BERWYN, Pa., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Encorium Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENCO), a full-service multinational contract research organization (CRO) that provides design, development, and management capabilities for clinical trials and patient registries to many of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, today announced that it has completed a private placement of 3,937,500 shares of its common stock with a private investor for an aggregate purchase price of $1,575,000, or $.40 per share.
Prior to the transaction, the Company has entered into Warrant Exchange Agreements with two investors (the "Investors") pursuant to which the Company issued to the Investors an aggregate of 1,864,000 shares of Common Stock (collectively, the "Exchange Shares") and warrants to purchase an aggregate of 874,126 shares of Common Stock, exercisable for a period of five years, at an exercise price of $.40 per share (collectively, the "Exchange Warrants"). The Exchange Shares and Exchange Warrants were issued in exchange for warrants dated as of May 9, 2007 held by the Investors to purchase an aggregate of 874,126 shares of Common Stock of the Company (collectively, the "Original Warrants").
The Company also announced that it has terminated previously announced negotiations for the sale of the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary Encorium OY to a clinical research organization based in the United States and will not pursue a sale of the Company or Encorium OY at this time. Given the Company's recent successes with respect to its strategy to grow into the world's leading vaccine franchise, including the recently announced $8.7 million of new business contract wins and the selection by a major pharmaceutical company for participation in a swine flu vaccine program, together with the investment announced today, the Company believes it is well
|SOURCE Encorium Group, Inc.|
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