September 22, 2014, Vancouver, BC – Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Supreme” or the “Company“) (SL:CSE) is pleased to announce that it has closed the first tranche of its previously announced unit financing (see news releases dated August 15th and September 4, 2014) for total gross proceeds of $2,239,232.50 (the “Financing“). At closing, Supreme issued 8,956,930 Units (comprised of 8,956,930 common shares of the Company (“Common Shares“) and 4,478,465 Common Share purchase warrants (” Warrants“)) at a price of $0.25 per Unit. Each Warrant is exercisable for one Common Share at a price of $0.50 per share prior to September 22, 2015, subject to an accelerated expiry period upon 30-days notice by the Corporation to the subscriber, if the Common Shares trade at or above $0.70 for any five (5) day period during the term of the Warrants. Directors, senior officers and other insiders of the Corporation purchased an aggregate of 660,000 Units pursuant to the Financing. The Company paid finder’s fees of $65,320 and issued 287,280 Warrants to certain arm’s-length parties in the connection with the subscriptions of certain subscribers who participated in the private placement.
The Common Shares and Warrants issued pursuant to the private placement are subject to a hold period that expires January 23, 2015. Following closing, Supreme has 68,341,565 Common Shares issued and outstanding.
The Company intends to use the proceeds of the Financing for the development of the Company’s Kincardine facility and general working capital purposes. Based on the number of investors who have already submitted subscription agreements for the final tranche of the Financing, Supreme anticipates moving quickly towards a second closing prior to the end of September.
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