Southridge LLC has agreed to invest up to $5 million in Cardax Inc. Based in Honolulu, Cardax is a maker of dietary supplements and drugs.
HONOLULU–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cardax, Inc. (“Cardax”) (OTCQB:CDXI) announced today that it has entered into an Equity Purchase Agreement (“EPA”) with an affiliate of Southridge LLC (“Southridge”), an institutional investor.
The EPA provides Cardax with the right, but not the obligation, to sell stock to Southridge and the ability to designate the amount, minimum pricing, and timing of each capital draw-down, provided that the aggregate purchase amount available under the EPA is $5 million and ownership of Cardax stock by Southridge is limited to 9.99% at any time, which as of June 30, 2016, would equal 8,488,625 shares.
There are no trading volume requirements in connection with the draw-downs; however, the maximum amount of capital that can be effectively drawn-down at any given time will be dependent on the then current market pricing and beneficial ownership of Cardax stock by Southridge.
Before accessing capital through the EPA, Cardax must register the shares that may be sold to Southridge.
“We are pleased to put together this useful financing vehicle,” said Cardax President and CEO, David G. Watumull. “Access to this amount of flexible financing—with modest dilution and the protection of a reasonable floor—provides an ideal platform for us as we focus on product development and commercialization.”
“We are excited by the prospects of our investment in Cardax,” added Stephen M. Hicks, Founder and CEO of Southridge. “We believe the EPA provides a solid foundation for the execution of Cardax’s attractive business plan.”
Cardax devotes substantially all of its efforts to developing safe anti-inflammatory dietary supplements and drugs. Cardax is initially focusing on astaxanthin, which is a powerful and safe naturally occurring anti-inflammatory without the side effects of currently marketed anti-inflammatories. The safety and efficacy of Cardax’s product candidates have not been directly evaluated in clinical trials or confirmed by the FDA.
About Southridge LLC
Since 1996, Southridge has made direct investment of over $1.8 billion into more than 250 growth companies globally, driven by its unique understanding of the complex issues facing these companies. In addition, their team provides advice on a range of corporate issues, from the process of becoming a public company, to individualized financing techniques, to optimized balance sheet management.