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 pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 45,454,545 common shares, at a public offering price of US$1.10 per share. VBI also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 6,818,181 common shares at the public offering price less underwriting discounts and commissions. The gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately US$50 million, excluding any exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. The offering is expected to close on or about April 24, 2020, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers, and National Securities Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NHLD), is acting as lead manager for the underwritten public offering.
VBI intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to support the regulatory filings, pre-commercialization, and launch planning activities for Sci-B-Vac® in the United States, Europe, and Canada, for the continued advancement of its pipeline programs, including the development of VBI-1901, a cancer vaccine immunotherapeutic candidate for recurrent glioblastoma (GBM); VBI-2601, an immunotherapeutic candidate for chronic hepatitis B infection; VBI-1501, a prophylactic cytomegalovirus (CMV) vaccine candidate; and VBI-2901, a prophylactic pan-coronavirus 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 April 21, 2020. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement (when available) 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 email@example.com, or from Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.