Nutra Pharma Corp., a biotechnology holding company that owns rights to intellectual property related to the development of drugs for Multiple Sclerosis and HIV, has announced that they have entered into a stock purchase agreement with SBI Brightline XII LLC. The agreement obligates SBI to purchase, upon Nutra Pharma's election, up to 24,000,000 shares of common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $9.6 million. Additionally, SBI will be issued up to 6,000,000 warrants exercisable in the range from $0.30 to $0.50. If fully exercised, the warrants will provide the Company with an additional $2.4 million. The agreement requires registration of the shares with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2005.
The SBI agreement provides financing at the Company's election, without resets or pricing adjustments. By having a fixed price financing, the Company can elect to draw down the capital needed without the risks and uncertainties inherent in an equity credit line.
"We are excited to be working with SBI Brightline in ensuring that Nutra Pharma has the capital to move our business plan forward," commented Rik J. Deitsch, Chief Executive Officer of Nutra Pharma. "This financing provides us with the capital to meet our near-term budgets and the financial leverage to allow us to become revenue generating and fund the clinical trials of our biotech investments," he added.
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