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IntelGenx Completes US$12 Million Equity Offering

SAINT LAURENT, Quebec, Oct. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IntelGenx Technologies Corp. (TSXV: IGX) (OTCQX: IGXT) (the “Company” or “IntelGenx”) is pleased to announce that it has closed its offering (the “Offering”) of 17,144,314 units (the “Units”) at a price of US$0.70 (the “Offering Price”) for gross proceeds of approximately US$12 million in the United States and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

Each Unit consists of one share of common stock (the “Offered Shares”) and one half of one warrant (a “Warrant”), each whole Warrant entitling the holder to purchase one share of common stock of the Company at an exercise price of US$1.00 per share. The Warrants are exercisable immediately and will expire on the third anniversary of the date of their issuance.

The Units were distributed under a final prospectus supplement to the U.S. registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-227498) which was declared effective on October 15, 2018 (the “Registration Statement”) and a final Canadian MJDS prospectus supplement to the Canadian MJDS short-form base shelf dated October 18, 2018 filed by the Company in connection with the Offering.  Copies of the U.S. prospectus supplement and the Registration Statement can be obtained from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the Registration Statement may also be obtained from H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, 430 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by calling (646) 975-6996 or by emailing placements@hcwco.com.

The Offering was conducted, on a best efforts basis, by H.C. Wainwright & Co. (“Wainwright”), in its capacity as the exclusive placement agent for the Units offered in the United States, and Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., in its capacity as the exclusive placement agent for the Units offered in Canada (“Echelon” and collectively with Wainwright, the “Agents”). 

The Company has granted Echelon an over-allotment option exercisable, in whole or in part, at the sole discretion of Echelon, at any time prior to 5:00 p.m. (Montreal time) on the date that is the 30th day after the closing of the date hereof, to purchase shares of common stock of the Company and/or Warrants in an amount representing up to an additional 15% of the number of Units sold pursuant to the Offering, at the Offering Price to cover over-allocations, if any, and for market stabilization purposes.

The TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) has conditionally approved the listing of the common stock that will be issued by the Company in the Offering, including the shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Warrants. Listing on the TSXV will be subject to the Company fulfilling all of the listing requirements of the TSXV within 30 days of the closing of the Offering.

After the payment of the Agents’ commissions and the reimbursement of certain of the Agents’ Offering expenses and the payment of other Offering expenses, the Company expects the net proceeds from the Offering to be approximately US$10.5 million.  The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for its 2a Montelukast Study, its Tadalafil 505(b)(2) submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and working capital.

About IntelGenx:

Established in 2003, IntelGenx is a leading oral drug delivery company primarily focused on the development and manufacturing of innovative pharmaceutical oral films based on its proprietary VersaFilm™ technology platform.

IntelGenx's highly skilled team provides comprehensive pharmaceuticals services to pharmaceutical partners, including R&D, analytical method development, clinical monitoring, IP and regulatory services. IntelGenx's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, established for the VersaFilm™ technology platform, supports lab-scale to pilot and commercial-scale production, offering full service capabilities to its clients. More information about the company can be found at www.intelgenx.com.

Forward Looking Information and Statements:

This document may contain forward-looking information or forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable U.S. and Canadian securities laws. These statements are statements that are not purely historical and include, but are not limited to, statements about the use of the Offering proceeds, IntelGenx's plans, objectives, expectations, strategies, intentions or other characterizations of future events or circumstances and are generally identified by the words “may”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “intends”, “plans”, “believes”, “seeks”, “estimates”, “could”, “would”, and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the terms of the Offering, any potential redemptions and the use of proceeds. All forward looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Because these forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, IntelGenx's actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward looking statements.

Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Registration Statement and in IntelGenx's annual report on Form 10-K, filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov, and also filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and www.sedar.com. IntelGenx assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which Forward-Looking Information is based are reasonable, readers of this press release are cautioned not to rely unduly on this Forward-Looking Information since no assurance can be given that they will prove to be correct. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any Forward-Looking Information, whether as a result of events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release, unless so required by legislation.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this press release. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation of sale would be unlawful. 

For more information, please contact:

Stephen Kilmer
Investor Relations
(514) 331-7440 ext 232 
stephen@intelgenx.com

OR

Andre Godin, CPA, CA
Executive Vice-President and CFO
IntelGenx Technologies Corp.
(514) 331-7440 ext 203
andre@intelgenx.com

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