JERUSALEM, April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Intec Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: NTEC) (TASE: NTEC) today announced the launch of an underwritten public offering of its ordinary shares. In connection with this offering, Intec Pharma also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the number of ordinary shares being offered to cover over-allotments. All ordinary shares in the offering are being offered by Intec Pharma. The offering is subject to market conditions and there can be no assurance as to whether the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. is acting as the sole book-running manager in the offering.
Intec Pharma intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund its Phase III clinical trial for Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa, the company's leading product candidate for the indication of treatment of Parkinson's disease symptoms in advanced Parkinson's disease patients, to advance its pre-commercial activities and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
The ordinary shares described above will be issued pursuant to a registration statement on Form F-3 previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 19, 2017. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.
Before buying any ordinary shares of Intec Pharma in the offering, you should carefully read the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, together with the information incorporated by reference therein. These documents contain important information that you should consider when making your investment decision. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to these ordinary shares may be obtained from Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, 26th Floor, New York, New York, 10004, or by telephone, at 212-667-8563, or e-mail at EquityProspectus@opco.com.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
About Intec Pharma Ltd.
Intec Pharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs based on its proprietary Accordion Pill platform technology. The Company's Accordion Pill is an oral drug delivery system that is designed to improve the efficacy and safety of existing drugs and drugs in development by utilizing an efficient gastric retention and specific release mechanism. The Company's product pipeline includes two product candidates in clinical trial stages: (i) Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa, or AP-CD/LD, which is being developed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease symptoms in advanced Parkinson's disease patients, and (ii) AP-Cannabinoids, an Accordion Pill which is being developed to deliver either or both of the primary cannabinoids contained in Cannabis sativa, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), for various indications including low back neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia.
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Anne Marie Fields
SOURCE Intec Pharma Ltd.