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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2016) - Xylitol Canada Inc. ("Xylitol Canada", or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:XYL) is pleased to announce that it has issued convertible debentures (the "Debentures"), on a private placement basis, for aggregate gross proceeds of $600,000, representing a first tranche of the previously announced offering of Debentures for aggregate gross proceeds of up to $3 million (the "Offering"), as previously announced on February 8, 2016. The Debentures are convertible into common shares of the company at a price of $0.10 per share, have a maturity date that is three years from the date of issuance, and accrue interest at a rate of 10% per annum. The Company also issued an aggregate of 1,200,000 share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") to Debenture subscribers, each Warrant entitling the holder thereof to acquire one common share of the Company at an exercise price $0.15 per share, for a period of three years from date of issuance.
In connection with the Offering, the Company paid Canaccord Genuity Corp. ("Canaccord") a finder's fee of $36,000 and issued 360,000 non-transferable share purchase warrants, entitling Canaccord to acquire one common share of the Company at an exercise price $0.15 per share, for a period of two years from date of issuance.
Further details regarding the terms of the Offering can be found in the Company's February 8, 2016 press release.
About Xylitol Canada Inc.
Xylitol Canada operates two business units that address the growing xylose and xylitol markets. Xylitol Canada's consumer packaged goods division is based in Denver Colorado and has grown from under $500,000 in revenue in 2010, to over $8,600,000 in 2014. Xylitol Canada operates a 50,000 square foot xylitol facility where it produces and packages a full catalog of natural sugar free products, most notably its natural sugar alternatives. Through this Denver based facility, the Company services major retail customers such as Loblaws, Whole Foods, Costco, Sprouts, and many others.
Xylitol Canada markets xylitol and xylitol based-products and is focused on becoming a major low-cost manufacturer of xylitol and related products, serving the global market from operations in North America. Xylitol Canada's business strategy is to leverage novel proprietary technology and processes to become North America's premier manufacturer of low cost, high quality xylitol from readily available environmentally-sustainable biomass. Xylitol is a natural sweetener which is marketed globally including Canada and the United States and is accepted by the American Food and Drug Administration, the World Health Organization and the American Dental Association. Xylitol contains 75% less carbohydrates and 40% less calories than sugar, has a myriad of oral health benefits including the prevention of tooth decay and is safe for diabetics. To date, wider spread use of xylitol has been limited by the lack of a reliable, low cost, high quality supplier.
Forward Looking Statements
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Matt Willer, a director of Xylitol Canada Inc.