TiGenix Announces Launch Of Proposed Initial Public Offering In The United States

Published: Dec 06, 2016

Leuven (BELGIUM) - December 5, 2016, 22:01h CET - TiGenix NV (Euronext Brussels: TIG), an advanced biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercialising novel therapeutics from its proprietary platforms of allogeneic expanded stem cells, announced today that it intends to offer and sell, subject to market and other conditions, 2.75 million American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") representing 55 million ordinary shares in an initial public offering in the United States (the "Offering").

In connection with the Offering, TiGenix intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase additional ordinary shares in the form of ADSs, provided that the number of such additional ADSs shall not exceed 15% of the ADSs sold in the Offering.

Each of the ADSs offered represents the right to receive twenty (20) ordinary shares.

The final issuance price per ADS (in USD) sold in the Offering will be determined following the bookbuilding process.

TiGenix's ordinary shares are currently listed on Euronext Brussels. An application has been made to list the ADSs on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "TIG". Application will also be made to admit the ordinary shares, underlying the ADSs, issued pursuant to the Offering to trading on Euronext Brussels.

BofA Merrill Lynch and Cowen and Company, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers, Canaccord Genuity is acting as lead manager and BTIG is acting as co-manager for the proposed Offering.

A registration statement has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. The ADSs may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.

The proposed offering of ADSs will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus, when available, can be obtained from BofA Merrill Lynch, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, Email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com and from Cowen and Company LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attn: Prospectus Department, by telephone at (631) 274-2806 or by fax at (631) 254-7140.

This press release is for information purposes only and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe to any securities of TiGenix NV, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted or to any person or entity to whom it is unlawful to make such offer, solicitation or sale. This press release is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into any state or jurisdiction into which doing so would be unlawful.

For more information, please contact:
TiGenix
Claudia D'Augusta
Chief Financial Officer
T: +34 91 804 92 64
claudia.daugusta@tigenix.com

About TiGenix

TiGenix NV (Euronext Brussels: TIG) is an advanced biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary platforms of allogeneic, or donor-derived, expanded stem cells. Our lead product candidate from the adipose-derived stem cell technology platform is Cx601, which is in registration with the European Medicines Agency for the treatment of complex perianal fistulas in Crohn's disease patients. Our adipose-derived stem cell product candidate Cx611 has completed a Phase I sepsis challenge trial and a Phase I/II trial in rheumatoid arthritis. Effective July 31, 2015, TiGenix acquired Coretherapix, whose lead cellular product candidate, AlloCSC-01, is currently in a Phase II clinical trial in Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI). In addition, the second product candidate from the cardiac stem cell-based platform acquired from Coretherapix, AlloCSC-02, is being developed in a chronic indication. On July 4, 2016, TiGenix entered into a licensing agreement with Takeda, a large pharmaceutical company active in gastroenterology, under which Takeda acquired the exclusive right to commercialize Cx601 for complex perianal fistulas outside the United States. TiGenix is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium) and has operations in Madrid (Spain).

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