Financing Raises $3,000,000
Red Bank, NJ — (January 4, 2011) —Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; NTCXF.PK) has today completed a C$3.0 million private placement. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s research and development activities, particularly in the area of super-efficient tandem solar cells, and for general working capital.
The financing, which was announced on December 14, 2010, and was expected to total C$2.0 million, was substantially oversubscribed. As a result, Natcore received gross proceeds of C$3,024,425, pursuant to the issuance of 4,032,566 units at a price of C$0.75 per unit. The overallotment has received regulatory approval, including the sanction of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Each unit comprised one common share and one-half warrant, with each full warrant enabling purchase of a further common share at C$1.00 for a period of three years from closing. In the event that Natcore shares close at over C$1.75 for 20 consecutive trading days, the warrants will be subject to accelerated conversion within 30 days’ notice of the company disseminating a press release providing notice of that circumstance.
“We see this oversubscription as a vote of confidence from the investment community,” says Natcore President and CEO Chuck Provini. “The funds will be put to good use. We’re actively engaged in selecting the most advantageous location for our own laboratory facilities, and this funding will allow us to rapidly accelerate our tandem solar cell research program.”
The first tranche of the placement, representing the sale of 2,469,333 units, was completed on December 22, 2010. All securities issued pursuant to the first tranche of the placement are subject to a hold period expiring on April 23, 2011. The balance of the placement, representing 1,563,233 units, was completed today. All securities issued pursuant to the second tranche of the placement are subject to a hold period expiring on May 5, 2011.
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