Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of $20 Million Underwritten Public Offering
Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Catabasis,” the “Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) (NASDAQ: CATB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of an aggregate of 4,000,000 units at a public offering price of $5.00 per unit. Each unit is comprised of one share of common stock and 0.5 of a warrant to purchase one share of common stock for a total of 4,000,000 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase 2,000,000 shares of common stock.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. is acting as sole underwriter for the offering.
Each warrant will have an exercise price of $6.25 per share and is exercisable immediately. The warrants will expire five years from the date of issuance. The shares of common stock and the accompanying warrants included in the units can only be purchased together in this offering but will be issued separately and will be immediately separable upon issuance. The offering is expected to close on or about February 8, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
The gross proceeds of the offering are expected to be approximately $20.0 million, prior to deducting the underwriting discount and other estimated offering expenses.
Catabasis intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for clinical trial and other research and development activities; continued growth of its manufacturing capabilities; initial investments in commercial and medical affairs infrastructure to support its transition to a commercial-stage company; and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
The securities described above are being offered pursuant to a prospectus supplement and an accompanying base prospectus forming part of a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-212382), which was previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on July 19, 2016. A final prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website located at http://www.sec.gov. When available, copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus may be obtained for free by contacting Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad St., 26th Floor, New York, NY 10004, by telephone at (212) 667-8055 or by email at EquityProspectus@opco.com.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, 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.
At Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, our mission is to bring hope and life-changing therapies to patients and their families. Our lead program is edasalonexent, an NF-kB inhibitor in development for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Our global Phase 3 PolarisDMD trial is currently enrolling boys affected by Duchenne. For more information on edasalonexent and our Phase 3 PolarisDMD trial, please visit www.catabasis.com or www.twitter.com/catabasispharma.
Forward Looking Statements
Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for the Company, including statements about the anticipated completion, timing and size of the public offering and the anticipated use of net proceeds therefrom, among other things, statements containing the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “may” and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks and uncertainties associated with market conditions, the satisfaction of customary closing conditions relating to the public offering and the Company’s intended use of proceeds, as well as uncertainties inherent in the initiation and completion of preclinical studies and clinical trials and clinical development of the Company’s product candidates; whether interim results from a clinical trial will be predictive of the final results of the trial or the results of future trials; expectations for regulatory approvals to conduct trials or to market products; availability of funding sufficient for the Company’s foreseeable and unforeseeable operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements; other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of the Company’s product candidates; and general economic and market conditions and other factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 relating to this offering, which will be filed with the SEC, and the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, which is on file with the SEC, and in other filings that the Company may make with the SEC in the future. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company’s views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this release.
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