|By Marketwired .||
|March 26, 2014 07:01 AM EDT||
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/26/14 -- Calyx Bio-Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE: CYX) ("Calyx" or the "Company") is providing this corporate update further to the update issued on March 24, 2014.
Calyx is the largest shareholder of Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. ("Agrisoma") and owns 49.98% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Agrisoma. BDC Capital Inc. ("BDC"), which owns 49.96% of issued and outstanding common shares of Agrisoma, has advanced to Agrisoma a total of $2 million by way of promissory notes (the "BDC Notes"). The BDC Notes are the only secured debt of Agrisoma and have a maturity date of March 31st, 2014.
An Independent Committee of the Calyx Board has been working with financial and legal advisors to formulate, consider, and propose any and all strategic options that would be in the best interests of Calyx with respect to its investment in Agrisoma. As part of this process, meetings have been held with Agrisoma and BDC to identify and consider financing solutions that would work for all of Agrisoma's stakeholders, and Calyx put forward a proposal that it believes accomplishes this.
To date, however, the parties have not reached agreement with respect to future financing of Agrisoma, and continue to work towards a resolution that preserves the interests of the various stakeholders.
The Independent Committee of the Board and Calyx's financial advisor continue to examine all strategic alternatives for Calyx.
The Company also announces that Calyx's nominee to the board of directors of Agrisoma, Don Konantz, has resigned from Agrisoma's board.
Calyx Bio-Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE: CYX) is an agricultural technology company focused on renewable fuels including biojet and biodiesel. Calyx is the largest shareholder of Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., a company which is producing a new proprietary non-food energy feedstock crop - carinata - which yields oil that can be refined into fuels that work in existing engines as a 100 percent petroleum substitute. From seed to sky, fuels produced from carinata substantially reduce carbon and other harmful emissions, and help to reduce global petroleum dependence. Carinata was used to fly the world's first 100% biojet flight, an achievement that Popular Science called one of the top science events on the planet in 2012. For further information about Calyx, please visit www.calyxbio.com. For more information on Agrisoma, please visit www.agrisoma.com.
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