TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PGNX) announced today the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 11,000,000 primary shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $2.00 per share. The gross proceeds from the sale of the shares, before underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $22,000,000. The offering is expected to close on or about December 4, 2012, subject to customary closing conditions. Progenics also granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase 1,650,000 additional shares of common stock. All of the shares sold in the offering are being sold by Progenics, with the proceeds to be used for research and development and general corporate purposes. Jefferies & Company, Inc. is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering.
A shelf registration statement relating to the shares of common stock described above has been filed with and declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted. Any offer, if at all, will be made only by means of a prospectus, including a final prospectus supplement, forming part of the effective shelf registration statement.
A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC on November 28, 2012, and a final prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on its web site at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, when available, may be obtained from Jefferies & Company, Inc., Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, at 520 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10022, or by calling (877) 547-6340, or by emailing Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com.
Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Tarrytown, N.Y., is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing innovative medicines to treat disease, with a focus on cancer and related conditions. Progenics' pipeline candidates include PSMA ADC, a fully human monoclonal antibody-drug conjugate in Phase 2 testing for treatment of prostate cancer, and preclinical stage novel phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors for the treatment of cancer. Progenics has exclusively licensed development and commercialization rights for its first commercial product, Relistor(R), to Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for markets worldwide other than Japan, where Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. holds an exclusive license for the subcutaneous formulation. Relistor (methylnaltrexone bromide) subcutaneous injection is a first-in-class treatment for opioid-induced constipation approved in more than 50 countries for patients with advanced illness. For more information, please visit www.progenics.com and www.relistor.com.
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