NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAToronto, OntarioApril 1, 2020SQI Diagnostics Inc. (“SQI” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: SQD; OTCQB: SQIDF),
a life sciences and diagnostics company that develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced microarray diagnostics, today announced that effective March 31 2020, the Company has granted 307,500 stock options as part of a Company-wide long-term incentive plan. The goal of the grant is to align the interest of all employees with those of shareholders and 300,000 options have been granted to one officer of the Company.
The options were granted at an exercise price of $0.105. The stock option plan was ratified by shareholders at the annual and special meeting held on March 31, 2020 and is subject to the approval of the TSXV. The options have a term of 5 years and vest over a 36-month period. Following the grant of these options there will be 12,078,884 options outstanding. There are currently 276,785,535 common shares outstanding.
About SQI Diagnostics
SQI Diagnostics is a life sciences and diagnostics company that develops clinical grade multiplexed microarray and molecular assays run on its automated instrumentation for the pharmaceutical research, animal health, and clinical diagnostics markets. SQI develops custom research and diagnostic assays that are multiplexed; meaning the simplification, consolidation and automation of many individual tests into one. This increases sample throughput, reduces time, cost and chance for human error, and provides excellent data quality. For more information, please visit www.sqidiagnostics.com.
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