MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 03/08/18 -- Knight Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: GUD) ("Knight"), a leading Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Medimetriks") has prepaid US$20 million of Knight's US$23 million secured strategic loan issued in 2016. The remaining loan receivable balance is US$2 million.
Knight has generated approximately US$8.5 million from interest and fees from the strategic loan since February 2016, representing a pre-tax internal rate of return of approximately 20%. Knight currently owns 19% of Medimetriks' common shares outstanding and remains Medimetriks' exclusive distribution partner in Canada and select international markets for future products acquired or in-licensed by Medimetriks.
"We pride ourselves on our ability to add strategic value to our secured loan partners," said Jonathan Ross Goodman, CEO of Knight. "Knight's support facilitated Medimetriks' ability to in-license an innovative Phase 2 asset and has allowed for significant product pipeline advancement."
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Knight Therapeutics Inc., headquartered in Montreal, Canada, is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring or in-licensing innovative pharmaceutical products for the Canadian and select international markets. Knight Therapeutics Inc.'s shares trade on TSX under the symbol GUD. For more information about Knight Therapeutics Inc., please visit the company's web site at www.gudknight.com or www.sedar.com.
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