Enablence Announces Closing of Initial Part of the First Tranche of Financing
By Marketwired News
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 7, 2015) – Enablence Technologies Inc. (“Enablence” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:ENA), a leading supplier of optical components and subsystems for access, metro and long-haul markets, today announced the closing of the initial part of the first tranche of this non-brokered private placement (the “Financing”) in the amount of $1.15 million, at a price of $0.05 per unit (“Unit”). It is expected that the balance of this first tranche of financing will close on Friday, April 10th, in the amount of $350,000. Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one half of one common share purchase warrant (“Warrants”) exercisable for a period of 18 months at an exercise price of $0.06 per Warrant. As a result, 23,000,000 shares and 11,500,000 Warrants were issued. The shares and Warrants are subject to a four month hold period expiring on August 3, 2015.
As previously announced, certain insiders of the Company have participated in the Financing. De Jong & Co Inc., controlled by Louis De Jong, and John Roland, each purchased 5,000,000 Units. Each is an insider and considered a related party within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). The two independent directors of the Company unanimously approved the Financing and have determined that an exemption is available from the formal valuation requirements and minority shareholder approval requirements under MI 61-101. Those directors participating in the Financing abstained from voting on these matters.
The proceeds from the Financing are expected to be used by the Company for general working capital purposes, as well as to repay bridge loans to certain insiders of the Company and other parties.
About Enablence Technologies Inc.
Enablence is a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures and sells optical components and subsystems to a global customer base. It utilizes its patented technologies, including planar lightwave circuit (“PLC”) intellectual property, in the production of an array of photonic components and broadband subsystems that deliver a key portion of the infrastructure for current and next-generation telecommunication systems. The Company’s product lines address all three segments of optical networks: access – connecting homes and businesses to the network; metro – communication rings within large cities; and long-haul – linking cities and continents. For more information, visit www.enablence.com.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding the financing transaction, additional financing requirements, funding of ongoing operations, operations becoming profitable, are based on current expectations, future demand for products, forecasts and assumptions which involve risks and uncertainties associated with our business and the economic environment in which the business operates. All such statements are made pursuant to the ‘safe harbour’ provisions of, and are intended to be forward-looking statements under, applicable Canadian securities legislation. Any statements contained herein that are statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. We caution our readers of this press release not to place undue reliance on our forward looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual results or conditions to differ materially from current expectations. Please refer to the risks set forth in the Company’s continuous disclosure documents that can be found on SEDAR www.sedar.com. Enablence does not intend, and disclaims any obligation, except as required by law, to update or revise any forward looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Enablence Technologies Inc.
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