EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of U.S. $4.00 per share. NovaBay has granted to the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 750,000 shares at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any. The shares will commence trading on October 26, 2007 on the American Stock Exchange and on an "if, as and when issued" basis on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the symbol "NBY". The offering is expected to close on or about October 31, 2007.
Dundee Securities Corporation is acting as the sole book runner for the offering, with Desjardins Securities Inc. as co-lead manager. The shares are being offered in Canada by an underwriting syndicate co-led by Dundee Securities Corporation and Desjardins Securities Inc. and including Blackmont Capital Inc., and in the United States by Dundee Securities Inc. and Dawson James Securities, Inc.
The offering is being made in the United States pursuant to a written prospectus forming a part of the registration statement relating to these securities, which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 24, 2007, and in Canada pursuant to a final base PREP prospectus dated October 24, 2007 for which a receipt has been issued by the applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities and which shall be supplemented by a supplemented PREP prospectus. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, and there shall be no sale of these securities in any state, province 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, province or jurisdiction.
Copies of the United States prospectus may be obtained from Dawson James Securities, Inc., Attn: Investment Banking, 925 South Federal Highway, 6th Floor, Boca Raton, FL 33432, telephone number (866) 928-0928. Copies of the Canadian prospectus may be obtained from Dundee Securities Corporation, 1 Adelaide St. E., Suite 2700, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1J9; Attn: Equity Capital Markets, E-mail: email@example.com.
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative product candidates targeting the treatment or prevention of a wide range of infections in hospital and non-hospital environments. NovaBay has discovered and is developing a class of antimicrobial compounds, which it has named Aganocide compounds, which are based upon small molecules that are generated by white blood cells that defend the body against invading pathogens. NovaBay believes that Aganocide compounds could form a platform on which to create a variety of products to address differing needs in the treatment and prevention of bacterial and viral infections, including Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). NovaBay has entered into a licensing and research collaboration agreement with an affiliate of Alcon, Inc. for use of the Aganocide compounds in the eye, ear and sinus and in contact lens solutions and a license agreement with an affiliate of Kinetic Concepts, Inc. for the use of NovaBay's NeutroPhase product in woundcare applications.
NovaBay(TM), Aganocide(TM) and NeutroPhase(TM) are trademarks of NovaBay Pharmacuticals, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.
Safe Harbor Statement
This release contains forward-looking statements, which are based upon management's current expectations, assumptions, estimates, projections and beliefs. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the development and potential benefits of, and the market opportunities for, NovaBay's product candidates. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or achievements to be materially different and adverse from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties relating to difficulties or delays in discovery, development, testing, regulatory approval, production and marketing of the company's product candidates, unexpected adverse side effects or inadequate therapeutic efficacy of the product candidates, the uncertainty of patent protection for the company's intellectual property or trade secrets, the company's ability to obtain additional financing as necessary and unanticipated research and development and other costs. The forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of this date, and NovaBay disclaims any intent or obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement except as required by law.
CONTACT: Jack O'Reilly, Chief Financial Officer, or Theresa Granados,
Investor Relations, +1-510-899-8800, firstname.lastname@example.org,
both of NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Web site: http://www.novacal.com//