Sarepta Secures $100 Million In Debt Financing
Published: Jul 19, 2017
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT), a U.S. commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of unique RNA-targeted therapeutics for the treatment of rare neuromuscular diseases, today announced that it has entered into credit and security agreements with MidCap Financial. Under the terms of the agreements, Sarepta can borrow up to $60,000,000 in three tranches at an annual rate of 6.25%, plus one-month LIBOR, and a $40,000,000 revolver at a rate of 3.95%, plus one-month LIBOR. Both facilities have a four year term.
Today’s financing replaces the Company’s $40,000,000 debt facility with MidCap Financial at an annual rate of 7.75%, with a maturity of June 2018.
About Sarepta Therapeutics
Sarepta Therapeutics is a U.S. commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of unique RNA-targeted therapeutics for the treatment of rare neuromuscular diseases. The Company is primarily focused on rapidly advancing the development of its potentially disease-modifying Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) drug candidates. For more information, please visit www.sarepta.com.
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Any of the foregoing risks could adversely affect Sarepta's business, results of operations and the trading price of Sarepta's common stock. For a detailed description of risks and uncertainties Sarepta faces, you are encouraged to review Sarepta's 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as other SEC filings made by Sarepta. We caution investors not to place considerable reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Sarepta does not undertake any obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements based on events or circumstances after the date hereof.
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