Tetra Bio-Pharma Announces $10.0 Million Bought Deal Offering

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OTTAWA, Jan. 21, 2020 /CNW/ - Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (TSXV:TBP) ("Tetra" or "TBP") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. ("Echelon"), pursuant to which Echelon has agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis, 18,868,000 units (the "Units") of the Company at a price of C$0.53 per Unit (the "Issue Price") for gross proceeds of approximately $10.0 million (the "Offering").

Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company (each a "Common Share") and one common share purchase warrant (each, a "Warrant" and collectively the "Warrants"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one Common Share at a price of C$0.75 for a period of 36 months from the closing date of the Offering.

The Offering will be conducted by Echelon as sole underwriter and bookrunner. The Company has granted Echelon an option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the Units sold under the Offering, at the Issue Price. The Over-Allotment Option may be exercised in whole or in part to purchase Shares, Warrants or Units as determined by Echelon upon written notice to the Company at any time up to 30 days following the closing date of the Offering (the "Over-Allotment Option").

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The Offering will be completed (i) by way of a short form prospectus to be filed in all of the provinces and territories of Canada other than Quebec, (ii) on a private placement basis in the United States pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") and (iii) outside Canada and the United States on a basis which does not require the qualification or registration of any of the Company's securities under domestic or foreign securities laws.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under 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.

The Offering is expected to close on or about February 13, 2020, or such other date as the Company and Echelon may agree, and is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of the securities regulatory authorities and the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Tetra Bio-Pharma

Tetra Bio-Pharma (TSX-V:TBP) (OTCQB:TBPMF) is a biopharmaceutical leader in cannabinoid-based drug discovery and development with a Health Canada approved, and FDA reviewed, clinical program aimed at bringing novel prescription drugs and treatments to patients and their healthcare providers. The Company has several subsidiaries engaged in the development of an advanced and growing pipeline of Bio Pharmaceuticals, Natural Health and Veterinary Products containing cannabis and other medicinal plant-based elements. With patients at the core of what we do, Tetra Bio-Pharma is focused on providing rigorous scientific validation and safety data required for inclusion into the existing bio pharma industry by regulators, physicians and insurance companies.

For more information visit: www.tetrabiopharma.com

Neither the 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.

Forward-looking statements

Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company to obtain sufficient financing to execute the Company's business plan; competition; regulation and anticipated and unanticipated costs and delays, the success of the Company's research and development strategies, including the success of this product  or any other product, the applicability of the discoveries made therein, the successful and timely completion and uncertainties related to the regulatory process, the timing of clinical trials, the timing and outcomes of regulatory or intellectual property decisions and other risks disclosed in the Company's public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake an obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities legislation.

SOURCE Tetra Bio-Pharma

For further information: please contact Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.: Investor Contact: Bruce Mackle, LifeSci Advisors LLC, 646-889-1200, Tetrainvestors@LifeSciAdvisors.com; Media Contact: Andrew Mielach, LifeSci Public Relations, 646-876-5868, amielach@lifescipublicrelations.com; Canada: Carol Levine, Energi PR, 514-288-8500 ext. 226, carol.levine@energipr.com

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