Tiziana Life Sciences plc Announces Closing of $57.25 Million Offering
Tiziana Life Sciences plc (Nasdaq: TLSA / AIM: TILS) (the "Company" or "Tiziana"), a biotechnology company focused on innovative therapeutics for oncology, inflammation and infectious diseases, today announces the closing of its registered direct offering (the “Offering”) of American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) on the NASDAQ Global Market. As announced on 3 August 2020, Tiziana issued 11,009,615 ADSs (representing 22,019,230 new ordinary shares of nominal value £0.03 each in the capital of the Company ("Ordinary Shares")) at a price of $5.20 per ADS raising gross proceeds of approximately $57.25 million (before deducting placement agent fees and offering expenses). Each ADS offered represents two (2) Ordinary Shares. All ADSs sold in the Offering were offered by the Company. The number of Ordinary Shares represented by ADSs comprised in the Offering were within existing shareholder authorities.
ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc., acted as the sole placement agent manager for the Offering.
Tiziana intends to use the net proceeds received from this Offering (i) to advance the clinical development of Foralumab, (ii) to initiate a trial in HCC patients with Milciclib, (iii) to expedite clinical development of TZLS-501 for coronavirus COVID-19, and for working capital and other general corporate purposes. Tiziana’s Ordinary Shares are admitted to trading on AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange plc (“AIM”), under the symbol "TILS". The ADSs are listed for trading on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “TLSA”.
This Offering was being made pursuant to a registration statement on Form F-3, as amended (File No. 333-236013), previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which became effective on February 6, 2020.
This press release shall 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 jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to this offering have been filed with the SEC and are available at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.
Copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc., 17 State Street, 22nd Floor, New York, New York 10004, by telephone at (877) 436-3673, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus will also be available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.
Total Voting Rights
In conformity with DTR 5.6.1, the Company notifies that as at the date of this announcement, it has a single class of shares in issue being Ordinary Shares and that following the issue of the Ordinary Shares to be issued in the Offering, the total number of Ordinary Shares in issue is 190,559,823 There are no Ordinary Shares held in treasury. Each Ordinary Share entitles the holder to a single vote at general meetings of the Company.
The figure of 190,559,823 Ordinary Shares may be used by shareholders (and others with notification obligations) as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.
The person who arranged for the release of this announcement on behalf of the Company was Keeren Shah, Chief Financial Officer of Tiziana.
About Tiziana Life Sciences plc
Tiziana Life Sciences is a UK biotechnology company that focuses on the discovery and development of novel molecules to treat human disease in oncology and immunology. We believe Foralumab is the only fully human anti-CD3 mAb in clinical development in the world. This compound has potential application in a wide range of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, such as NASH, primary biliary cholangitis (PBS), ulcerative colitis, MS, type-1 diabetes (T1D), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, where modulation of a T-cell response is desirable.
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