|By Marketwired .||
|July 3, 2014 05:53 PM EDT||
VAUDREUIL-DORION, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/03/14 -- Immunotec Inc. (TSX VENTURE: IMM), a Canadian-based company and a leader in the wellness industry (the "Company" or "Immunotec"), is pleased to announce that it has filed a preliminary short form prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada in connection with a treasury offering of common shares ("Common Shares") in the capital of the Company (the "Primary Shares") and a secondary offering of Common Shares (the "Secondary Shares" and collectively with the Primary Shares, the "Offered Securities") by two selling shareholders of the Company (the "Selling Shareholders") for gross proceeds of $7 million to $15 million (the "Offering").
The net proceeds from the sale of Primary Shares pursuant to the Offering will be used by the Company primarily (i) to finance future growth opportunities, such as expanding its direct selling network in new markets in Central and South America, (ii) to establish "pick and pack" facilities in Mexico, (iii) to purchase new manufacturing equipment for its existing manufacturing facility located in Blainville, Quebec, Canada, (iv) to improve its information technology and systems infrastructure and (v) for working capital and general corporate purposes.
Canaccord Genuity Corp. will act as lead underwriter (the "Lead Underwriter") and Euro Pacific Canada Inc. and Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. will act as co-managers (collectively with the Lead Underwriter, the "Underwriters") in connection with the Offering. An underwriting agreement for the Offering will be entered into by the Company, the Selling Shareholders and the Underwriters, at the time of filing of the final short form prospectus.
The Company and the Selling Shareholders expect to grant to the Underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15 percent of the number of Offered Securities sold pursuant to the Offering to cover over-allotments, if any, and for market stabilization purposes.
Final pricing and determination of the number of Primary Shares and Secondary Shares to be sold pursuant to the Offering will occur immediately prior to the filing of the final short form prospectus in respect of the Offering. The Offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the Offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the Offering. The Offering is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approval, including that of the TSX Venture Exchange.
If completed, the closing of the Offering shall take place within 30 days of the date of receipt for the final short form prospectus in respect of the Offering, or on such other date agreed upon by Company and the Lead Underwriter. The Offered Securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), or any state securities laws of the United States. Accordingly, the Offered Securities will not be offered or sold to persons within the United States unless an exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act and applicable state securities laws is available.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein.
Copies of the preliminary short form prospectus will be available once a receipt has been obtained therefor at www.sedar.com and a written copy may be obtained upon request by contacting Canaccord Genuity Corp., Attention: Ron Sedran, Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, P.O. Box 516, 161 Bay Street, Suite 3000, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2S1.
About Immunotec Inc.
Immunotec is dedicated to improving people's lives every day by offering research-driven nutritional products through its network of Independent Consultants worldwide. Immunotec's strength comes from its culture that emphasizes teamwork and entrepreneurial leadership by employees, consultants and research collaborators.
Headquartered with manufacturing facilities near Montreal, Canada, Immunotec Consultants generated nearly $55.0 million in annual revenues for the Corporation during fiscal year 2013. Immunotec reported for the first half of fiscal 2014 an overall revenue growth of 42%. Revenues from the United States grew 36% and revenues from Mexico grew 81% over the same period. Please visit us at www.immunotec.com for additional information.
The Company files its continuous disclosure documents on the SEDAR database at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.immunotec.com. The common shares of the Company are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol IMM. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Certain statements contained in this news release are forward looking and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, known and unknown. For information identifying known risks and uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the heading Risks and Uncertainties in Immunotec's most recent Management's Discussion and Analysis, Annual Information Form and Preliminary Short Form Prospectus, which can be found at www.sedar.com. Consequently, actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results expressed in these forward-looking statements.
Patrick Montpetit CPA, CA, CF
Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer