Empower Clinics closes private placement of $653,000.00 to support the Company growth plan and goes live with physician based immune boosting tele-medicine consultations with online professional supplement dispensing
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / April 17, 2020 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CSE:CBDT)(Frankfurt:8EC)(OTCQB:EPWCF) ("Empower" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated life sciences company, is pleased to announce the closing of its non-brokered private placement of an aggregate of 16,325,000 units of the Company (each, a "Unit") at a price of $0.04 per Unit for gross proceeds of $653,000.00 (the "Offering").
The proceeds of the Offering are expected to be used by the Company for general working capital and corporate purposes.
The Company, as part of the recently announced digital health initiative, has added physician based tele-medicine consultations to address immune system boosting requirements for existing patients and new patients, on a nationwide basis. The Company clinics have also seen a 480% increase in patient visits in the first half of April 2020.
"Securing additional capital provides our Company more flexibility to support our staff and patients, during such a difficult time in history", said Steven McAuley, Chairman & CEO. "We are hiring physicians and administrative staff right now to meet patient demand and adding technology resources to ensure our new services are available nationwide."
In addition, our network of physicians will now be able to dispense over 250 premium supplement products to support patients' needs, through a new online Sun Valley Health supplement store.
"Our new telemedicine platform is extremely robust, giving us the opportunity to provide a variety of modalities to our patients." said Dustin Klein, Director and SVP Business Development. "We are focused on helping patients boost their immune systems and reduce stress and anxiety that may arise with isolation and social distancing."
Each Unit is comprised of one Share and one Warrant, with each Warrant exercisable into one Warrant Share at an exercise price of $0.10 per Warrant Share for a period of two years following the Closing.
The Units, and the underlying Shares, Warrants and Warrant Shares (collectively, the "Securities"), are subject to restrictions on resale under applicable Canadian securities laws for a period of four months and one day from the closing of the Offerings. None of the Securities have been or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would require registration or otherwise be unlawful.
Empower is a vertically integrated health & wellness company operating a network of physician-staffed wellness clinics, focused on helping patients improve and protect their health, through innovative physician recommended treatment options. The Company has its first hemp-derived CBD extraction facility under development, to produce proprietary lines of cannabidiol (CBD) based products to distribute through company owned and franchised clinics, wholesale partnerships, online channels and developing retail channels nationwide in the U.S.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Chief Executive Officer
Investors: Dustin Klein
Investors: Steven McAuley
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SOURCE: Empower Clinics Inc.