Aptorum Group Limited (Nasdaq: APM, Euronext Paris: APM) (“Aptorum Group” or “Aptorum”), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to meeting unmet medical needs in oncology, autoimmune diseases and infectious diseases, today announced the completion of a private offering of USD$3 million aggregate principal convertible note due in December 2023 (the “Note”), to be used towards the Company’s daily operations and clinical program. The Note was solely subscribed by Aenco Technologies Limited (“Investor”), which is indirectly 34.56% effectively owned by Mr. Ian Huen, a Non-Executive Director and major shareholder of Aptorum Group.
The Note is unsecured and convertible into the Company’s restricted Class A Ordinary Shares, par value $1.00 per share (the “Class A Ordinary Shares”) at the Investor’s option. The Notes will have a maturity date of 12 months subject to extension by the Investor, a bullet interest rate of 7% per annum and a conversion price of $1.20 per Class A Ordinary Share. The Company shall have an obligation to repay the principal amount and interest of the Note on the maturity date in cash or in unregistered Class A Ordinary Shares or a combination of such at the Company’s discretion. The shares used to meet a repayment would be valued at the Conversion Price. The issuance and sale of the Notes is exempted from the registration requirement of the Securities Act pursuant to Regulation D and/or Regulation S promulgated thereunder.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering primarily to fund the continued research and development of its leading therapeutic candidates (including SACT-1 and ALS-4) and its liquid biopsy diagnostics program, the commercialization of NativusWell® woman’s health nutraceutical product, and for working capital and general corporate purposes. The Company is pleased to have continued insider shareholder support for its exciting programs.
About Aptorum Group
Aptorum Group Limited (Nasdaq: APM, Euronext Paris: APM) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic assets to treat diseases with unmet medical needs, particularly in oncology (including orphan oncology indications), autoimmune and infectious diseases. Aptorum has completed two phase I clinical trials for its ALS-4 (MRSA) and orphan drug designated SACT-1 (Neuroblastoma) small molecule drugs and commercializing its NLS-2 NativusWell® nutraceutical (menopause). The pipeline of Aptorum is also enriched through (i) the establishment of drug discovery platforms that enable the discovery of new therapeutics assets through, e.g. systematic screening of existing approved drug molecules, and microbiome-based research platform for treatments of metabolic diseases; and (ii) the co-development and ongoing clinical validation of its novel molecular-based rapid pathogen identification and detection diagnostics technology with Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research.
For more information about the Company, please visit www.aptorumgroup.com.
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As a result, the projections included in such forward-looking statements are subject to change and actual results may differ materially from those described herein. Aptorum Group assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
This announcement is not a prospectus within the meaning of the Regulation (EU) n°2017/1129 of 14 June 2017 as amended by Regulations Delegated (EU) n°2019/980 of 14 March 2019 and n°2019/979 of 14 March 2019.
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