Lexaria Closes Final Tranche of Fully Subscribed Financing

Kelowna, BC / August 31, 2016 / Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (OTCQB:LXRP) (CSE:LXX) (the “Company” or “Lexaria”) announces it has closed the final tranche of the private placement equity financing announced July 5. The Company is pleased that the financing was fully subscribed.

This final tranche was for 3,266,666 equity units priced at US$0.06; each equity unit consisting of one common share of the Company and one non-transferable share purchase warrant, each warrant entitling the holder to purchase one additional common share of the Company for a period of two years from the date of issuance, at a purchase price of US$0.14; in order to raise gross proceeds of US$196,000 (the “Private Placement”). After the issuance of these shares, the Company will have 51,288,477 shares issued and outstanding.

All funds raised of US$196,000 will be used to continue deployment and marketing of hemp based food products, for investor relations, and for G&A and general working capital.

The securities issued will be subject to a hold period in Canada of four months and one day, or for any resales into the USA under Rule 144, six months and one day. The Private Placement is subject to normal regulatory approvals.

Placement fees of US$6,000 were paid and 100,000 broker warrants issued in connection with this tranche of the private placement.

The securities referred to herein will not be or have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

Lexaria’s unique patent pending technology allows for more effective absorption of certain molecules such as vitamins and cannabinoids, while simultaneously masking and at times even eliminating inherent strong flavours and/or odors. Lexaria’s technology is extremely cost effective to implement and applicable to a wide spectrum of foods, capsules, and beverages.

About Lexaria

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. is a food sciences company focused on the delivery of active compounds that can behave as superfoods through its proprietary infusion technologies. Lexaria’s technology enables higher bioavailability rates for CBD; THC; NSAIDs; Nicotine and other molecules than is possible without lipophilic enhancement technology. This can allow for lower overall dosing requirements and/or higher effectiveness in active molecule delivery.

Lexaria hopes to reduce other common but less healthy ingestion methods such as smoking as it embraces the benefits of public health. www.lexariaenergy.com

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Chris Bunka
Chairman & CEO
(250) 765-6424

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release includes forward-looking statements. Statements which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. The Company makes forward-looking public statements concerning its expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, financing plans, business strategy, products and services, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations, including statements that include words such as “anticipate,” “if,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “will,” and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are estimates reflecting the Company’s best judgment based upon current information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that other factors will not affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements. Access to capital, or lack thereof, is a major risk and there is no assurance that the Company will be able to raise required working capital. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated by the Company include, but are not limited to, government regulation, managing and maintaining growth, the effect of adverse publicity, litigation, competition, the patent application and approval process and other factors which may be identified from time to time in the Company’s public announcements and filings. There is no assurance that the hemp oil sector or alternative health businesses will provide any benefit to Lexaria, or that the Company will experience any growth through participation in these sectors or as a result of the license agreement. There is no assurance that existing capital is sufficient for the Company’s needs or that it will be able to raise additional capital. There is no assurance that Lexaria will successfully complete any other contemplated or existing technology license agreements, nor that Lexaria’s technology will deliver any improvement in taste or bioavailability with any reliability nor across any product category. There is no assurance that any planned corporate activity, business venture, or initiative will be pursued, or if pursued, will be successful. There is no assurance that any hemp oil or cannabinoid-based product will promote, assist, or maintain any beneficial human health conditions whatsoever, nor that any patent application in the USA or any other nation or under any treaty will result in the award of an actual patent; nor that an award of any actual patent will protect against challenges from unknown third parties. There is no assurance that any of Lexaria’s postulated uses, benefits, or advantages for the patent-pending technology will in fact be realized in any manner or in any part. No statement herein has been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ViPovaTM products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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