NEW YORK and HERZLIYA PITUACH, Israel, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NasdaqCM: IMNP; "Immune" or "the Company"), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that engages in the development and commercialization of targeted therapeutics for the treatment of inflammatory diseases and cancer, today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 3,450,000 units, with each unit consisting of one share of the Company's common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and one warrant to purchase 0.25 of a share of the Company's common stock, at a price to the public of $2.50 per unit. The warrants will be exercisable for a period of three years following the issuance thereof at an exercise price of $3.75 per a whole share. In connection with the offering, the Company has also granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 517,500 units offered in the public offering to cover over-allotments, if any.
Gross proceeds raised through the underwritten public offering were $8.625 million. Separately, $1.0 million recently invested in the Company privately by an existing investor converted into 400,000 units, consisting of 400,000 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase up to 100,000 shares of common stock at the same term as the underwritten public offering, bringing the total gross proceeds raised in November 2014 to $9.625 million. The net proceeds to the Company are approximately $8.585 million, assuming no exercise of the over-allotment option or the warrants and after deducting underwriting commissions and discounts and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The potential exercise of the over-allotment, if any, would provide the Company with up to an additional $1.3 million of gross proceeds.
Dr. Daniel Teper, CEO of Immune comments: "We are pleased that the first public capital raise following our up listing to NASDAQ was completed successfully at terms close to market price. The capital raised ensures funding of our ongoing R&D and business operations through 2015."
National Securities Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: NHLD), acted as sole book-running manager for the offering.
The securities described above were offered by Immune pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement previously declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on October 28, 2014 (File No. 333-198647). Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained by contacting the book-running manager at the following address:
National Securities Corporation
410 Park Ave, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Attn: Kim Addarich
Email: [email protected]
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any security 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 Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. applies a personalized approach to treatment, developing novel, highly targeted antibody therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with inflammatory diseases and cancer. The Company's lead product candidate, bertilimumab, is in clinical development for moderate to severe Ulcerative Colitis as well as Bullous Pemphigoid, an orphan auto-immune dermatological condition. Immune licensed worldwide rights for systemic indications of bertilimumab from iCo Therapeutics (TSX: ICO; OTCQX: ICOTF) in June 2011, while iCo retained rights to all ophthalmic indications. iCo originally licensed the exclusive world-wide rights to bertilimumab in 2006 from MedImmune, the Global Research and Development Arm of AstraZeneca. Immune's pipeline also includes NanomAbs®, antibody nanoparticle conjugates, for the targeted delivery of chemotherapeutics, and Amiket™, a Neuropathic Pain drug candidate ready for Phase III. Amiket has received Orphan Drug Designation for Post Herpetic Neuralgia. For more information, visit Immune's website at www.immunepharmaceuticals.com, the content of which is not a part of this press release.
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