Tonix Pharmaceuticals Prices Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock
NEW YORK, June 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:TNXP) (Tonix), today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $2.00 per share. Tonix has also granted to the underwriters a 45-day option to acquire an additional 750,000 shares to cover overallotments in connection with the offering.
After the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses payable by the company, Tonix expects to receive net proceeds of approximately $9.1 million, assuming no exercise of the overallotment option. The offering is expected to close on June 21, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.
Roth Capital Partners and National Securities Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NHLD), are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.
Tonix expects to use the net proceeds of the offering to support the continued development of TNX-102 SL (cyclobenzaprine HCl sublingual tablets) for the management of fibromyalgia, including the completion of the AFFIRM and RE-AFFIRM studies, to further develop TNX-102 SL for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, to further develop our other pipeline programs, and for working capital and other general corporate purposes, and possibly acquisitions of other companies, products or technologies, though no such acquisitions are currently contemplated.
The shares described above are being offered by Tonix pursuant to a registration statement previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). A final prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and, once filed, will be available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, 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. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from Roth Capital Partners, LLC, 888 San Clemente, Newport Beach, CA 92660, (800) 678-9147, National Securities Corporation, 410 Park Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10022, (212) 417-8164, or by accessing the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov.
About Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.
Tonix is developing next-generation medicines for common disorders of the central nervous system, including fibromyalgia and post-traumatic stress disorder. These disorders are characterized by chronic disability, inadequate treatment options, high utilization of healthcare services, and significant economic burden. This press release and further information about Tonix can be found at www.tonixpharma.com.
Safe Harbor / Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “forecast,” “estimate,” “expect,” and “intend,” among others. These forward-looking statements are based on Tonix's current expectations and actual results could differ materially. There are a number of factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, substantial competition; our need for additional financing; uncertainties of patent protection and litigation; uncertainties of government or third party payor reimbursement; limited research and development efforts and dependence upon third parties; and risks related to failure to obtain FDA clearances or approvals and noncompliance with FDA regulations. As with any pharmaceutical under development, there are significant risks in the development, regulatory approval and commercialization of new products. Tonix does not undertake an obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. Investors should read the risk factors set forth in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 3, 2016 and future periodic reports filed with the SEC on or after the date hereof. All of Tonix's forward-looking statements are expressly qualified by all such risk factors and other cautionary statements. The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof.
Bradley J. Saenger
Chief Financial Officer
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Released June 16, 2016