Neovasc Announces Partial Prepayment of Convertible Debenture
NASDAQ, TSX: NVCN
VANCOUVER and MINNEAPOLIS, – July 23, 2020 – Neovasc Inc. (“Neovasc” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ, TSX: NVCN) announced today that Strul Medical Group LLC (“SMG”) exercised 1,424,049 of the 2,573,959 common share purchase warrants (the “May Warrants”) issued pursuant to a Securities Purchase Agreement dated May 26, 2020 at an exercise price of US$2.634 per May Warrant for aggregate exercise proceeds to the Company of US$3,750,945.07 (the “Exercise Proceeds”).
Using the Exercise Proceeds, the Company has prepaid a portion of the convertible debenture (the “Note”) in the aggregate principal amount of US$11,500,000 issued to SMG pursuant to a private placement on May 13, 2019. The total aggregate amount of the Exercise Proceeds has been applied to the prepayment of the Note whereby US$3,613,341.12 has been applied to the principal of the Note, US$72,266.82 has been paid as a prepayment penalty pursuant to the terms of the Note and US$65,337.13 has been paid in accrued interest. In connection with the prepayment of the Note, the Company also issued to SMG 481,778 common share purchase warrants (the “Repayment Warrants”) at an exercise price of US$7.50 per Repayment Warrant in accordance with the terms of the Note.
The number of issued and outstanding shares of the Company following the transactions above is 17,613,355 and the unchanged fully diluted share count remains 29,207,819.
“Once again we are pleased that SMG has demonstrated strong support for the Company, taking this voluntarily step to reduce the Company’s annual interest charges by approximately $360,000 per year on a go forward basis without any increase in our fully diluted share count or any impact to our current cash position,” commented Fred Colen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Neovasc.
About Neovasc Inc.
Neovasc is a specialty medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets products for the rapidly growing cardiovascular marketplace. The Company is a leader in the development of minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve replacement technologies, and minimally invasive devices for the treatment of refractory angina. Its products include the Neovasc Reducer™, for the treatment of refractory angina, which is not currently commercially available in the United States (2 U.S. patients have been treated under Compassionate Use) and has been commercially available in Europe since 2015, and Tiara™, for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease, which is currently under clinical investigation in the United States, Canada, Israel and Europe. For more information, visit: www.neovasc.com.
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