CRAiLAR Receives CAD$2.0 Million Private Placement from Hydra Ventures B.V.
PORTLAND, OR, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - CRAiLAR Technologies Inc. (TSXV: CL)
(OTCQB: CRLRF), which produces and markets CRAiLAR® Flax fiber The
Friendliest Fiber On The Planet™, today announced that it has finalized
negotiations to enter into a proposed CAD$2.0 million private placement
investment (the "Private Placement") with Hydra Ventures B.V., the corporate
venture arm of the adidas Group (FRA: ADS).
In conjunction with the proposed Private Placement, Hydra Ventures has agreed
to subscribe for up to 3,333,333 units of the Company (each a "Unit"), at a
proposed subscription price of CAD$0.60 per Unit, with each Unit being
comprised of one common share and one common share purchase warrant of the
Company with each warrant being exercisable for a period of five years from
closing at an exercise price of CAD$0.70 per warrant common share.
Proceeds from the proposed Private Placement will be utilized for general
corporate and working capital purposes.
"We are very pleased that adidas Group's Hydra Ventures have invested in
CRAiLAR," said Ken Barker, CEO. "As a global leader in the advancement of
sustainability and sports performance, we believe that our relationship with
such an iconic sports company will help deliver a CRAiLAR brand and product
message to some of the most loyal consumers on the planet."
In conjunction with the completion of the proposed Private Placement certain
Company creditors have agreed to extend the term of their current loans to the
Company (the "Extension") and, in consideration thereof, one such Company
creditor and director will receive an aggregate of 181,666 bonus common shares
of the Company, at a deemed issuance price of CAD$0.60 per common share, for
such Extension (the "Bonus Share Issuance").
Each of the proposed Private Placement and Bonus Share Issuance by the Company
is subject to definitive documentation and prior TSX Venture Exchange approval
to the completion thereof.
About HYDRA VENTURES
Launched in 2011, Hydra Ventures is the corporate venture arm of adidas AG,
and is dedicated to exploiting new market opportunities by creating and
developing new consumer brands and trends in the apparel, footwear and
sports-related areas. In addition special consideration is given to companies
with sustainable or socially responsible attributes. For more information, see
About CRAiLAR Technologies Inc.
CRAiLAR(R) Technologies Inc. offers cost-effective and environmentally
sustainable natural fiber in the form of flax, hemp and other bast fibers for
use in textile, industrial, energy, medical and composite material
applications. Produced using a fraction of water and chemical inputs compared
with other natural fibers, CRAiLAR Flax is the newest natural fiber
introduction to the market in decades. The Company supplies its CRAiLAR Flax
to HanesBrands, Georgia-Pacific, Tuscarora Yarns, Target Corp. and Kowa
Company for commercial use, and to Levi Strauss & Co., Carhartt, Ashland, PVH
Corp., Cotswold Industries, Cone Mills and Lenzing for evaluation and
development. The Company was founded in 1998 as a provider of environmentally
friendly, socially responsible clothing. For more information, visit
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