MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Dec. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ:HYGS) (TSX:HYG) (the "Company") today announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 2,129,031 common shares (the "Offering") at a price of $7.75 per share. Net proceeds to the Company from the Offering are expected to be approximately $15,276,000, after deducting underwriting commissions and other expenses related to the Offering and assuming no exercise of the underwriters' overallotment option. Based upon pricing and investor demand, the Company elected to increase the size of the Offering from the previously announced $15 million to $16.5 million. The Company has also granted to the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 319,354 common shares to cover overallotments in connection with the Offering.
Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC is acting as sole book-running manager for the Offering. Roth Capital Partners is acting as co-manager for the Offering.
The Offering is expected to close on or about December 16, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, including the approvals of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Global Market.
The Company intends to use its net proceeds from the Offering primarily for general corporate purposes, including to support any negative cash flows from operating activities.
The Offering is being conducted pursuant to the Company's effective shelf registration statement on Form F-10 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The offering will be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement, a final prospectus supplement and the accompanying short form base shelf prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement, and when available, the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying short form base shelf prospectus may be obtained from Craig-Hallum Capital Group, 222 South Ninth Street, Suite 350, Minneapolis, MN 55402, telephone 612-334-6300, email: email@example.com. Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement, the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying short form base shelf prospectus will also be available free of charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
The common shares in the Offering will not be qualified for sale under the securities laws of Canada or any province or territory of Canada and are not being offered for sale in Canada or to any resident of Canada. The Company is relying on the exemption set forth in Section 602.1 of the Company Manual of the TSX which exemption provides that the TSX will not apply certain of its standards to eligible interlisted issuers.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
Hydrogenics Corporation is a world leader in engineering and building the technologies required to enable the acceleration of a global power shift. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Hydrogenics provides hydrogen generation, energy storage and hydrogen power modules to its customers and partners around the world. Hydrogenics has manufacturing sites in Germany, Belgium and Canada and service centres in Russia, Europe, the US and Canada.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and under applicable Canadian securities law. These statements are based on management's current expectations and actual results may differ from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including: our inability to increase our revenues or raise additional funding to continue operations, execute our business plan, or to grow our business; inability to address a slow return to economic growth, and its impact on our business, results of operations and consolidated financial condition; our limited operating history; inability to implement our business strategy; fluctuations in our quarterly results; failure to maintain our customer base that generates the majority of our revenues; currency fluctuations; failure to maintain sufficient insurance coverage; changes in value of our goodwill; failure of a significant market to develop for our products; failure of hydrogen being readily available on a cost-effective basis; changes in government policies and regulations; failure of uniform codes and standards for hydrogen fuelled vehicles and related infrastructure to develop; liability for environmental damages resulting from our research, development or manufacturing operations; failure to compete with other developers and manufacturers of products in our industry; failure to compete with developers and manufacturers of traditional and alternative technologies; failure to develop partnerships with original equipment manufacturers, governments, systems integrators and other third parties; inability to obtain sufficient materials and components for our products from suppliers; failure to manage expansion of our operations; failure to manage foreign sales and operations; failure to recruit, train and retain key management personnel; inability to integrate acquisitions; failure to develop adequate manufacturing processes and capabilities; failure to complete the development of commercially viable products; failure to produce cost-competitive products; failure or delay in field testing of our products; failure to produce products free of defects or errors; inability to adapt to technological advances or new codes and standards; failure to protect our intellectual property; our involvement in intellectual property litigation; exposure to product liability claims; failure to meet rules regarding passive foreign investment companies; actions of our significant and principal shareholders; dilution as a result of significant issuances of our common shares and preferred shares; inability of US investors to enforce US civil liability judgments against us; volatility of our common share price; and dilution as a result of the exercise of options. Readers should not place undue reliance on Hydrogenics' forward-looking statements. Investors are encouraged to review the section captioned "Risk Factors" in Hydrogenics' regulatory filings with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of factors that could affect Hydrogenics' future performance. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this release, and Hydrogenics undertakes no obligations to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, unless otherwise required by law. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are expressly qualified by this.