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DiaMedica Inc. ("DiaMedica") (TSX VENTURE:DMA) announced today that it has filed a preliminary short form prospectus (the "Prospectus") in connection with a public offering (the "Offering") of units of DiaMedica (the "Units"). Each Unit shall consist of one common share ("Common Share") of DiaMedica and a common share purchase warrant component ("Warrant"). The Offering will be conducted on a commercially reasonable best efforts agency basis pursuant to an agency agreement to be entered into between DiaMedica and Mackie Research Capital Corporation ("MRCC") as lead agent and sole book-runner of the Offering, with a syndicate including Jordan Capital Markets Inc. (together with MRCC, the "Agents").
The Prospectus contemplates a minimum offering size of $3 million up to a maximum of $6 million. The price of the Common Shares, the exercise price of the Warrants, the term of the Warrants and the Warrant component size, will be determined by DiaMedica and the Agents in the context of the market.
The Company has granted the Agent an over-allotment option to arrange for the purchase of up to an additional 15% of the maximum offering as more particularly described in the Prospectus. The Company has agreed to pay the Agents a cash commission equal to 7.5% of gross proceeds of the Offering and non-transferable options to acquire that number of Common Shares equal to 7.5% of the aggregate number of Units sold pursuant to the Offering, including any Units sold pursuant to the exercise of the over-allotment option.
DiaMedica intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering principally to satisfy all remaining contractual obligations of the Phase II study of DM199 in patients with type 2 diabetes and for general and administrative purposes as described more fully in the Prospectus.
The offering is expected to close on or about November 11, 2014, or such other date or dates that DiaMedica and the Agents may agree upon. The Company has applied to the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange") to list the Common Shares forming part of the Units distributed under the Prospectus, as well as all Common Shares issuable under all convertible securities issuable in connection with the Offering. Listing of the Common Shares is subject to the Company fulfilling all of the listing requirements of the Exchange.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy 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 "U.S. Securities 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 U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available
DiaMedica is a publicly traded (TSX VENTURE:DMA) clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapies to treat diabetes and kidney disease. DiaMedica's lead clinical product, DM199, is a recombinant human protein known as rhKLK1 that represents a novel approach to treating diabetes and kidney disease. DiaMedica is also developing a monoclonal antibody, DM204, for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, which is in preclinical development.
DiaMedica's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada under the trading symbol 'DMA'.
The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts contain forward-looking information that involves risk and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, which address DiaMedica's expectations, should be considered forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management's exercise of business judgment as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. When used in this document, the words "may", "will", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intend" and words of similar import, are intended to identify any forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, the size and price of the Offering, the Company's objectives, goals, future plans and statements regarding the Offering and the use of proceeds therefrom, the expected closing date of the Offering and obtaining Exchange approval for the Offering. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to: the need to satisfy regulatory and legal requirements with respect to the proposed Offering; uncertainties associated with satisfying all remaining contractual obligations of the Phase II study and DM199 in patients with type 2 diabetes; uncertainties associated with the Offering size and price of Units; uncertainties in obtaining listing approval of the Common Shares from the Exchange; changes in equity markets and inflation; and the additional risk factors described in detail in the Prospectus and DiaMedica's other filings with the Canadian securities regulators, all of which are available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. DiaMedica undertakes no obligation, and does not intend, to update, revise or otherwise publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of any unanticipated events, unless required by law. Although management believes that expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these expectations will materialize.
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