VBI Vaccines Inc. (Nasdaq: VBIV) (VBI or the Company), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation infectious disease and immuno-oncology vaccines, today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering and the exercise in full of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. The gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by VBI, are US$40.3 million. 80,500,000 common shares at a public offering price of US$0.50 per share were issued and sold in this offering, which includes 10,500,000 shares issued upon the exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares.
Immediately following the closing of the underwritten public offering, the number of outstanding common shares of the Company is 178,257,199.
Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acted as joint book-running managers, and National Securities Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NHLD), acted as lead manager for the underwritten public offering.
VBI intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to progress its pipeline programs including the completion of the global CONSTANT Phase 3 lot-to-lot consistency study, regulatory submissions, and pre-commercialization activities for Sci-B-Vac®, a trivalent hepatitis B vaccine, and for the continued clinical development of VBI-1901, a vaccine immunotherapeutic candidate for recurrent glioblastoma (GBM); VBI-2601, an immunotherapeutic candidate for chronic hepatitis B infection; and VBI-1501, a cytomegalovirus (CMV) vaccine candidate. The net proceeds will also be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital and capital expenditures.
A shelf registration statement relating to the common shares was previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and declared effective on July 30, 2018. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the underwritten public offering was filed with the SEC on September 18, 2019. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, dated September 19, 2019, relating to the offering was filed with the SEC on September 20, 2019, and is available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained from Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate, 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, Florida 33716, by telephone at (800) 248-8863, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or from Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or by e-mail at email@example.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 registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. Any offer, if at all, will be made only by means of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus forming a part of the effective registration statement.