Small Pharma engages market-maker
LONDON, May 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Small Pharma Inc. (TSXV: DMT) (the “Company” or “Small Pharma”) is pleased to announce that it has retained the services of Generation IACP Inc. (“GIACP”) to provide market-making services to the Company. GIACP has agreed to comply with all applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) in providing such services to the Company. GIACP will receive a monthly fee of CDN$7,500 plus applicable taxes. The agreement between the Company and GIACP dated May 7, 2021 (the “Agreement”) is for an initial term of six (6) months and shall be automatically renewed for subsequent six (6) month periods (collectively, the “Term”) unless the Company provides written notice of termination to GIACP at least 30 days prior to the end of the Term or GIACP provides a written notice of termination to the Company. Commencing on the first anniversary of the Agreement, the fee payable to GIACP will automatically increase annually by 3.0%. No stock options or other compensation are being granted in connection with the engagement.
GIACP is arm’s length to the Company. GIACP’s market making activity will be primarily to correct temporary imbalances in the supply and demand of the common shares in the capital of the Company (the “Shares”). GIACP will be responsible for the costs it incurs in buying and selling the Shares, and no third party will be providing funds or securities for the market making activities.
About Small Pharma
Small Pharma is a neuropharmaceutical company specialised in IP led development of novel treatments for mental health conditions, with a focus on depression. Small Pharma initiated a clinical program into N,N-dimethyltryptamine (“DMT”) assisted therapy in February 2021. This program includes a Phase I/IIa trial on their lead candidate alongside development of a robust pipeline of proprietary preclinical assets.
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