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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, February 12, 2020 – Appili Therapeutics Inc. (TSXV: APLI) (the “Company” or “Appili”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on anti-infective drug development, has announced today that it will undertake an overnight marketed public offering (the “Offering”) of units (the “Units”), with each Unit composed of one Class A common share (each, a “Common Share”) and one-half (1/2) of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will be exercisable for one Common Share for a period of three years from the closing of the Offering. The Offering is to be effected on a best efforts agency basis in each Province of Canada (other than Quebec) by way of a prospectus supplement (the “Prospectus Supplement”) to the Company’s base shelf prospectus dated September 19, 2019 (together with the Prospectus Supplement, the “Prospectus”). The number of Units to be distributed, the price and composition of each Unit, and the exercise price of each Warrant will be determined in the context of the market with final terms to be determined at the time of pricing. It is expected that the Offering will be conducted through a syndicate of agents led by Bloom Burton Securities Inc., and including Mackie Research Capital Corp., Haywood Securities Inc. and Industrial Alliance Securities Inc.
The Offering is subject to a number of conditions, including, without limitation, receipt of all regulatory approvals. The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to fund planned research and development activities for the Company’s four product candidates, including the newly acquired ATI-2307 antifungal program, the ATI-1701 tularemia vaccine program, the antibiotic ATI-1503 program, and the out-licensed ATI-1501 reformulation program, as well as for working capital and general corporate purposes. Details as to the specific allocation of the proceeds will be disclosed in the Prospectus Supplement.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein. The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities offered in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.
About Appili Therapeutics
Appili Therapeutics Inc. was founded to advance the global fight against infectious disease by matching clearly defined patient needs with drug development programs that provide solutions to existing challenges patients, doctors, and society face in this critical disease space. Appili has built a pipeline of assets designed to address a broad range of significant unmet medical needs in the infectious disease landscape. This diverse pipeline aims to address some of the most urgent threats in global public health, including ATI-2307, a novel, broad spectrum, clinical-stage antifungal candidate in development for severe and difficult-to-treat invasive fungal infections; ATI-1701, a vaccine candidate for tularemia, a very serious biological weapons threat; ATI-1503, a drug discovery program aimed at generating a novel class of antibiotics with broad-spectrum activity against Gram-negative superbugs; and ATI-1501, which employs Appili’s proprietary, taste-masked, oral-suspension technology with metronidazole for the growing number of patients with difficulty swallowing. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with offices in Toronto, Ontario, Appili is pursuing worldwide opportunities in collaboration with scientific and industry commercial partners, governments and government agencies. For more information, visit www.AppiliTherapeutics.com.
Forward looking statements
This news release contains “forward-looking statements”, including with respect to the proposed terms of the Offering and the proposed use of proceeds. Wherever possible, words such as “may,” “would,” “could,” “should, “will,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “potential for” and similar expressions have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations of the Company’s management for future growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and opportunities and involve significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, without limitation, those listed in the annual information form of the Company dated July 3, 2019 and the other filings made by the Company with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities (which may be viewed at www.sedar.com). Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results, performance, or achievements may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. These factors should be considered carefully, and prospective investors should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to revise forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.
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