Neptune Announces Closing of Debt Financing
LAVAL, QC, Jan. 13, 2023 /CNW Telbec/ - Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. ("Neptune" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: NEPT), a consumer-packaged goods company focused on plant-based, sustainable and purpose-driven lifestyle brands, today announced that it has closed on a senior secured notes financing (such notes, the "Notes") for gross proceeds of $4,000,000 USD with CCUR Holdings, Inc. and Symbolic Logic, Inc. (collectively, the "Noteholders"). Additionally, Notes in an aggregate principal amount equal to the lesser of * 1,000,000 USD and (y) 25.0% of the net cash proceeds of certain qualified post-initial closing issuances of equity may be issued at a second closing, which must occur, if at all, on or prior to February 28, 2023.
The Notes will mature 12 months from the initial closing and bear interest at a rate of 16.5% per annum. Interest will be payable in kind on the first 6 monthly payment dates after the initial closing date and thereafter will be payable in cash.
Pursuant to the terms of the Notes, the Company is also issuing to the Noteholders warrants to purchase an aggregate of 850,000 shares of Neptune common stock, with each warrant exercisable for 5 years following the initial issuance at a price of $0.53 per common share.
About Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc.
Neptune is a consumer packaged goods company that aims to innovate health and wellness products. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Laval, Quebec, the company focuses on developing a portfolio of high-quality, affordable consumer products that align with the latest market trends for natural, sustainable, plant-based and purpose-driven lifestyle brands. The company's products are available in more than 27,000 retail locations and include well-known organic food and beverage brands such as Sprout Organics, Nosh, and Nurturme, as well as nutraceuticals brands like Biodroga and Forest Remedies. With its efficient and adaptable manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure, the company can quickly respond to consumer demand, and introduce new products through retail partners and e-commerce channels. Please visit neptunewellness.com for more details.
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Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this news release. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and the "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information" section contained in Neptune's latest Annual Information Form, which also forms part of Neptune's latest annual report on Form 40-F, and which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, on EDGAR at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml. All forward-looking statements in this news release are made as of the date of this news release. Neptune does not undertake to update any such forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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