Altimmune Closes on $16.9 Million in Funding
$12 million underwritten public offering closed October 2
$4.9 million registered direct offering closed September 26
GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Altimmune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALT), a clinical-stage immunotherapeutics company, today announced it closed the previously announced underwritten public offering of common units and pre-funded units for gross proceeds of $12 million. Together with the Company’s registered direct offering announced on September 24, the Company received aggregate gross proceeds of $16.9 million.
“We are pleased with the outcome of our fundraising efforts,” said William J. Enright, President and Chief Executive Officer of Altimmune. “These proceeds strengthen our balance sheet and position us well as we continue the development of NasoVax and our other product candidates.”
Altimmune intends to use the net proceeds of approximately $14.4 million from these offerings for the continued advancement of development activities for the Company’s clinical-stage product pipeline, general corporate purposes, strategic growth opportunities and repayment of the Company’s outstanding $1.5 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible notes.
Roth Capital Partners acted as sole manager for the underwritten public offering and sole placement agent for the registered direct offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, 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.
Altimmune is a clinical-stage immunotherapeutics company focused on the development of products to stimulate robust and durable immune responses for the prevention and treatment of infectious disease. NasoVAX our influenza vaccine candidate has unique characteristics, stimulating multiple arms of the immune system that offer the potential to stop infection and the spread of flu, while being easier to administer through an intranasal spray. NasoShield is a next-generation anthrax vaccine candidate that is intended to improve protection and safety while having favorable dosage and storage requirements compared to other anthrax vaccines.
Any statements made in this press release relating to future financial or business performance, conditions, plans, prospects, trends, or strategies and other financial and business matters, including without limitation, the prospects for commercializing or selling any product or drug candidates, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In addition, when or if used in this press release, the words “may,” “could,” “should,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “predict” and similar expressions and their variants, as they relate to Altimmune, Inc. (the “Company”) may identify forward-looking statements. The Company cautions that these forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, which change over time. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward looking statements or historical experience include risks and uncertainties, including risks relating to: the terms of the Company’s Series B preferred stock offering and related warrants; our lack of financial resources and access to capital; realizing the benefits of the merger between Altimmune, Inc. and PharmAthene, Inc.; our ability to utilize the benefits of our tax assets and the results of a tax examination initiated by the IRS; clinical trials and the commercialization of proposed product candidates (such as marketing, regulatory, product liability, supply, competition, dependence on third parties and other risks); the regulatory approval process; dependence on intellectual property; the Company’s BARDA contract and other government programs, reimbursement and regulation. Further information on the factors and risks that could affect the Company’s business, financial conditions and results of operations are contained in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC, which are available at www.sec.gov.
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Ashley R. Robinson
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