IntelGenx Closes Private Placement Financing

May 08, 2018

SAINT LAURENT, Quebec, May 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IntelGenx Technologies Corp. (TSX-V:IGX) (OTCQX:IGXT) (the “Company” or “IntelGenx”) announces the closing of the previously announced offering by way of private placement (the “Offering”). In connection with the Offering, the Company issued 320 units (the “Units”) at a subscription price of U.S.$10,000 per Unit for gross proceeds of U.S.$3,200,000. The Corporation intends to use the proceeds for its Montelukast phase 2a clinical trial and for general working capital purposes.

Each Unit is comprised of (i) 7,940 common shares of the Corporation (“Common Shares”), (ii) a U.S.$5,000 convertible 6% note (a “Note”), and (iii) 7,690 warrants to purchase common shares of the Corporation (“Warrants”). Each Note bears interest at a rate of 6% (payable quarterly, in arrears, with the first payment being due on September 1, 2018), matures on June 1, 2021 and is convertible into Common Shares at a conversion price of U.S.$0.80 per Common Share. Each Warrant entitles its holder to purchase one Common Share at a price of U.S.$0.80 per Common Share until June 1, 2021.

Cantone Research, Inc. acted as placement agent in respect of certain sales under the U.S. portion of the Offering and Leede Jones Gable Inc. acted as placement agent in respect of the Canadian portion of the Offering (collectively, the “Agents”).

In connection with the Offering, the Company paid to the Agents a cash commission of approximately U.S.$157,800 in the aggregate and issued non-transferable agents’ warrants to the Agents, entitling the Agents to purchase 243,275 common shares at a price of U.S.$0.80 per share until June 1, 2021.

The Common Shares, Notes and Warrants issued to Canadian residents and the agents’ warrants issued to Leede Jones Gable Inc. are subject to a four month statutory hold period until September 9, 2018.  

As previously announced on May 1, 2018, a “related party” of the Company participated in the Offering and subscribed for an aggregate of two Units. Participation of related parties of the Company in the Offering constitutes a “related party transaction” as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (Regulation 61-101 respecting Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions in Quebec) (“MI 61-101”). The Offering is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101, as neither the fair market value of securities being issued to insiders nor the consideration being paid by insiders will exceed 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, securities in any jurisdiction where not permitted by law. Any securities described in this announcement have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, or to, or for the account or benefit of a “U.S. person” as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act, except in transactions exempt from, or not subject to, registration under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.

About IntelGenx

Established in 2003, IntelGenx is a leading oral drug delivery company primarily focused on the development and manufacturing of innovative pharmaceutical oral films based on its proprietary VersaFilm™ technology platform.

IntelGenx' highly skilled team provides comprehensive pharmaceuticals services to pharmaceutical partners, including R&D, analytical method development, clinical monitoring, IP and regulatory services. IntelGenx' state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, established for the VersaFilm™ technology platform, supports lab-scale to pilot and commercial-scale production, offering full service capabilities to its clients. More information about the Company can be found at www.intelgenx.com.

Forward-Looking Information and Statements

This document may contain forward-looking information or forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable U.S. and Canadian securities laws. These statements are statements that are not purely historical and include, but are not limited to, statements about the Company’s anticipated use of proceeds of the Offering. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Because these forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, IntelGenx' actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Registration Statement and in IntelGenx' annual report on Form 10-K, filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov, and also filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and www.sedar.com. IntelGenx assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which Forward-Looking Information is based are reasonable, readers of this press release are cautioned not to rely unduly on this Forward-Looking Information since no assurance can be given that they will prove to be correct. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any Forward-Looking Information, whether as a result of events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release, unless so required by legislation.

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.

For more information, please contact:

Stephen Kilmer
Investor Relations
(514) 331-7440 ext 232
stephen@intelgenx.com

OR

Andre Godin, CPA, CA
Executive Vice-President and CFO
IntelGenx Technologies Corp.
(514) 331-7440 ext 203
andre@intelgenx.com

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