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Arcadia Biosciences launches $7.5 million registered direct offering

The capital will be used for general corporate purposes, including a hemp germplasm acquisition, breeding and research activities and the scale-up of the GoodWheatTM product
Investors will purchase of 1,489,575 shares of Arcadia common stock at $5.035 per share

Arcadia Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:RKDA) announced Thursday a $7.5 million registered direct offering with several accredited and institutional investors.

The agricultural biotech company said it will use the capital for general corporate purposes, including a hemp germplasm (DNA of the hemp seed) acquisition, breeding and research activities, the scale-up of its GoodWheatTM product, and for general and administrative expenses.

Under the offering priced at-the-market that’s expected to close on Friday, investors will purchase of 1,489,575 shares of Arcadia’s common stock at $5.035 per share, according to a statement.

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Additionally, Arcadia has also agreed to issue to the investors unregistered warrants to purchase up to 1,489,575 shares of common stock at an immediately exercisable price of $5 per share. The warrants will expire five and a half years from the issue date.

Arcadia, based in Davis, California, develops high-value food ingredients and nutritional oils that aim to meet the demand for healthier diets. It also produces a GMO soybean.

The company’s stock recently traded down 33% to $3.95 a share following the company’s announcement.

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