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Advancis Pharmaceutical Corporation (AVNC) Closes Private Placement of Common Equity Raising $24 Million


4/19/2007 10:49:42 AM

GERMANTOWN, Md., April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advancis Pharmaceutical Corporation , a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel anti-infective products, today announced that it has closed its previously announced private placement of common stock and warrants, resulting in the receipt of $24 million in gross proceeds.

The Company intends to use the proceeds from the financing to support the regulatory approval process of its Amoxicillin PULSYS product candidate and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The shares sold in the private placement and the shares issuable upon the exercise of the related warrants have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States without being registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") or through an applicable exemption from SEC registration requirements. The shares and warrants were offered and sold only to institutional and accredited investors. The Company has agreed to file a registration statement with the SEC covering the resale of the common stock issued in the private placement and issuable upon the exercise of the warrants.

This news release is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the shares of the Company.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are based on Advancis' current expectations and assumptions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. The words, "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," and variations of such words, and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that the statement is not forward- looking. Completion of the financing described in this news release is subject to customary closing conditions. If any of the conditions to closing are not satisfied, the closing may not be completed.

The actual results realized by Advancis could differ materially from these forward-looking statements, depending in particular upon the risks and uncertainties described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to the Company's financial results and the ability of the Company to (1) raise additional capital and continue as an ongoing concern, (2) increase Keflex 750mg capsules sales, (3) obtain FDA approval for its Amoxicillin PULSYS product candidate, (4) successfully reduce costs, (5) maintain compliance with its outstanding credit facility with Merrill Lynch Capital, (6) reach profitability, (7) prove that the preliminary findings for its product candidates are valid, (8) receive required regulatory approvals, (9) successfully conduct clinical trials in a timely manner, (10) establish its competitive position for its products, (11) develop and commercialize products that are superior to existing or newly developed competitor products, (12) develop products without any defects, (13) have sufficient capital resources to fund its operations, (14) protect its intellectual property rights and patents, (15) implement its sales and marketing strategy, (16) successfully attract and retain collaborative partners, (17) successfully commercialize and gain market acceptance for its Keflex products, (18) successfully obtain sufficient manufactured quantities of its drug products at acceptable rates, and (19) retain its senior management and other personnel. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. Advancis undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this announcement, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.

Advancis Pharmaceutical Corporation

CONTACT: Robert C. Low, Vice President, Finance & CFO, +1-301-944-6690,rlow@advancispharm.com, or Robert Bannon, Vice President, InvestorRelations, +1-301-944-6710, rbannon@advancispharm.com, both of AdvancisPharmaceutical Corp.


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