VBL Therapeutics Closes $8.1 Million Registered Direct Offering to Key Current Shareholders Priced At-the-Market under Nasdaq Rules
Raised $18.1 Million of Gross Proceeds in Two Registered Direct Offerings
TEL AVIV, Israel, May 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VBL Therapeutics (Nasdaq: VBLT), today announced that it has closed the previously announced offering of 5,142,857 ordinary shares of the Company, at a purchase price of $1.575 per share, in a registered direct offering priced at-the-market under Nasdaq rules. Two of the Company's key current shareholders participated in the offering. VBL has also issued to the investors, in a concurrent private placement, unregistered warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 5,142,857 of VBL’s ordinary shares. The warrants have an exercise price of $1.45 per ordinary share, are immediately exercisable and will expire on November 11, 2021. The registered direct offering closed on May 13, 2020.
H.C. Wainwright & Co. acted as the exclusive placement agent for the offering.
The gross proceeds from this second offering were approximately $8.1 million, before deducting the placement agent’s fees and other estimated offering expenses. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and general corporate purposes. The Company raised a total of approximately $18.1 Million in its two, recently completed, registered direct offerings.
The ordinary shares (but not the warrants or the ordinary shares underlying the warrants) were offered by VBL pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-222138) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on December 18, 2017 and declared effective by the SEC on January 4, 2018. The offering of the ordinary shares was made only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the ordinary shares offered have been filed with the SEC. Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov or by contacting H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC at 430 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by phone at (646) 975-6996 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The warrants described above were offered in a private placement under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Act"), and Regulation D promulgated thereunder and, along with the ordinary shares underlying the warrants, have not been registered under the Act, or applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, the warrants and underlying ordinary shares may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Act and such applicable state securities laws.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a 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 the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
Vascular Biogenics Ltd., operating as VBL Therapeutics, is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class treatments for areas of unmet need in cancer and immune/inflammatory indications.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, which are often indicated by terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “goal,” “intend,” “look forward to,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the intended use of net proceeds from the registered direct offerings as well as statements regarding our programs, including VB-111, including their clinical development, therapeutic potential and clinical results. These forward-looking statements are not promises or guarantees and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described or projected herein include market and other conditions, uncertainties associated generally with research and development, clinical trials and related regulatory reviews and approvals, the risk that historical clinical trial results may not be predictive of future trial results, that our financial resources do not last for as long as anticipated, and that we may not realize the expected benefits of our intellectual property protection. In particular, the DSMC recommendation that the OVAL trial proceed is not assurance that the trial will meet its primary endpoint of overall survival once completed. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other risks can be found in our regulatory filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2019, and subsequent filings with the SEC. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. VBL Therapeutics undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise, except as required by law.
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