BOULDER, Colo., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Encision Inc. (ECIA:PK), a medical device company owning patented surgical technology that is emerging as a standard of care in minimally-invasive surgery, announced today that it had completed a private placement of 1,500,000 shares of its common stock. The private placement, which represents 19% of the total number of shares outstanding, will raise, before costs, a total of approximately $1.5 million. The purchase price per share for the shares sold in the private placement was $1.00, representing a discount of approximately 6% based on a 20-day volume-weighted average price as of March 30, 2012. Encision did not issue any warrants in connection with the transaction.
The securities sold in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, the securities may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and such applicable state securities laws. The Company intends to file a registration statement to cover the shares issued in the private placement. The securities were offered only to accredited investors.
"Net proceeds from the sale of the shares will be used for sales, marketing and quality programs and needed product development to enable the Company to aggressively execute its business plan." said Fred Perner, President and CEO of Encision. "In addition, this common stock private placement, together with our line of credit with Silicon Valley Bank, has greatly improved the Company's liquidity position."
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state.
Encision Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets innovative surgical devices that allow surgeons to optimize technique and patient safety during a broad range of surgical procedures. Based in Boulder, Colorado, the Company pioneered the development of patented AEM® Laparoscopic Instruments to improve electrosurgery and reduce the chance for patient injury in minimally invasive surgery.
In accordance with the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the Company notes that statements in this press release and elsewhere that look forward in time, which include everything other than historical information, involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially include, among others, its ability to increase net sales through the Company's distribution channels, its ability to compete successfully against other manufacturers of surgical instruments, insufficient quantity of new account conversions, insufficient cash to fund operations, delay in developing new products and receiving FDA approval for such new products and other factors discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are encouraged to review the risk factors and other disclosures appearing in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2011 and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of the receipt of new information, future events, or otherwise.
CONTACT: Marcia McHaffie, Encision Inc., 303-444-2600, firstname.lastname@example.org
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