LEAWOOD, Kan., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETX), a pet therapeutics company focused on the licensing, development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics for dogs and cats, today announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with several institutional investors providing for the issuance and sale of an aggregate of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $5.25 per share in a registered direct offering.
Barclays is acting as exclusive placement agent for the offering.
The offering is being made pursuant to a shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 15, 2014, which became effective on July 30, 2014. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, 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 preliminary prospectus supplement describing the terms of the offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and will form a part of the effective registration statement. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering, and when available, copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attention: Prospectus Department, firstname.lastname@example.org, (888) 603-5847.
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