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SQI Announces Private Placement of up to CDN $3.760 Million

V.SQD
SQI Announces Private Placement of up to CDN $3.760 Million

SQI Diagnostics Inc. (“SQI” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: SQD), a life sciences company that develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced microarray diagnostics, today announced that it intends to complete a non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”) of up to 5,013,000 units (“Units”) of the Company at a price of $0.75 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to $3.760 million, subject to regulatory and stock exchange approval. Each Unit will consist of one common share and one common share purchase warrant. Each common share purchase warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one common share at a price of $1.10 for a period of two years from the date of issuance. If the full Private Placement is sold and after giving effect to the issuance of shares and exercise of warrants the Company would have up to 49,888,264 shares outstanding.

Certain officers, directors and other insiders of the Company may acquire securities under the private placement. In conjunction with the closing of the financing, options granted to members of the Board of Directors on January 10, 2013 will be amended to increase the exercise price of the options to $0.75 from $0.45. All others terms of the options remain unchanged.

The Company expects to close the Private Placement on or about May 1, 2013.

In connection with the Private Placement, the Company will pay a finder's fee in cash equal to 7% of the gross proceeds and will issue compensation warrants to acquire Units equal to 10% of the Units issued in connection with the Private Placement. Each compensation warrant entitles the holder, for a period of 24 months after the closing date, to acquire Units at an exercise price of $0.75 per Unit.

The Private Placement is subject to all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals. The securities being issued pursuant to the Private Placement will be subject to a four month hold period in accordance with applicable Canadian securities law.

SQI intends to use the net proceeds to fund the Company’s product development and commercialization programs, sales and marketing and for general working capital purposes.

About SQI Diagnostics
SQI Diagnostics is a life sciences company that develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced microarray diagnostics. The Company’s proprietary microarray tests and fully-automated systems are designed to simplify protein and antibody testing workflow, increase throughput, reduce costs and provide excellent data quality. For more information, please visit www.sqidiagnostics.com. The contents of the Company’s website are specifically not incorporated by reference in this press release.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “believe”, “in the process”, “is subject to” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to the closing of all or any part of the Private Placement, regulatory and stock exchange approval of the Private Placement, our intended use of the proceeds from the Private Placement, our need for additional capital to sustain our business, general economic and market segment conditions, competitor activity, technology changes and regulatory approvals. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.