September 16, 2016, Vancouver, B.C. – Veritas Pharma Inc. (“VRT” or the “Company”) (CSE: VRT; OTC: VRTHF; and Frankfurt: 2VP), an emerging discovery and IP development company, announces that it has arranged a non-brokered private placement of up to 4,000,000 units (“Units”) at a price of $0.30 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of up to $1,200,000 (the “Offering”). Each Unit will be comprised of one common share (“Share”) and one-half Share purchase warrant of the Company (“Warrant”). Each whole Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one Share (a “Warrant Share”) at an exercise price of $0.50 per Warrant Share for a period of 18 months from the date of issuance.
The Offering will be listed on the online investment platform, Bay Street Cannabis (www.BayStreetCannabis.ca), Canada’s first equity crowdfunding portal dedicated to the cannabis industry. This Offering is the second instance that VRT has listed on the Bay Street Cannabis platform. Interested qualified investors can register on the Bay Street Cannabis portal to participate in the Offering. Bay Street Cannabis is operated by Ascenta Finance Corp. (www.AscentaFinance.com), a registered Exempt Market Dealer in the jurisdictions of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.
In the event that the closing price (or closing bid, if no sales were reported on a trading day) of the Company’s Shares as quoted on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “Exchange”) or such other securities exchange, quotation system or market on which the Shares are listed and where a majority of the trading volume of the Shares occurs) exceeds $0.80 per Share for a price of ten consecutive trading days, the Company may, within five days of such event, provide notice by way of news release of early expiry, in which event the Warrants will expire 30 days from the date of such news release.
The Company may, in its sole discretion, pay a finder’s fee to agents of the Company: (i) a cash fee in an amount of 8% of the proceeds raised by such finder as part of this Offering (including any proceeds pursuant to the Over-Allotment Option), and (ii) a number of finder’s options entitling the holder thereof to purchase that number of Units of the Company (“Finder’s Unit”) that is equal up to 8% of the number of Units placed through the finder as part of this Offering (including any proceeds pursuant to the Over-Allotment Option).
The Offering is subject to Exchange approval.
About Veritas Pharma Inc.
Veritas Pharma Inc. is an emerging discovery and IP development company, advancing the science behind medical cannabis. The company’s current R&D efforts are to develop the most effective cannabis strains (cultivars) specific to pain, nausea, epilepsy and PTSD, solving the critical need for real science to support medical marijuana claims.
Our unique value proposition employs a whole plant methodology, using a low cost research and development model to help drive shareholder value and speed-to-market. Veritas is led by strong management, bringing together veteran academic pharmacologists, anesthetists & chemists. The company’s commercial mission is to patent protect its IP (cultivars/ strains) and sell or license to cancer clinics, insurance industry and pharma, targeting multi-billion dollar global markets.
Veritas Pharma Inc. is a publicly traded company which trades in three countries including Canada, on the Canadian Stock Exchange under the ticker VRT; in the United States, on the OTC under the ticker VRTHF; and in Germany, on the Frankfurt exchange under the ticker 2VP.
For more information, please visit our website: veritaspharmainc.com
On behalf of the Board of Directors; Veritas Pharma Inc.
Dr. Lui Franciosi
Chief Executive Officer
Further information about the Company is available on our website at www.veritaspharmainc.com or under our profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the CSE website at www.thecse.com
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