BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Announces Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Shares and Completion of Public Offering of Common Stock
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) announced today the completion of an underwritten public offering of 10,454,546 shares of its common stock, including 1,363,636 shares sold pursuant to the exercise in full of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. The gross proceeds from this offering to BioCryst, including from the shares sold pursuant to the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares, were approximately $57.5 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by BioCryst. BioCryst expects to use the net proceeds of this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include, but are not limited to, funding worldwide development, manufacturing, regulatory and commercial activities for the prophylactic and acute BCX7353 programs, focusing primarily on the United States, European Union and Japan; the advancement of development activities of our fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (“FOP”) and other preclinical rare disease program; post-approval commitments for RAPIVAB™/ALPIVAB™; and capital expenditures and general working capital needs.
J.P. Morgan and Jefferies acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. JMP Securities acted as lead manager for the offering.
A shelf registration statement on Form S-3 relating to the shares of common stock described above has been previously filed with and declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). 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.
This offering was made by means of a prospectus supplement and related prospectus. A prospectus supplement relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on its website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or by telephone: 1-866-803-9204 or from Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by telephone at (877) 821-7388 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About BioCryst Pharmaceuticals
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals designs, optimizes and develops novel small-molecule medicines that address both common and rare conditions. BioCryst has several ongoing development programs including BCX7353, an oral treatment for hereditary angioedema, galidesivir, a potential treatment for filoviruses, and a preclinical program to develop oral ALK-2 inhibitors for the treatment of FOP. RAPIVAB® (peramivir injection), a viral neuraminidase inhibitor for the treatment of influenza, is BioCryst’s first approved product and has received regulatory approval in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and the European Union. Post-marketing commitments for RAPIVAB are ongoing.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding future results and achievements and use of proceeds. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or outcomes to be materially different from any future results, performances, achievements, or outcomes expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including risks and uncertainties associated with market conditions and other risks and uncertainties inherent in BioCryst's business. Please refer to the documents that BioCryst files periodically with the SEC, specifically BioCryst’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8‑K, which identify important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in BioCryst’s projections and forward-looking statements.
CONTACT: Thomas Staab, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, +1-919-859-7910