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Satellos Bioscience Inc. Announces the Filing of an Amended and Restated
Preliminary Prospectus for Proposed Offering of Units
TORONTO, August 29, 2022 – Satellos Bioscience Inc. (TSXV: MSCL) (“Satellos” or the “Company”), a regenerative medicine company aimed at developing therapeutics that change the way degenerative muscle diseases are treated, announced today that it has filed an amended and restated preliminary short form prospectus (the “Amended and Restated Preliminary Prospectus”) with the securities regulatory authorities in the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, amending and restating the Company’s preliminary prospectus dated July 11, 2022. The Amended and Restated Preliminary Prospectus has been filed in connection with the previously announced proposed offering of units of the Company (“Units”) for minimum aggregate gross proceeds of $3,500,000 and maximum gross proceeds of $5,000,000 (the “Offering”). Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (“Common Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant of the Company (each whole common share purchase warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at any time until for a period of thirty-six (36) months from the date issued. The price of the Units will be determined by negotiation between the Company and the Agents (as defined herein) in the context of the market with the final pricing terms to be determined at the time of filing the final prospectus in connection with the Offering.
As previously discussed, the Offering will be led by Bloom Burton Securities Inc., as lead agent, Leede Jones Gable Inc. and PI Financial Corp. (collectively, the “Agents”) on a best efforts agency basis. The Company will pay to the Agents a cash fee equal to 7.0% of the gross proceeds raised under the Offering, and grant the Agents compensation options equal to 7.0% of the number of Units issued under the Offering (the “Compensation Options”). Each Compensation Option shall entitle an Agent to buy one Common Share at the same price per Unit under the Offering. The Compensation Options shall be exercisable until that date which is 24 months following the closing of the Offering.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to advance its lead program for the
discovery and development of a small molecule drug for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and characterization activities intended to identify a development candidate by the end of 2022.
The Offering is subject to the Company and the Agents entering into a definitive agency agreement, and subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals, including approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”).
The Amended and Restated Preliminary Prospectus contains important information relating to the Offering and has not yet become final for purposes of a distribution of securities to the public. No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved the contents of this news release. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale or any acceptance of an offer to buy these securities in any offering jurisdiction in Canada.
The Amended and Restated Preliminary Prospectus containing important information relating to these securities has been filed with securities commissions or similar authorities in certain jurisdictions of Canada. The Amended and Restated Preliminary Prospectus is still subject to completion or amendment. For further details with respect to the Offering, please see the Amended and Restated Preliminary Prospectus, a copy of which is available on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. There will not be any sale or any acceptance of an offer to buy the securities until a receipt for the final prospectus has been issued.
The Units, Common Shares and Warrants have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any U.S. state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold to, or for the account or benefit of, persons in the “United States” or “U.S. persons” (as such terms are defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) absent registration under the U.S. Securities Act and all applicable U.S. state securities laws or compliance with an exemption from such registration requirements. This press release is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to qualification or registration under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.
About Satellos Bioscience Inc.
Satellos is a biotechnology company dedicated to developing life-changing medicines to treat degenerative muscle conditions. Our scientists discovered what we believe to be a previously unrecognized root cause of skeletal muscle degeneration. One which has the potential to transform how muscle disorders are treated. Our scientific founder, Dr. Michael Rudnicki, is a thought leader who discovered and has shown how muscle stem cells regulate muscle repair and growth throughout life. He has shown how defects in a process known as stem cell “polarity”, which controls how muscle stem cells divide to create muscle progenitor cells, lead to a failure of muscle regeneration in Duchenne and potentially other muscle disorders. As a result of this ongoing inability to produce sufficient numbers of new muscle cells, the muscles of people living with Duchenne are unable to keep up with and repair the continuous and accumulating damage their muscles experience. Satellos’ lead program is focused on developing an oral therapeutic drug (i.e., a pill) intended to correct muscle stem cell polarity and restore the body’s innate muscle repair and regeneration process. We believe our unique therapeutic approach represents a potential disease modifying treatment for Duchenne and other dystrophies, offering new hope to patients. To expand our programs to other degenerative muscle conditions or disorders, Satellos has created a proprietary discovery platform, MyoReGenX™, which we utilize to identify disease situations where deficits in muscle stem cell polarity and regeneration occur and are amenable to therapeutic treatment. For more information about or to discuss potential collaborations with Satellos concerning our discovery platform and therapeutic candidates or our subsidiary Amphotericin B Technologies Inc., please contact Ryan Mitchell, PhD, Director – Business Development at [email protected] or visit Satellos.com.
Christina Cameron, Investor Relations
Satellos Bioscience Inc.
Notice on forward-looking statements:
This press release includes forward-looking information or forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws regarding Satellos and its business, which may include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the anticipated terms and jurisdictions of the Offering; securities offered thereunder; the timing of the Offering; size and use of proceeds from the Offering; inclusion of additional Agents; fees anticipated to be paid to the Agents and terms thereof; regulatory and exchange approvals, including the listing of the common shares offered pursuant to the Offering on the TSXV; the issuance of a receipt for a final prospectus; general benefits of modulating stem cell polarity; its prospective impact on Duchenne patients and muscle regeneration generally; and Satellos’ technologies and drug development plans. All statements that are, or information which is, not historical facts, including without limitation, statements regarding future estimates, plans, programs, forecasts, projections, objectives, assumptions, expectations or beliefs of future performance, are “forward-looking information or statements”. Often but not always, forward-looking information or statements can be identified by the use of words such as “shall”, “intends”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate” “anticipate” or any variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “might”, “can”, “could”, “would” or “will” be taken, occur, lead to, result in, or, be achieved. Such statements are based on the current expectations and views of future events of the management of the Company. They are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties. Although management believes that the assumptions underlying these statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release, may not occur and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the Company, including, without limitation, those listed in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Amended and Restated Preliminary Prospectus dated August 29, 2022 and Annual Information Form dated May 27, 2022 (both of which are on the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com). Although Satellos has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements or information. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Satellos does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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