LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 -- Methes Energies International Ltd. (NASDAQ: MEIL), a renewable energy company that offers an array of products and services to a network of biodiesel fuel producers, today announced that on February 19, 2013, it completed a $1.7 million private placement pursuant to Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. In the offering, Methes sold 425,000 units to accredited investors at a purchase price of $4.00 per unit, each unit consisting of one share of common stock, one redeemable Class A warrant and one redeemable Class B warrant. Each warrant is exercisable to purchase one share of common stock at $7.50 and $10.00, respectively, and expires on October 12, 2017. Net proceeds from the offering were approximately $1.5 million, after deducting offering expenses and placement agent fees.
Paulson Investment Company, Inc., wholly owned subsidiary of Paulson Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: PLCC), acted as lead placement agent, and Barrett & Company, ViewTrade Securities Inc. and Finance 500 Inc., acted as co-placement agents.
Michel G. Laporte, Chairman & CEO of Methes Energies International Ltd., said, "We are pleased to have finalized this private placement. This financing helps augment the proceeds from our IPO, which was smaller than expected, and gets us back on track to fund the business going forward."
This press release is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.
About Paulson Capital Corp.:
Paulson Capital Corp. is the parent company of Paulson Investment Company, Inc. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Paulson Investment Company, Inc. is a national leader in public offerings of small and emerging growth companies with capital needs of $5 million to $45 million. Founded by Chester "Chet" Paulson in 1970, it has managed or underwritten 170 securities offerings and has generated more than $1.2 billion for client companies.
About Methes Energies International Ltd.
Methes Energies International Ltd. is a renewable energy company that offers a variety of products and services to biodiesel fuel producers. Methes also offers biodiesel processors that are unique, truly compact, fully automated state-of-the-art and continuous flow that can run on a wide variety of feedstocks. Methes markets and sells biodiesel fuel produced at its showcase production facility in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and at its recently commissioned 13 MGY facility in Sombra, Ontario, to customers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as providing multiple biodiesel fuel solutions to its clientele. Among its services are selling commodities to its network of biodiesel producers, selling their biodiesel production and providing clients with proprietary software to operate and control their processors. Methes also remotely monitors the quality and characteristics of its clients' production, upgrades and repairs their processors and advises clients on adjusting their processes to use varying feedstock to improve the quality of their biodiesel. For more information, please visit www.methes.com.
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Methes Energies International Ltd.
Michel G. Laporte
Chairman and CEO
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