Echo Therapeutics Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock And Full Exercise of Over-Allotment Option by the Underwriter
PHILADELPHIA, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE), a company developing its needle-free Symphony® CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system, today announced the closing of a previously announced underwritten public offering of 4,025,000 shares of its common stock and the full exercise of the over-allotment option to purchase 603,750 additional shares, offered at a price to the public of $2.70 per share. The total gross proceeds to Echo from this offering are approximately $12,500,000 before deducting the underwriting discount and other estimated offering expenses payable by Echo.
Aegis Capital Corp. acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering.
The offering is being made pursuant to a shelf registration statement that Echo previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and which is effective. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website located at www.sec.gov. Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement may also be obtained by contacting Aegis Capital Corp., Prospectus Department, 810 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY, 10019, telephone: (212) 813-1010 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted.
About Echo Therapeutics
Echo Therapeutics is developing the Symphony CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system. Our target is patients who could benefit from glucose monitoring in the hospital setting, including critical care. Significant opportunity also exists for patients with diabetes to use Symphony in the outpatient setting. Echo is also developing its needle-free skin preparation component of Symphony, the Prelude® SkinPrep System, as a platform technology to enhance drug delivery of topical pharmaceuticals.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements
The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Those risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks related to regulatory approvals and the success of Echo's ongoing studies, including the safety and efficacy of Echo's Symphony CGM System, the failure of future development and preliminary marketing efforts related to Echo's Symphony CGM System, Echo's ability to secure additional commercial partnering arrangements, risks and uncertainties relating to Echo's and its partners' ability to develop, market and sell the Symphony CGM System, the availability of substantial additional equity or debt capital to support its research, development and product commercialization activities, and the success of its research, development, regulatory approval, marketing and distribution plans and strategies, including those plans and strategies related to its Symphony CGM System. These and other risks and uncertainties are identified and described in more detail in Echo's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. Echo undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.
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Christine H. Olimpio
Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
SOURCE Echo Therapeutics, Inc.