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Matinas BioPharma Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock

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BEDMINSTER, N.J., Jan. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. ("Matinas BioPharma" or the "Company") -- (NYSE AMER: MTNB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the closing  of its underwritten registered public offering of 32,260,000 shares of its common stock, offered at a price to the public of $1.55 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $50.0 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses. In addition, Matinas BioPharma has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 4,839,000 shares of its common stock on the same terms and conditions. All of the shares in the offering are being sold by Matinas BioPharma.

Piper Sandler & Co. acted as the sole lead active bookrunner for the offering.  SunTrust Robinson Humphrey also acted as a bookrunner for the offering. BTIG, LLC acted as lead manager and H.C. Wainwright & Co., Maxim Group LLC and Roth Capital Partners acted as co-managers for the offering.

Matinas BioPharma anticipates using the net proceeds from the offering for ongoing development activities for its product candidates, primarily MAT9001, and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.

A shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-217106) relating to the public offering of the shares of common stock described above was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on April 12, 2017. The offering was made only by means of a written prospectus and prospectus supplement that form a part of the registration statement. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering was filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and may also be obtained by contacting Piper Sandler & Co., 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN, 55402, Attention: Prospectus Department, by telephone at (800) 747-3924 or by email at prospectus@psc.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 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.

About Matinas BioPharma

Matinas BioPharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on development of its lead product candidate, MAT9001, for the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic conditions. MAT9001 is a prescription-only omega-3 fatty acid-based composition, comprised primarily of EPA and DPA, under development for hypertriglyceridemia, that was specifically designed to overcome the shortcomings seen from other agents in the omega-3 class. Company leadership has a deep history and knowledge of cardiovascular drug development and is supported by a world-class team of scientific advisors.

In addition, the Company is developing MAT2203, an oral, encochleated formulation of amphotericin B, to treat serious invasive fungal infections. The drug is based on the Company's proprietary lipid nano-crystal (LNC) platform technology which can help solve complex challenges relating to the safe and effective delivery of potent medicines, potentially making them more targeted, less toxic and orally bioavailable.

Forward Looking Statements:

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the anticipated use of proceeds. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "could," "believes," "estimates" and similar expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, our ability to obtain additional capital to meet our liquidity needs on acceptable terms, or at all, including the additional capital which will be necessary to complete the clinical trials of our product candidates; our ability to successfully complete research and further development and commercialization of our product candidates; the uncertainties inherent in clinical testing; the timing, cost and uncertainty of obtaining regulatory approvals; our ability to protect the Company's intellectual property; the loss of any executive officers or key personnel or consultants; competition; changes in the regulatory landscape or the imposition of regulations that affect the Company's products; and the other factors listed under "Risk Factors" in our filings with the SEC, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Except as may be required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Investor and Media Contact

Peter Vozzo
Westwicke
443-213-0505
peter.vozzo@westwicke.com 

Ian Cooney
Director – Investor Relations & Corporate Development
Matinas Biopharma, Inc.
(415) 722-4563
icooney@matinasbiopharma.com 

Source: Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc.

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