LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CytRx Corporation (Nasdaq :CYTR ), a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering. The gross proceeds from its sale of 10,465,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $2.75 per share, including 1,365,000 shares sold pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares, were approximately $28.8 million prior to deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by CytRx.
CytRx intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to fund clinical trials of its drug candidate aldoxorubicin and its drug discovery activities and for general corporate purposes, which may include pre-commercialization activities relating to aldoxorubicin, working capital, capital expenditures, research and development and other commercial expenditures.
Jefferies LLC acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Aegis Capital Corp., FBR Capital Markets & Co., and H.C. Wainwright & Co. acted as co-lead managers for the offering.
The shares described above were sold pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3, including a base prospectus, previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The final prospectus supplement related to the offering also has been filed with the SEC. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained from Jefferies LLC, Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com or by phone at 877-547-6340 or by accessing the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.
About Cytrx Corporation
CytRx Corporation is a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology. CytRx currently is focused on the clinical development of aldoxorubicin (formerly known as INNO-206), its improved version of the widely used chemotherapeutic agent doxorubicin. CytRx is also seeking to expand its pipeline of oncology candidates at its laboratory facilities in Freiburg, Germany, through its LADR™ (Linker Activated Drug Release) technology platform, a discovery engine designed to leverage CytRx's expertise in albumin biology and linker technology for the development of a new class of anti-cancer therapies.
This press release contains statements relating to the offering that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including with respect to the use of proceeds from the public offering. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties detailed in CytRx's filings with the SEC. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to CytRx on the date the statements are first published. CytRx undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
David J. Haen
Vice President, Business Development
SOURCE CytRx Corporation