VolitionRx Limited Announces Closing of $20 Million Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE AMERICAN: VNRX) ("Volition"), a multi-national epigenetics company that applies its Nucleosomics™ platform through its subsidiaries to develop simple, easy to use, cost-effective blood tests to help diagnose a range of cancers and other diseases, announced today the closing of its underwritten public offering of 3,809,524 shares of its common stock (the "Offering") for gross proceeds of approximately $20 million, before deducting the underwriting commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Volition. All of the shares in the Offering were sold by Volition. In addition, Volition has granted the underwriter for the Offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 571,428 shares of its common stock.
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. acted as the sole book running manager of the Offering.
Volition intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for general corporate purposes, which may include continued product development, clinical studies, product commercialization, working capital and other general corporate purposes, including potential strategic acquisitions.
The Offering was made pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-227248) previously filed by Volition with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on September 26, 2018 and declared effective by the SEC on September 28, 2018. The Offering was made only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. The final prospectus supplement relating to and describing the terms of the Offering was filed with the SEC on February 11, 2021 and is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the Offering may also be obtained by contacting Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Attn: Capital Markets, 499 Park Avenue, 6th floor, New York, NY 10022; Email: email@example.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
Volition is a multi-national epigenetics company developing simple, easy to use, cost effective blood tests to help diagnose a range of cancers and other diseases. Early diagnosis has the potential to not only prolong the life of patients, but also to improve their quality of life. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics™, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid - an indication that disease is present. Volition is primarily focused on human diagnostics but also has a subsidiary focused on animal diagnostics.
Volition's research and development activities are centered in Belgium, with a small laboratory in California and additional offices in Texas, London, and Singapore, as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market.
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Nucleosomics™ is a trademark and/or service mark of VolitionRx Limited and its subsidiaries.
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Company Codes: AMEX:VNRX