Epizyme Announces Exercise of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Shares of Common Stock
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPZM), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that is discovering, developing and planning to commercialize innovative personalized therapeutics for patients with genetically defined cancers, today announced that, following the initial closing of its recent public offering on February 10, 2014, the underwriters for the offering exercised in full their option to purchase 673,901 additional shares of common stock from the Company at the public offering price of $29.25 per share, less underwriting discounts. The sale of the additional shares is expected to close on or about February 12, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.
A registration statement relating to the offering was filed with and declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Citigroup, Cowen and Company, LLC and Leerink Partners LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. JMP Securities LLC, Wedbush Securities Inc. and BTIG LLC are acting as co-managers for the offering. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which, when available, may be obtained from Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 800-831-9146; Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attention: Prospectus Department, phone (631) 274-2806, fax (631) 254-7140; or Leerink Partners LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, or by email at Syndicate@Leerink.com, or by phone at 1-800-808-7525.
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.
About Epizyme, Inc.
Epizyme, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company creating personalized therapeutics for patients with genetically defined cancers. Epizyme has built a proprietary product platform that the company uses to create small molecule inhibitors of a 96-member class of enzymes known as histone methyltransferases, or HMTs. HMTs are part of the system of gene regulation, referred to as epigenetics, that controls gene expression. Genetic alterations can result in changes to the activity of HMTs, making them oncogenic (cancer-causing). By focusing on the genetic drivers of cancers, Epizyme's targeted science seeks to match the right medicines with the right patients for a personalized approach to cancer treatment.
Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Epizyme, Inc., including statements about the company's anticipated public offering, anticipated use of proceeds, future operations, clinical development of the company's therapeutic candidates, expectations regarding future clinical trials or expansion of ongoing clinical trials, expectations regarding the company's cash balance and future expectations and plans and prospects for the company and other statements containing the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "predict," "project," "target," "potential," "will," "would," "could," "should," "continue," 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: the uncertainties related to market conditions and the completion of the public offering on the anticipated terms or at all, uncertainties inherent in the initiation of future clinical trials, expectations of expanding ongoing clinical trials and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 28, 2014, as amended. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the company's views as of the date hereof. 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 hereof.
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