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Cybin Inc. (NEO:CYBN) (OTCQB: CLXPF) (“Cybin” or the “Company”), a biotechnology company focused on progressing psychedelic therapeutics, is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced overnight marketed offering (the “Offering”) including the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the Underwriters (as defined herein). In connection with the Offering, the Company issued an aggregate of 10,147,600 common shares in the capital of the Company (the “Shares”) at a price of $3.40 per Share (the “Issue Price”) for total gross proceeds of $34,501,840.
Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation and Canaccord Genuity Corp., as joint bookrunners, co-led the syndicate of underwriters for the Offering, which included H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, Roth Canada, ULC, and Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. (collectively, the “Underwriters”).
“Investor demand for this financing was very strong and we are thankful for the outstanding work of our banking syndicate partners and advisors and we welcome all new Cybin investors that share our vision. Cybin was well funded before this financing, and this new funding now further extends the runway for our drug programs, discovery pipeline and IP portfolio, and provides additional flexibility to support potential M&A opportunities. Cybin has now raised over $120 million and sits on a very healthy cash balance. We remain dedicated to our mission to revolutionize the way mental health disorders are treated and the continued support of investors enables us to continue to work diligently towards that mission.”stated Doug Drysdale, Chief Executive Officer of Cybin.
The Shares were offered in each of the provinces of Canada, excluding Québec, pursuant to a prospectus supplement to the Company’s short form base shelf prospectus dated July 5, 2021. The Shares were not offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons except pursuant to Rule 144A or in such other manner as to not require registration under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”).
In consideration for their services, the Company paid to the Underwriters a cash commission equal to $2,240,129and issued 658,860 compensation options of the Company (the “Compensation Options”), with each Compensation Option being exercisable to acquire one Share at the Issue Price for a period of 24 months from the closing date of the Offering.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for general corporate and working capital purposes.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities to be offered have not been, and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act or under any U.S. state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons, absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
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