BROSSARD, Quebec, May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DIAGNOS Inc. (“DIAGNOS”, “the Corporation” or “we””) (TSX Venture: ADK), (DGNOD), a leader in early detection of critical health issues through the use of its FLAIRE platform based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), is pleased to announce that it has completed the redemption of the outstanding 10% secured convertible debentures and part (85%) of the outstanding unsecured convertible notes (together, the “Convertible Debt”) by issuing 18,651,547 common shares of the Corporation (each, a “Share”) at the deemed price of $0.35 per Share, in payment of the principal amount of the Convertible Debt of $5,790,000 and the unpaid and accrued interest of $738,047, for an aggregate amount of $6,528,047. The intention of the Corporation to proceed with the redemption of the Convertible debt was previously disclosed in the press release dated April 30, 2019.
Certain insiders of the Corporation are holders of Convertible Debt who have received Shares as part of the redemption. These Share issuances are considered “related party transactions” within the meaning of Regulation 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“Regulation 61-101”). One director, Georges Hébert, along with a related person, received an aggregate of 700,579 Shares, and now holds 2.62% of the outstanding Shares and Gestion Maurice Pinsonnault Inc. received 605,257 Shares, and now holds 7.87% of the outstanding Shares. However, these transactions are exempt from the formal valuation requirement and the minority approval requirement prescribed in Regulation 61-101, as the fair market value of these transactions does not exceed 25% of DIAGNOS’ market capitalization, in accordance with Sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(a).
Shares issued hereunder are subject to a statutory four-month hold period ending September 16, 2019 and the transaction remains subject to the final approval of the TSXV and other regulatory approvals, as may be applicable.
All monies quoted in this press release shall be stated and paid in lawful money of Canada and are rounded down to the nearest dollar.
DIAGNOS is a publicly-traded Canadian corporation with a mission of early detection of critical health issues through the use of its Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) tool CARA (Computer Assisted Retina Analysis). CARA is a tele-ophthalmology platform that integrates with existing equipment (hardware and software) and processes at the point of care. CARA’s Artificial Intelligence image enhancement algorithms make standard retinal images sharper, clearer and easier to read. CARA is accessible securely over the internet, and is compatible with all recognized image formats and brands of fundus cameras, and is EMR compatible. CARA is a cost-effective tool for screening large numbers of patients in real-time. CARA complies with local regulations, is FDA cleared for commercialization in the United States of America, is Health Canada licensed for commercialization in Canada and is CE marking compliant in Europe.
For further information, please contact:
|Mr. André Larente, President|
|Tel: 450-678-8882 ext. 224|
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Forward Looking Information and Cautionary Statements
Except for statements of historical facts, this news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” occur. Although Diagnos believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements, such as the timeline for the completion of the transactions and that the Corporation will receive all required regulatory approval, are reasonable, there can be no assurance that all or any of these expectations will prove to be correct. Securityholders are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, the risk that the Debenture Redemption and Note Redemption will not be successfully completed for any reason and the risk that, if completed, the Corporation may not realize the anticipated benefits of these transactions. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.