BiondVax Announces Pricing of Public Offering of American Depositary Shares
NESS ZIONA, Israel, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: BVXV, TASE: BVXV), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing M-001, a universal flu vaccine candidate, announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 1,500,000 American Depositary Shares ("ADS"), each ADS representing forty (40) of its ordinary shares which are listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (at NIS 0.0000001 par value each), at a price to the public of $6.00 per ADS.
BiondVax Pharmaceuticals has granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to 166,667 additional ADS. The offering is expected to close on or about September 18, 2017, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Dr. Ron Babecoff, BiondVax's CEO, commented, "This financing, together with the €20 million EIB funding, the Israeli Government support, and our other existing resources enables us to launch our Phase 3 program including a mid-size manufacturing facility."
Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering.
The ADSs 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 December 15, 2016. The securities may be offered only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.
Before buying any of BiondVax's ADSs in the offering, investors 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 investors should consider when making their investment decisions. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to these ADSs may be obtained by contacting Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC, Prospectus Department, 30 Broad Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10004, telephone 212-440-9600, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
BiondVax is a biopharmaceutical company developing M-001, a universal flu vaccine candidate approaching Phase 3 clinical trials. The vaccine is designed to provide multi-season protection against most seasonal and pandemic human influenza virus strains. BiondVax's proprietary technology utilizes a unique combination of conserved and common peptides from influenza virus proteins, activating both arms of the immune system for a cross-protecting and long-lasting effect. BiondVax is traded on NASDAQ: BVXV and TASE: BVXV. For more information, please visit www.biondvax.com.
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