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Immunovaccine Inc. ("Immunovaccine" or "IMV") (TSX VENTURE:IMV), a clinical stage vaccine company, has closed the previously announced private placement of its securities, raising gross proceeds of $1,603,880. Under terms of the financing, a total of 4,860,244 common shares (the "Common Shares") of Immunovaccine were sold at a price of $0.33 per Common Share.
Net proceeds from the financing will be used to fund preclinical research and development efforts in the areas of infectious diseases, including respiratory syncytial virus ("RSV"), malaria and anthrax. These ongoing efforts will support Immunovaccine's Phase I clinical trials for these infectious diseases programs. The proceeds will also support preparatory work to advance IMV's clinical stage oncology program, DPX-Survivac, into Phase II development, as well as ongoing efforts to establish alliances, collaborations and strategic transactions with parties including government entities, academic medical centers and other companies in order to secure additional financing to advance its current clinical programs and to expand its pipeline of strategic assets.
In connection with the private placement, Immunovaccine will pay a finder's fee of 4% of a portion of the gross proceeds. The total amount of the finder's fee is $15,708, payable through the issuance of Common Shares at a deemed price of $0.33 per Common Share. The Common Shares issued in connection with the non-brokered private placement (including the Common Shares issued in payment of the finder's fee) may not be traded until July 6, 2013.
The securities described herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws, and accordingly, may not be offered or sold within the United States except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities requirements or pursuant to exemptions therefrom. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any securities in any jurisdiction.
Immunovaccine Inc. applies its novel adjuvanting platform to the development of vaccines for cancer therapy, infectious diseases and animal health. The Company's DepoVax™ platform is a patented formulation that provides controlled and prolonged exposure of antigens plus adjuvant to the immune system. Immunovaccine has advanced two DepoVax-based cancer vaccines into Phase I human clinical trials. The Company is also advancing a broad infectious disease pipeline including vaccines in such indications as malaria, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and anthrax. In addition to the Company's human health vaccine strategy, it continues to capture value from animal health vaccine applications. Immunovaccine has key partnerships in the animal health sector including an agreement with Pfizer Animal Health. Connect at www.imvaccine.com.
This press release contains forward-looking information under applicable securities law. All information that addresses activities or developments that we expect to occur in the future, including information regarding the use of proceeds of the financing, is forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. However, they should not be regarded as a representation that any of the plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this press release due to risks affecting the company, including access to capital, the successful completion of clinical trials and receipt of all regulatory approvals. Immunovaccine Inc. assumes no responsibility to update forward-looking statements in this press release except as required by law.