Celsus Therapeutics Announces Pricing of Public Offering and Listing on NASDAQ at $6 per Share
Celsus Therapeutics Plc (Nasdaq: CLTX) (formerly OTCQB:CLSXD), an emerging growth, development-stage biotech company, announced today the pricing of its public offering of 1,333,333 American Depository Shares ("ADSs") on the NASDAQ Capital Market at a price of $6.00 per ADS. Each ADS represents ten of the Company's ordinary shares. The gross proceeds from this offering, before underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $8,000,000. The offering is expected to close on or about February 5th, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Celsus also granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase 200,000 additional ADSs at the public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.
In connection with this offering, the Company received approval to list its ADSs on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol "CLTX." In connection with its listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market, the ADSs will cease trading on the OTCQB.
All of the ADSs sold in the offering are being sold by Celsus, with the proceeds to be used to continue development of MRX-6 for atopic dermatitis, as well as further advancement of Celsus's pipeline programs, for further product development and for general corporate purposes.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering.
A registration statement relating to the ordinary shares of Celsus common stock being offered has been filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). A 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. Copies of the prospectus, when available, may be obtained from Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10004, by telephone at (212) 667-8563 or by email at EquityProspectus@opco.com.
This press release shall 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 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 Celsus Therapeutics Plc
Celsus Therapeutics is an emerging clinical stage company focused on the development of a new class of non-steroidal, synthetic anti-inflammatory drugs termed Multi-Functional Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or MFAIDs. Celsus's MFAIDs represent a new therapeutic platform for the treatment of a broad array of inflammatory diseases, such as allergies and autoimmune diseases. Presently, the Company's lead drug candidate in its clinical pipeline is MRX-6, an MFAID topical cream treatment under development for treating skin inflammatory disorders, specifically allergic contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema. Other potential treatments in preclinical development include OPX-1 for ocular inflammation, CFX-1 for cystic fibrosis, and MRX-5 for inflammatory bowel disease.
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