BrainStorm Announces Private Equity Financing of $250,000 with Individual Private Investor
NEW YORK & PETACH TIKVAH, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (OTC.QB: BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell technologies for neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that it has signed a $250,000 Common Stock purchase agreement with an individual private investor.
Under the terms of the agreement, BrainStorm will sell 833,334 common shares at $0.30 per share (representing a 25% premium to the prior day's closing price of BrainStorm's shares of Common Stock) for gross proceeds of $250,000 together with a 32-month warrant to purchase up to 833,334 shares of BrainStorm's common stock at $0.50 per share (representing a 108% premium to the prior day's closing price of BrainStorm's Common Stock).
"2013 is off to an exciting start for BrainStorm and its shareholders," said Chaim Lebovits, President of BrainStorm. "We are progressing quickly with our newly launched Phase IIa dose-escalating trial in Jerusalem, and are hopeful about obtaining FDA approval to begin another trial in the USA this year. We look forward to building on our recent achievements and expect 2013 to be a transformational year for BrainStorm."
The securities sold in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and may not be resold absent registration under or exemption from such Act. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act of 1933.
About BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, Inc.
BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. is a biotechnology company engaged in the development of first-of-its-kind adult stem cell therapies derived from autologous bone marrow cells for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. The Company holds the rights to develop and commercialize its NurOwn technology through an exclusive, worldwide licensing agreement with Ramot, the technology transfer company of Tel Aviv University. For more information, visit the company's website at www.brainstorm-cell.com.
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