3D Signatures Inc. (TSXV:DXD) (OTCQB:TDSGF) (FSE:3D0) (the “Company” or “3DS”) is pleased to announce that its previously disclosed non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”) has been fully subscribed for and has closed for aggregate gross proceeds to 3DS of $1,622,673. The Private Placement involved the sale of 8,113,365 units (the “Units”) at a price of … Continued
3D Signatures Inc. (TSXV:DXD) (OTCQB:TDSGF) (FSE:3D0) (the “Company” or “3DS”) is pleased to announce that its previously disclosed non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”) has been fully subscribed for and has closed for aggregate gross proceeds to 3DS of $1,622,673.
The Private Placement involved the sale of 8,113,365 units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.20 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company and one common share purchase warrant exercisable at $0.35 until December 5, 2022. All securities issued pursuant to the Private Placement are subject to a four month hold period in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws.
In connection with the Private Placement, the Company paid certain finders a cash commission totalling $91,704, equal to 6% of the gross proceeds raised under the Private Placement by these finders, and issued such finders a total of 458,520 non-transferrable warrants (each, a “Finder’s Warrant”), equal to 6% of the number of Units issued by the Company to investors introduced to the Company by these finders. Each Finder’s Warrant is exercisable to purchase one common share until December 5, 2019 at an exercise price of $0.35.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Private Placement to fund clinical trials, and for working capital and general corporate purposes. The Company expects that approximately $750,000 of the Private Placement will be used to fund clinical expenses, including the Company’s test for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Telo-HL™, which requires validation of the scoring model as well as analytical validation prior to expected commercial launch as a laboratory developed test (“LDT”) in the first quarter of 2018. The balance of the Private Placement is expected to be used to fund general working capital expenses.
“We greatly appreciate the confidence shown in 3DS by the investors who participated in this financing,” commented Jason Flowerday, CEO of 3DS. “This financing has provided us with resources to continue implementing our strategic plan, which includes the anticipated commercial launch of our Hodgkin’s lymphoma test as an LDT in Q1 2018.”
Certain insiders of the Company participated in the Private Placement by purchasing an aggregate of 230,000 Units. Accordingly, the Private Placement constitutes, to that extent, a “related party transaction” under applicable Canadian securities laws. The Company is relying on the exemptions from the formal valuation and minority approval requirements found in sections 5.5(a) and section 5.7(1)(a) of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions as the fair market value of the transaction, insofar as it involves interested parties, is not more than the 25% of the Company’s market capitalization. The Company did not file a material change report more than 21 days before the expected closing of the Private Placement as the details of the Private Placement and the participation therein by related parties of the Company were not settled until shortly prior to closing and the Company wished to close on an expedited basis for sound business reasons.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the 1933 Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
3DS (TSX-V:DXD; OTCQB:TDSGF; FSE:3D0) is a personalized medicine company with a proprietary software platform based on the three-dimensional analysis of chromosomal signatures. The technology is well developed and supported by 22 clinical studies on over 2,000 patients on 13 different cancers and Alzheimer’s disease. Depending on the desired application, this platform technology can measure the stage of disease, rate of progression of disease, drug efficacy, and drug toxicity. The technology is designed to predict the course of disease and to personalize treatment for the individual patient. For more information, visit the Company’s website at: http://www.3dsignatures.com.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward looking statements which constitute “forward looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation (“Forward Looking Statements”). All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, are Forward Looking Statements and are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the Forward Looking Statements. The Forward Looking Statements in this news release include, without limitation, statements about the use of proceeds of the Private Placement, 3DS’ expected clinical trial and research and development initiatives and the development and commercialization of the Telo-HLTM test as an LDT by the first quarter of 2018. Often, but not always, these Forward Looking Statements can be identified by the use of words such as “estimates”, “potential”, “open”, “future”, “assumes”, “projects”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “may”, “continues”, “expects”, “plans”, “will”, “to be”, or statements that events “could” or “should” occur or be achieved, and similar expressions, including negative variations.
Such Forward Looking Statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events, are subject to risks and uncertainties and are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by 3DS as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant medical, scientific, business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many risk factors could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such Forward Looking Statements, including risks related to 3DS’ management’s discretion over the actual application of the net proceeds and ability to allocate proceeds differently from what is described herein; the risk that the Telo-HLTM test may not be commercially launched as an LDT by the first quarter of 2018, or at all; uncertainties related to 3DS’ clinical trials and test development; risks related to the volatility of the price of 3DS’ common shares; risks related to the possibility that 3DS’ shareholders may experience dilution; risks related to 3DS’ requirements for additional financing and future access to capital, including the risk that the proceeds raised under the Private Placement may be insufficient to finance 3DS’ business objectives; the risk that a positive return on an investment in 3DS’ common shares is not guaranteed; risks related to 3DS’ intention to retain earnings and not pay cash dividends on its common shares in the foreseeable future; risks related to 3DS’ early stage of development; the risk that 3DS’ tests will not be successfully deployed; risks related to 3DS’ dependence on third parties, including collaborative partners, licensors and others; risks related to 3DS’ clinical trial recruitment; that there is currently no market for 3DS’ products and that such market may be slow to develop if at all; risks related to 3DS’ reliance on key personnel; risks related to the competitive nature of the biotechnology industry; risks related to 3DS’ limited operating history, lack of revenue, history of losses and inability to assure that it will earn profits in the future or that profitability will be sustained; risks related to government regulation; risks related to rapid technological change; risks related to the fact that 3DS’ software may now or in the future contain undetected errors, bugs or vulnerabilities; the risk that 3DS or its directors and officers may be subject to a variety of civil or other legal proceedings, with or without merit, including product liability claims; risks related to the protection of 3DS’ intellectual property rights; risks related to 3DS’ limited sales, marketing and distribution experience; risks related to the possibility that 3DS’ directors and officers may be placed in a conflict of interest as a result of their employment or affiliation with third parties, risks related to 3DS’ use and storage of personal information and compliance with applicable privacy laws, as well as those risks discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s management’s discussion and analysis dated October 23, 2017 and filed on SEDAR. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in the Forward Looking Statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended.
In making the Forward Looking Statements, the Company has made various material assumptions including, but not limited to, obtaining positive results from 3DS’ current and planned clinical trials and research and development initiatives; that the Telo-HLTM test will be commercially launched as an LDT by the first quarter of 2018; obtaining regulatory approvals with respect to 3DS’ clinical trials which are now ongoing or may in the future be commenced; 3DS’ ability to successfully develop its tests; assumptions regarding general business and economic conditions; that 3DS’ current positive relationship with third parties will be maintained; the availability of future financing on reasonable terms; 3DS’ ability to attract and retain skilled staff; assumptions regarding market competition and the products and technology offered by 3DS’ competitors; and 3DS’ ability to protect patents and proprietary rights.
3DS believes that the assumptions and expectations reflected in the Forward Looking Statements in this press release are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct. Forward Looking Statements should not be unduly relied upon. This information speaks only as of the date of this press release, and 3DS will not necessarily update this information, unless required to do so by securities laws.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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