CARMIEL, Israel, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE-AMEX: PLX, TASE: PLX), announced today the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 4,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $5.50 per share. The offering is expected to settle and close on March 23, 2011, subject to customary closing conditions. Citi and Barclays Capital Inc. are acting as the joint book-running managers for the offering. The Company expects to use the net proceeds from the sale of the shares for one or more of the following: to fund clinical trials for the Company's product candidates; to fund the Company's research and development activities; to enhance the Company's manufacturing capacity; and for working capital and general corporate purposes.
The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement. Before you invest, you should read the base prospectus in such shelf registration statement, the preliminary prospectus supplement, when available, and other documents the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, for more complete information about the Company and this offering. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by sending a request to the offices of Citi at Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220, telephone number (800) 831-9146 or to Barclays Capital Inc. at Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717; Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com (phone: 888-603-5847). Alternatively, you may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any of the securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
Protalix is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of recombinant therapeutic proteins expressed through its proprietary plant cell based expression system.
Forward Looking Statements
To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, all such statements are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company's expectations with respect to the completion and timing of its public offering and the use of the net proceeds therefrom. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future experience and results to differ materially from the statements made. These statements are based on the Company's current beliefs and expectations as to such future outcomes. Drug discovery and development involve a high degree of risk. Factors that might cause material differences include, among others, risks relating to: the review process of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA, the European Medicines Agency, or the EMEA, other foreign regulatory bodies and other governmental regulatory bodies, including the risk that regulatory authorities may find that the data from our clinical trials and other studies is insufficient for regulatory approval; the risk that the FDA may find that the information we provide in a resubmission of the NDA for taliglucerase alfa in response to the Company's receipt of a complete response letter from the FDA in February 2011 is insufficient for regulatory approval; delays in the FDA's, the EMEA's or other health regulatory authorities' approval of any applications we file or refusals to approve such filings, including the NDA and the marketing authorization applications (MAAs) we filed with the FDA, the EMEA and other health regulatory authorities for taliglucerase alfa for the treatment of Gaucher disease; the successful preclinical development of the Company's product candidates; the completion of the Company's clinical trials; and other factors described in the Company's filings with the SEC. The statements in this release are valid only as of the date hereof and the Company disclaims any obligation to update this information.
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