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GW Pharmaceuticals Files Registration Statement for NASDAQ Global Market Listing and U.S. Initial Public Offering



3/19/2013 10:24:13 AM

PORTON DOWN, England, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GW Pharmaceuticals plc (AIM: GWP, "GW" or the "Company"), the biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercialising novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") for an initial public offering of American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") on the NASDAQ Global Market. GW has applied to have its ADSs quoted on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol "GWPH". The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined.

Lazard Capital Markets LLC and Cowen and Company, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Canaccord Genuity is acting as co-lead manager and Roth Capital Partners is acting as co-manager.

When available, a copy of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained from Lazard Capital Markets LLC, Attn: Syndicate Department, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 48th Floor, New York, NY 10020, Telephone: (800) 542-0970; from Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY,11717, Attn: Prospectus Department, Phone (631) 274-2806 / Fax (631) 254-7140; from Canaccord Genuity Inc., Attention: Syndicate Department, 99 High Street, 12th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, or by telephone at (617) 371-3900; and from Roth Capital Partners, LLC, Equity Capital Markets, 888 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, at 800-678-9147 and Rothecm@roth.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About GW Pharmaceuticals plc

Founded in 1998, GW is biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform in a broad range of disease areas. GW commercialized the world's first plant-derived cannabinoid prescription drug, Sativex, which is approved for the treatment of spasticity due to multiple sclerosis in 20 countries. Sativex is also in Phase 3 clinical development as a potential treatment of pain in people with advanced cancer. This Phase 3 program is intended to support the submission of a New Drug Application for Sativex in cancer pain with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and in other markets around the world. GW has established a world leading position in the development of plant-derived cannabinoid therapeutics and has a deep pipeline of additional cannabinoid product candidates, including two distinct compounds, GWP42004 and GWP42003, in Phase 2 clinical development for Type 2 diabetes and ulcerative colitis, respectively, and at least two additional programs expected to enter clinical trials in the next 12 months.

SOURCE GW Pharmaceuticals plc


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