BetterLife Pharma Inc. (CSE: BETR | OTCQB : BETRF | FRA: NPAU) , an emerging biotech company focused on the development and commercialization of cutting-edge treatments for mental disorders, is pleased to announce that it has priced its previously announced private placement offering (the “Offering”) of units of the Company (“Units”). Pursuant to the Offering, the Company will issue Units at a price of $0.10 per Unit for total minimum aggregate gross proceeds of $1,500,000 and maximum gross proceeds of $5,000,000. Each Unit is comprised of one common share of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one Common Share purchase warrant of the Company (each whole Common Share purchase warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one Common Share for a period of 60 months from the date of issuance of such Warrant, at an exercise price of $0.15, subject to and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the warrant indenture to be entered into between the Company and Endeavor Trust Corporation (the “Warrant Indenture”).  

The Units offered will be offered to purchasers resident in the provinces set forth in the Offering Document (as defined below), pursuant to the listed issuer financing exemption under Part 5A of National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus Exemptions and will not be subject to a hold period pursuant to applicable Canadian securities laws.

The Offering will be led by Bloom Burton Securities Inc. (“Bloom Burton”) as lead placement agent and Research Capital Corp. (collectively, the “Agents”) on a best efforts agency basis. In connection with the Offering, the Company will pay the Agents a cash fee equal to 7% of the gross proceeds raised under the Offering and grant the Agents broker warrants of the Company (“Broker Warrants”) equal to 7% of the number of Units issued under the Offering. Each Broker Warrant shall entitle an Agent to purchase one Common Share at a price of $0.10 per Common Share for a period of twenty-four (24) months following the Closing Date. The Broker Warrants will be subject to a four month hold period pursuant to Canadian securities laws.

There is an amended offering document (the “Offering Document”) related to the Offering that can be accessed under the Company’s profile at and on the Company’s website at Prospective investors should read this Offering Document before making an investment decision. The Company intends to use the net proceeds for general working capital purposes, as more particularly described in the Offering Document.

The Offering is anticipated to close on or about March 14, 2023, or such later date as the Company and Bloom Burton may determine. The Offering is subject to the Company and the Agents entering into a definitive agency agreement and subject to customary closing conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory and other approvals, including the approval of the Canadian Securities Exchange of the listing of the common shares of the Company issuable pursuant to the Offering.

About BetterLife Pharma

BetterLife Pharma Inc. is an emerging biotechnology company primarily focused on developing and commercializing two compounds, BETR-001 and BETR-002, to treat neuro-psychiatric and neurological disorders.

BETR-001, which is in preclinical and IND-enabling studies, is a non-hallucinogenic and non-controlled LSD derivative in development and it is unique in that it is unregulated and therefore can be self-administered. BetterLife’s synthesis patent for BETR-001 eliminates regulatory hurdles and its pending patent, for composition and method of use, covers treatment of major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder and neuropathic pain and other neuro-psychiatric and neurological disorders.

BETR-002, which is in preclinical and IND-enabling studies, is based on honokiol, the active anxiolytic ingredient of magnolia bark. BetterLife’s pending method of use and formulations patent covers treatment of anxiety related disorders including benzodiazepine dependency.

BetterLife also owns a drug candidate for the treatment of viral infections such as COVID-19 and is in the process of seeking strategic alternatives for further development.