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Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Files for $80 Million IPO


11/28/2011 6:32:39 AM

NEW HAVEN, CT, November 28, 2011 — Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the Company has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. Deutsche Bank Securities will act as the sole book-running manager for the offering. William Blair & Company, Lazard Capital Markets and Needham & Company, LLC will act as co-managers.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Department, 100 Plaza One, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311, or by telephone at: (800) 503-4611, or by e-mail at: prospectus.cpdg@db.com. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 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 press 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.

Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing new antibiotics to provide superior coverage, safety and convenience for the treatment of serious and life-threatening infections. The Company’s proprietary drug discovery platform provides an atomic-level, three-dimensional understanding of interactions between drug candidates and their bacterial targets and enables design of antibiotics with enhanced characteristics. Rib-X has two antibiotic candidates in clinical development. Delafloxacin is an enhanced spectrum IV/oral antibiotic intended for first-line monotherapy use primarily in hospitals and is currently in a Phase 2b clinical trial for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. Radezolid is a next-generation IV/oral oxazolidinone designed to be a potent antibiotic with a safety profile permitting long-term treatment of resistant infections. The Company’s pipeline also includes its preclinical RX-04 program, partnered with Sanofi, S.A., and other discovery stage anti-infective programs.

Contacts:

Company

Bob Conerly

Tel: 203-624-5606

E-mail: bconerly@rib-x.com

Investor Relations

Sarah Cavanaugh

Tel: 781-235-3060

E-mail: scavanaugh@macbiocom.com

Media Relations

Kari Watson

Tel: 781-235-3060

E-mail: kwatson@macbiocom.com



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