OPKO Health Announces Closing of Private Offering of $230 Million Convertible Senior Notes Due 2029 including Full Exercise of Initial Purchaser’s Option to Purchase Additional Notes

MIAMI, Jan. 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) (the “Company”) today announced the closing of its previously announced private offering of $230.0 million aggregate principal amount of its Convertible Senior Notes due 2029 (the “Notes”), which amount includes the full exercise of the initial purchaser’s option to purchase an additional $30.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes.

The Notes are senior unsecured obligations of the Company, bear interest at a rate of 3.75% per annum, payable semiannually in arrears on January 15 and July 15 of each year, beginning on July 15, 2024, and will mature on January 15, 2029, unless earlier purchased or converted in accordance with their terms. Prior to September 15, 2028, holders of the Notes have the right to convert their Notes only in certain circumstances and during specified periods, and thereafter the Notes will be convertible at the option of the holder at any time prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the maturity date. Conversions of the Notes will be settled in cash, shares of the Company’s common stock (“common stock”) or a combination of thereof, at the Company’s election. However, before the Company has available and has reserved the maximum number of shares of the common stock issuable under the Notes, the Company will be required to elect to deliver solely cash or, subject to certain limitations, a combination of cash and shares of the common stock upon conversion. The Notes have an initial conversion rate of 869.5652 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of the Notes (equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $1.15 per share of common stock), representing an initial conversion premium of approximately 26.83% above the closing price of $0.9067 per share of the Company’s common stock on January 4, 2024. The conversion rate is subject to adjustment in certain circumstances.

Additionally, the Company closed the concurrent private placement of approximately $71.1 million aggregate principal amount of the Company’s Convertible Senior Notes due 2029 (the “Affiliate Notes”) to Frost Gamma Investments Trust, a trust affiliated with Phillip Frost, M.D., the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jane H. Hsiao, Ph.D., MBA, the Company’s Vice-Chairman and Chief Technical Officer, as well as an additional existing holder of the Company’s outstanding 5% convertible promissory notes due 2025, in exchange for approximately $71.1 million aggregate principal amount of such convertible promissory notes held by such persons (inclusive of accrued but unpaid interest thereon). The Affiliate Notes constitute part of the same series as the Notes. However, the Affiliate Notes are not initially fungible with the Notes and are subject to different transfer restrictions than the Notes.

The Company received estimated net proceeds from the offering of approximately $221.4 million, after deducting fees and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company used approximately $50.0 million of the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes to repurchase shares of the common stock from purchasers of Notes in privately negotiated transactions effected with or through the initial purchaser or its affiliate. The purchase price per share of the common stock repurchased in such transactions was equal to the closing sale price of the Company’s common stock on January 4, 2024, which was $0.9067 per share.

Also, the Company repurchased for cash approximately $144.4 million aggregate principal amount of the Company’s outstanding 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 (the “2025 Convertible Senior Notes”), using approximately $146.3 million of the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes to consummate such repurchases. The terms of the foregoing note repurchases were individually negotiated with certain holders of the 2025 Convertible Senior Notes based on several factors, including the market price of the common stock and the trading price of the 2025 Convertible Senior Notes at the time of each such repurchase.

The Company intends to use any net proceeds from the offering of the Notes that remain following the foregoing common stock and note repurchases for general corporate purposes.

The Notes and any shares of the common stock issuable upon conversion of the Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any other securities laws, and the Notes and any common stock issuable upon conversion of the Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the Securities Act or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and other applicable securities laws. The Notes were offered only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation, or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About OPKO Health

OPKO Health is a multinational biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets by leveraging its discovery, development and commercialization expertise, and its novel and proprietary technologies. For more information, visit www.opko.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (“PSLRA”), including, among other things, statements related to the offering, the expected proceeds from such offering and the expected use of proceeds from such offering. These forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “expects,” “plans,” “projects,” “will,” “may,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “should,” “intends,” “estimates,” and other words of similar meaning. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Many factors could cause the Company’s actual activities or results to differ materially from the activities and results anticipated in forward-looking statements. These factors include those described in the Company’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K filed and to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the continuation and success of the Company’s relationship with the Company’s commercial partners, liquidity issues and the risks inherent in funding, developing and obtaining regulatory approvals of new, commercially-viable and competitive products and treatments. In addition, forward-looking statements may also be adversely affected by general market factors, competitive product development, product availability, federal and state regulations and legislation, the regulatory process for new products and indications, manufacturing issues that may arise, patent positions and litigation, among other factors. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date the statements were made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements. The Company intends that all forward-looking statements be subject to the safe-harbor provisions of the PSLRA.

Contacts:
LHA Investor Relations
Yvonne Briggs, 310-691-7100
ybriggs@lhai.com
or
Bruce Voss, 310-691-7100
bvoss@lhai.com


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