Zug, Switzerland, February 15, 2017 - Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ: EARS), a clinical-stage company dedicated to developing therapeutics that address important unmet medical needs in otolaryngology, today announced the pricing of its previously announced public offering of 10,000,000 common shares and 10,000,000 warrants, each warrant entitling its holder to purchase 0.70 of a common share. The common shares and warrants are being sold in units comprised of one common share and one warrant at the public offering price of $1.00 per unit. The anticipated gross proceeds amount to $10 million. The warrants will be immediately exercisable at a price of $1.20 per common share and are exercisable for five years. In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional common shares and/or 1,500,000 additional warrants at the public offering price less underwriting discounts.
All of the units are being offered by the Company. The offering is expected to close on or about February 21, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. After deducting the underwriting discount and other estimated offering expenses, the net proceeds of the public offering are expected to be approximately $9.1 million. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for working capital and general corporate purposes. The net proceeds amount excludes the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of warrants issued pursuant to this offering.
Roth Capital Partners is acting as sole book-running manager in the offering. Maxim Group LLC is acting as a financial advisor in the offering.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and was declared effective on September 10, 2015. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC. Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Roth Capital Partners at 888 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 or by calling 1-800-678-9147, or by accessing the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the 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.
About Auris Medical
Auris Medical is a Swiss biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing therapeutics that address important unmet medical needs in otolaryngology. The Company is focused on the Phase 3 development of treatments for acute inner ear hearing loss (AM-111) and for acute inner ear tinnitus (Keyzilen®; AM-101) by way of intratympanic administration with biocompatible gel formulations. In addition, Auris Medical is pursuing intranasal betahistine for Meniere's disease and vestibular vertigo (AM-125) and early-stage research and development projects. The Company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. The shares of Auris Medical Holding AG trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "EARS."
This press release may contain statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements are statements other than historical fact and may include statements that address future operating, financial or business performance or Auris Medical's strategies or expectations. In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "may," "might," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "projects," "potential," "outlook" or "continue," and other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from those contemplated by these statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, prevailing market conditions, whether the Company will consummate the offering of shares and warrants on the expected terms, or at all, the satisfaction of closing conditions related to the offering and risks related to the application of the net proceeds, if any, from the offering. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to complete the offering at the anticipated size or on the anticipated terms, or at all. In any event, the Company may continue to need additional funding and may be unable to raise capital when needed, which could force the Company to delay, reduce or eliminate its product development programs or commercialization efforts. Other risks and uncertainties relating to the Company's business include the timing and conduct of clinical trials of Auris Medical's product candidates, including the likelihood that the TACTT3 clinical trial with Keyzilen® will not meet its endpoints, the clinical utility of Auris Medical's product candidates, the timing or likelihood of regulatory filings and approvals, Auris Medical's intellectual property position and Auris Medical's financial position, including the impact of any future acquisitions, dispositions, partnerships, license transactions or changes to Auris Medical's capital structure, including future securities offerings. These risks and uncertainties also include, but are not limited to, those described under the caption "Risk Factors" in Auris Medical's Annual Report on Form 20-F, in Auris Medical's Report on Form 6-K filed on November 10, 2016 and future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Auris Medical does not undertake any obligation to update them in light of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable law. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.
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