NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: TNXP) (Tonix or the Company), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing pharmaceutical products to treat serious neuropsychiatric conditions and biological products to improve biodefense, announced today the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering with total gross proceeds of approximately $15,000,000 before deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and other offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company expects to use the net proceeds from this offering to help fund the new Phase 3 RECOVERY study using a modified trial design for its lead product candidate, Tonmya®*, and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
The securities sold by the Company consist of (i) 861,710 Class A Units at a public offering price of $3.50 per unit, with each unit consisting of one share of Common Stock and a Warrant to purchase one share of Common Stock, and (ii) 11,984 Class B Units at a public offering price of $1,000 per unit, with each unit consisting of one share of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, with a conversion price of $3.50 per share, and Warrants to purchase 285.7143 shares of Common Stock. The Warrants will have an exercise price of $3.50, will be exercisable upon issuance and will expire five years from the date of issuance. The Company granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 642,856 shares of Common Stock and/or additional Warrants to purchase up to 642,856 additional shares of Common Stock. The underwriters partially exercised the over-allotment option by electing to purchase from the Company additional Warrants to purchase 640,000 shares of Common Stock.
A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering.
Dawson James Securities, Inc. acted as a co-manager for the offering.
The offering was made pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-227228) previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and declared effective on December 7, 2018. A final prospectus relating to the offering was filed with the SEC on December 10, 2018 and is available on the SEC’s website located at http://www.sec.gov. Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus and the final prospectus may be obtained, when available, by contacting A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners, 590 Madison Avenue, 36th Floor, New York, NY 10022 or via telephone at 212-624-2006 or email: email@example.com.
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 Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.
Tonix is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing pharmaceutical products to treat serious neuropsychiatric conditions and biological products to improve biodefense through potential medical counter-measures. Tonix is developing Tonmya, which is in Phase 3 development and has been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation, as a bedtime treatment for PTSD. Tonix is also developing TNX-102 SL as a bedtime treatment for agitation in Alzheimer’s disease under a separate IND to support a Phase 2, potential pivotal, efficacy study and has been designated a Fast Track development program by the FDA for this indication. TNX-601 (tianeptine oxalate) is in the pre-IND application stage, also for the treatment of PTSD but by a unique mechanism and designed for daytime dosing. Tonix’s lead biologic candidate, TNX-801, is a potential smallpox-preventing vaccine based on a live synthetic version of horsepox virus, currently in the pre-IND application stage.
*Tonmya has been conditionally accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the proposed trade name for TNX-102 SL (cyclobenzaprine HCl sublingual tablets) for the treatment of PTSD. TNX-102 SL is an investigational new drug and has not been approved for any indication.
This press release and further information about Tonix can be found at www.tonixpharma.com.
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, risks related to failure to obtain FDA clearances or approvals and noncompliance with FDA regulations; 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 substantial competition. 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 final prospectus relating to this offering, as well as the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, as filed with the SEC on March 9, 2018, and periodic and current reports filed with the SEC on or after the date thereof. 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 thereof.
Jessica Morris (corporate)
Scott Stachowiak (media)
Peter Vozzo (investors)