VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/25/11 -- AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FSH)(OTCQX: AGMHF)(FRANKFURT: A2G) (the 'Company' or 'AgriMarine') is pleased to announce that it has closed the first, non-brokered, tranche of a private placement consisting of 6,763,644 units (each a 'Unit'), at a subscription price of $0.35 per Unit for gross proceeds of $2,367,275 (the 'Offering').
Each Unit is comprised of one common share (each a 'Share') and one-half of one share purchase warrant (each a 'Warrant') of the Company, and each whole Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one additional Share of the Company (each a 'Warrant Share') at an exercise price of $0.50 per Warrant Share up to and including May 24, 2014.
All Shares issued pursuant to the Offering and any Warrant Shares issued in connection with the exercise of any of the Warrants, if any, will be subject to a hold period expiring on September 25, 2011, in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable securities laws.
Finder's fees of $94,152 in cash have now been paid and 232,500 finder's warrants have now been issued in conjunction with the initial closing of the Offering. Each finder's warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company at an exercise price of $0.50 per share up to and including May 24, 2013.
Proceeds of the Offering will be used to advance development of the Company's business and for general working capital.
About AgriMarine Holdings Inc.
AgriMarine has developed and commercialized proprietary floating closed containment technology to produce salmon sustainably in its farms in China and Canada. The technology can be applied worldwide to the rearing of other finfish such as trout, tuna, and yellow croaker. AgriMarine's technology creates an optimal fish rearing environment, offers a better farm management system with added environmental benefits over net cage rearing practices and meets consumer and retailer demands for sustainable aquaculture.
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