for the 18,678,496 OGI Shares (the "Share Exchange") issued and outstanding. Immediately prior to the Share Exchange, the Company completed a consolidation of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of Inform (the "Consolidation") on a 1 to 0.8836 basis. The Company will resume trading on the TSX-V on August 25, 2014 under the symbol "OGI".
In connection with the Acquisition, the Company completed two brokered private placement financings (the "Brokered Financings") of common shares for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $4.3 million based on the sale of 5,058,172 shares at a price of $0.85 per share on a post-Consolidation basis. The Company engaged Jordan Capital Markets Inc. ("Jordan"), and Jacob Securities Inc. ("Jacob") to act as agents on a commercially reasonable efforts basis in connection with the Brokered Financings. As compensation for acting as agent, Jordan and Jacob each received a cash commission (the "Agent's Commission") equal to 6% of the gross proceeds raised (up to a maximum of $2.5 million), and compensation options (the "Agent's Options") entitling the agents to purchase shares (the "Agent's Shares") of the Company equal to 6% of the number of securities sold in the Brokered Financings (up to a maximum of $2.5 million), exercisable at a price of $1.00 per Agent's Share and expiring 12 months from closing of the Brokered Financings. The Agent's Options are subject to accelerated expiry, subsequent to the expiry of a 4 month and 1 day period from the closing of the Brokered Financings, should the common shares of the Company trade at a price of $1.50 per share or more for a period of twenty consecutive days.
Also in connection with the Acquisition, the Company completed a non-brokered private placement financing (the "Non-brokered Financing") of common shares for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $3.2 million based on the sale of 3,805,277 shares at a price of $0.85 per share on a post- Consolidation basis. In connection with the Non-brokered Financing, the Company an aggregate of $64,260 in finder's fees, and issued finder's options entitling finders that assisted with the Non-brokered Financing to purchase an aggregate of 75,600 shares of the Company (the "Finder's Options"). The Finder's Options are exercisable at a price of $1.00 per Finder's Option and expire 12 months from closing of the Non-brokered Financing. The Finder's Options are subject to accelerated expiry, subsequent to the expiry of a 4 month and 1 day period from the closing of the Non-brokered Financings, should the common shares of the Company trade at a price of $1.50 per share or more for a period of twenty consecutive days.
Proceeds from the Brokered Financings and the Non-brokered Financing will be used for facilities development, marketing and working capital.
"The Team at OrganiGram is proud to have arrived at their go public date and wants to acknowledge the tremendous effort by all involved to make it possible," said Denis Arsenault, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, adding, "the listing on the TSX and the financing secured in the private placement ensures Management has the resources to execute its business plan and position OrganiGram Inc as the leader in the Medical Marijuana industry in Canada. As CEO, it has been a privilege to work with all involved in the effort to get us to this great point in the Company's history."
Medical marihuana has been legally available to Canadians upon the advice of a physician since 2001. Previously, medical marijuana was only available to individuals by applying for access to Health Canada's supplies, obtaining a personal-use production license, or designating a third party to cultivate marihuana on their behalf under license. With the introduction of the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, the Government of Canada has enabled the establishment of commercial marihuana production and sale by licensed producers.
The Company was incorporated under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) and is publicly traded on the TSX-V. The Company was formerly engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of natural resource properties and has ceased all resource exploration activity.
The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This news release contains forward-looking information, which involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual events to differ materially from current expectation. Important factors - including the availability of funds, the results of financing efforts, the results of exploration activities -- that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time on SEDAR (see www.sedar.com). Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The company disclaims any intention or obligation, except to the extent required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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