Mind Cure Health Inc. (CSE: MCUR) (OTCQX: MCURF) announced that it is shutting down after determining it can’t raise the money it needs to continue. The stock stopped trading when the news was announced but did resume after a few hours and fell by 38%.
Mind Cure said it will cut all of its C-suite executives and employees, other than its Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Engineering and certain administrative staff required to wind-down the company’s operations and for limited care and maintenance of the company; and halt all non-committed expenditures related to the development and marketing work of its iSTRYM product, the research and development related to its synthetic ibogaine program, and the research and development related to its Desire Project. Mr. Philip Tapley, the Chair of the Company’s board of directors, will assume the role of the Company’s interim CEO.
“Though we continue the Strategic Review Process, we have identified no available strategic alternatives that would require further development and execution of MINDCURE’s existing business plan. As a result, we have determined that the Company should immediately move to reduce all non-necessary expenditures except as required to preserve the value of the Company’s cash balance and other assets,” said the Chair of MINDCURE’s Special Committee, Jason Pamer.
Mind Cure said that the company’s Special Committee “determined that the additional capital required to execute the company’s business plan is unlikely to be found under the current and foreseeable market conditions and that none of the strategic alternatives available to the company necessitated ongoing developmental expenditures. Accordingly, the Board has taken the decision to immediately eliminate all expenditures outside those required to preserve the value of the company’s assets, including its public company status with Canadian securities regulators and cash and cash equivalents of approximately $10.57 million on an unaudited basis as at close of business yesterday and without adjusting for any current liabilities as at such date or arising from the elimination of expenditures described in this news release.”