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Bee Vectoring Technologies Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement for Gross Proceeds of over $2.3 Million
Mississauga, ON Canada and Sacramento, CA USA (February 4, 2021) – Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. (the “Company” or “BVT”) (CSE: BEE) (OTCQB: BEVVF) (CVE:BEE) is pleased to announce it has closed a non-brokered private placement of 7,306,625 units (“Units”) at a price of $0.32 per Unit for gross aggregate proceeds of $2,338,120 (the “Offering”). Each Unit will consist of one common share (a “Share”) and one transferable common Share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder, on exercise, to purchase one additional Share for a period of 24 months following the closing, at an exercise price of CAD$0.525 per Share.
“The overwhelming demand we received when we launched this financing further validates that investors have a clear understanding of the immense market opportunity at hand, and how BVT’s technology is positioned to be a market disruptor in the way food is sustainably grown,” said Michael Collinson, Chairman of the Company. “This new round of investment secures enough funding for us to confidently execute on our corporate and commercial strategies for the forseeable future with the expectation that we will continue to deliver shareholder value.”
“The Company made major accomplishments over the last two years. In 2019 by transitioning from being an R&D company to a commercial enterprise with EPA approval. In 2020 by establishing commercial footholds in key US markets including the Southeast, the Northwest, Midwest and Pacific Northwest – and by doubling our customer base from 2020 to 2021 with sales activity continuing until the next growing season commences,” said Ashish Malik, CEO of the Company. “This new investment will help BVT continue accelerating its market expansion strategy in the United States, especially in the single biggest growing market of California; and also support BVT’s strategy towards commercialization in other key growing regions of the world, including Mexico and Switzerland as a gateway into the European Union.”
BVT is well into execution of its business plan to progress deployment and further development of the Company’s natural precision agriculture system, by using commercially-managed bees to deliver targeted micro-doses of natural pest and disease control agents directly to where its needed most – directly into blooms.
Should the 10-day volume weight average price of the Shares, as traded on the CSE, be equal to or greater than a 100% premium to the Warrant exercise price prior to the expiry date of the applicable Warrants, the Company may accelerate the expiry date (“Accelerated Expiry Date”) of the Warrants by providing the Warrant holders with notice (the “Acceleration Notice”) of its election to do so. The Accelerated Expiry Date referenced in an Acceleration Notice may be no earlier than the 30th day from the date on which such Accelerated Expiry Date is delivered to the warrant holders. For greater certainty, the Acceleration Notice may not be delivered to the subscribers prior to the Warrant exercise date. Finders fees of $122,956.40 cash and 384,238 Warrants exercisable to purchase one additional Share per Warrant with an exercise price of $0.425 for a period of 2 years from issuance with the same acceleration terms as noted above have been paid as finder’s fees to qualified parties.
BVT intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to fund its ongoing growth strategy in the agricultural space, for continued research and development and general working capital purposes. All securities issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to a statutory hold period that will expire on June 5, 2021, in accordance with applicable securities laws.
BVT, an agriculture technology company, is a market disruptor with a significant global market opportunity in the $240 billion crop protection and fertilizer market. BVT has pioneered a natural precision agriculture system that replaces chemical pesticides and wasteful plant protection product spray applications by delivering biological pesticide alternatives to crops using commercially grown bees. BVT’s award-winning technology, precision vectoring, is completely harmless to bees and allows minute amounts of naturally-derived pesticides (called biologicals) to be delivered directly to blooms, providing improved crop protection and yield results than traditional chemical pesticides – and improving the health of the soil, the microbiome and the environment. Currently, BVT has over 65 granted patents, over 35 patents pending in all major agricultural countries worldwide, and has US EPA registration of its Vectorite™ with CR-7 (EPA Registration No. 90641-2) for sale as a registered biological fungicide for use on the labeled crops.
Ashish Malik, President & CEO
Babak Pedram, Investor Relations
Virtus Advisory Group
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