Microbix Completes Non-Brokered Private Placement of $2.3 million

Proceeds to Support Ongoing Sales Growth and New Product Rollouts

MISSISSAUGA, January 31, 2020 - Microbix Biosystems Inc. (TSX: MBX, Microbix®), a life sciences innovator making critical ingredients that enable the production of clinical diagnostics and creating medical devices that help ensure test accuracy, announces that it has completed a non-brokered private placement financing with gross proceeds of $2,355,000, by issuing an aggregate of 11,775,000 units ("Units") at a price of $0.20 per Unit.

Each Unit consists of one common share ("Common Share") of Microbix and one warrant ("Warrant") to purchase one Common Share. Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional Common Share at a price of $0.36 for five years. All securities issued under the private placement will be subject to a hold period expiring four months and one day from the date of closing. The private placement was carried out pursuant to prospectus exemptions and is subject to final acceptance by the TSX.

The proceeds of the private placement will be broadly used to support Microbix's ongoing growth in total revenues, which have increased by 28% since its last equity funding in 2017. More specifically, the funds are intended to enable Microbix to accelerate the development, registration, and launch of new quality assessment products (QAPs™) and improve the overall working capital position of the Company.

Cameron Groome, President and CEO of Microbix, commented, "These additional funds will be used to accelerate Microbix's transformation into a developer and marketer of innovative, proprietary, and branded medical devices that are important to health outcomes around the world. We deeply appreciate the support from our many stakeholders, internal and external, as we advance our stated goals."

The private placement was supported by a number of institutional investors, retail investment advisors, and individuals. Pursuant to such participations, Microbix has paid cash commissions of approximately $104,000 and an aggregate of 519,750 compensation warrants (the "Compensation Warrants"). Each Compensation Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Common Share at a price of $0.36 per Common Share for five years.

Eleven Directors and Officers of the Company (collectively, the "Insiders") invested in Microbix via this private placement, subscribing for an aggregate of 3,300,000 Units, for gross proceeds of $660,000.00. The participation of Insiders in the private placement constitutes a "related party transaction" within the meaning of the Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101") and the policies of the TSX. The Company is relying on the exemptions from the formal valuation and minority approval requirements contained in sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101 on the basis that participation in the private placement by insiders will not exceed 25% of the fair market value of the Company's market capitalization. The Company did not file a material change report at least 21 days prior to the completion of the private placement since the existence of any placement or Insiders' participation therein was not determined at that time.

Neither the Toronto Stock Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Toronto Stock Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About Microbix Biosystems Inc.

This news release includes "forward-looking information," as such term is defined in applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information includes, without limitation, discussion of financial results or the outlook for the business, risks associated with its financial results and stability, its current or future products, development projects such as those referenced herein, sales to foreign jurisdictions, engineering and construction, production (including control over costs, quality, quantity and timeliness of delivery), foreign currency and exchange rates, maintaining adequate working capital and raising further capital on acceptable terms or at all, and other similar statements concerning anticipated future events, conditions or results that are not historical facts. These statements reflect management's current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations; they are not guarantees of future performance. The Company cautions that all forward looking information is inherently uncertain and that actual performance may be affected by a number of material factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control. Accordingly, actual future events, conditions and results may differ materially from the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking information. All statements are made as of the date of this news release and represent the Company's judgement as of the date of this new release, and the Company is under no obligation to update or alter any forward-looking information.

Please visit www.microbix.com or www.sedar.com for recent Microbix filings.

For further information, please contact:

Cameron L. Groome, President & CEO
(905) 361-8910 x 350 cameron.groome@microbix.com

Jim Currie, CFO
(905) 361-8910 x 255 jim.currie@microbix.com

Deborah Honig, Investor Relations

Adelaide Capital Markets
(647) 203-8793 ir@microbix.com

Copyright © 2019 Microbix Biosystems Inc.

Microbix®, Kinlytic®, LumiSort™, and QAPs™ and REDx™ Controls are trademarks of the Company

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