Numinus Announces Increase in Bought Deal Public Offering to C$15 Million

Last week, the world learned that Numinus and the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation had announced a collaboration together in pursuit of treating PTSD via MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. This incredible news perked the interest of both psychedelic enthusiasts and investors – considering that, today, Numinus announced an increase to their bought deal public offering. Yesterday, a $10 million bought deal public offering (14,706,000 units at C$0.68 per unit) was announced. Today, that announcement was updated to a C$15 million bought deal public offering (22,059,000 units at C$0.68 per unit).

Breaking Down This Agreement

This is a bought deal financing agreement between Numinus, Canaccord Genuity Corp., and Eight Capital. For those who have been paying attention, Canaccord Genuity’s interest in the psychedelic space is anything but surprising. Indeed, we saw Canaccord working MindMed last month and Compass Pathways in October.

Furthermore, Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Eight Capital (the underwriters) have agreed to buy 22,059,000 units of Numinus to sell to investors. The upsize from 14,706,000 to 22,059,000 units shows a huge appetite amongst investors to buy Numinus stock. Simply put, this news demonstrates significant confidence in Numinus by the underwriters – and for good reason! Readers will recall that Numinus was the first ever public company in Canada to complete a full legal harvest of psilocybin mushrooms. They stand out in this space in terms of leadership and cooperation, and that should perk the ears of investors.

Moving forward, for a period of 30 days, the underwriters will have an option to purchase an additional 3,308,850 units at the same price. More details on that, and the bought deal in general, below.

FULL PRESS RELEASE BELOW

Numinus Wellness Inc. Announces an Increase to the Previously Announced Bought Deal Public Offering

/THIS NEWS RELEASE IS INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION IN CANADA ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES./

VANCOUVER, BCDec. 7, 2020 /CNW/ – Numinus Wellness Inc. (“Numinus” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NUMI), a company creating an ecosystem of health solutions centered around developing and supporting the safe, evidence-based, accessible use of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Eight Capital (the “Underwriters”) to increase the size of its previously announced bought deal financing. Pursuant to the revised terms of the offering, the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis an aggregate of 22,059,000 units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.68 per Unit (the “Offering Price”) for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $15 million (the “Offering”).

Each Unit shall consist of one common share (each a “Common Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant of the Company (each a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall be exercisable to acquire one common share of the Company for a period of 24 months from closing of the transaction at an exercise price of C$0.90 per Warrant.

The Company has granted the Underwriters an option (the “Over-Allotment Option”) to purchase up to an additional 3,308,850 Units at a price of C$0.68 per Unit, exercisable at any time, for a period of 30 days after and including the Closing Date, which would result in additional proceeds of approximately $2.3 million. The Over-Allotment Option is exercisable to acquire Units, Common Shares and/or Warrants (or any combination thereof) at the discretion of the Underwriters.

The Units will be offered by way of a short form prospectus to be filed in all provinces of Canada except Quebec. The Offering is expected to close on December 29, 2020 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) and the applicable securities regulatory authorities.

The Company will use best efforts to obtain the necessary approvals to list the Common Shares, Warrants, and the Common Shares issuable upon exercise of the Warrants on the TSXV.

Numinus intends to use the proceeds of the Offering to

  • upgrade existing laboratory and equipment to prepare for clinic trials;
  • seek approval for and commence compassionate access trials;
  • review and complete potential acquisitions;
  • facilitate research and development of medical protocols and treatment standard operating procedures for the use of psychedelic therapies;
  • potentially identify and build out a purpose-built facility to complement its existing wellness centre; and
  • general working capital purposes.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF NUMINUS WELLNESS INC.
Payton Nyquvest
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chair

About Numinus
Numinus Wellness Inc. (TSXV: NUMI) is a mental health and wellness company creating an ecosystem of solutions centred around safe, evidence-based, accessible psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to help people heal and be well.

Numinus Health is dedicated to delivering innovative treatments to address physical, mental, and emotional health, through clinics and virtual services.

Numinus R&D is conducting implementation science and leveraging partnerships to beta-test and refine optimal models of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy delivery, setting the stage for approved routine use in mental health and wellness care.

Numinus Bioscience is focused on developing testing methods and effective formulas for the evolving psychedelics space. Health Canada licences, scientific expertise, and new technologies facilitate ongoing innovation, and high-throughput contract services generate established revenue.

Learn more at numinus.ca, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Forward Looking Statements

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SOURCE Numinus Wellness Inc.

For further information: Dana Harvey, Chief Communications Officer, [email protected]

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Ali Shana

Ali Shana

Ali Shana is a Palestinian-American writer and grad student studying clinical mental health counseling. He tends to report on a variety of drug-related topics, such as policy reform, psychopharmacology, and medication-assisted therapies.