IVAX Diagnostics, Inc. Announces Initial Closing of Investment and Prepares for Expansion and Acquisitions

Published: Jul 06, 2011

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IVAX Diagnostics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: IVD), a fully integrated in vitro diagnostics company, announced today that it has consummated the initial transactions contemplated by its previously announced stock purchase agreement with ERBA Diagnostics Mannheim GmbH. At the initial closing of the investment, IVAX Diagnostics received an aggregate purchase price of $5,000,000 in cash, or $0.75 per share, and issued to ERBA Diagnostics Mannheim 6,666,667 shares of IVAX Diagnostics’ common stock and warrants to purchase an additional 20,000,000 shares of IVAX Diagnostics’ common stock. The warrants have an exercise price per share equal to $0.75 and have a five-year term. The purchase price of $0.75 per share and the warrant exercise price of $0.75 per share constitute a premium of 14% above the average closing price of a share of IVAX Diagnostics’ common stock on the NYSE Amex during the five trading days immediately prior to April 8, 2011, the date on which the stock purchase agreement was originally publicly announced.

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