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ProMetic Life Sciences Grosses $6.4M From Stock Placement

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — ProMetic Life Sciences has closed CA$6.6 million ($6.4 million) by selling 18.9 million subordinate shares for CA$.35 a share, the Montreal-based company said Tuesday.
ProMetic said it issued 13.3 million shares to Paradigm Capital for CA$4.7 million and 5.5 million shares to unidentified US institutional investors for CA$1.9 million.
Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group served as financial advisers for the financing, the company said.

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