NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (Nasdaq:TNXP) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 4,900,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $5.85 per share. The company has also granted to the underwriters a 45-day option to acquire an additional 735,000 shares to cover overallotments in connection with the offering. After the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses payable by the company, the company expects to receive net proceeds of approximately $26.7 million, assuming no exercise of the overallotment option. The offering is expected to close on February 9, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.
Roth Capital Partners and Oppenheimer & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Janney Montgomery Scott is acting as co-manager in this offering.
Tonix expects to use the net proceeds of the offering to support the continued development of TNX-102 SL for the management of fibromyalgia and post-traumatic stress disorder, to support the continued development of TNX-201 for the treatment of episodic tension-type headache, 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 prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and 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, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., 85 Broad Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10004, (212) 667-8563 or by accessing the SEC's website, www.sec.gov.
About Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.
Tonix Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage company developing first-in-class medicines for common disorders of the central nervous system, including fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and episodic tension-type headache (ETTH). These disorders are characterized by chronic disability, inadequate treatment options, high utilization of healthcare services, and significant economic burden. Tonix's lead candidate, TNX-102 SL, is intended to be a first-line treatment for fibromyalgia and for PTSD. A Phase 2b trial of TNX-102 SL in fibromyalgia (BESTFIT) has been completed, and Tonix will initiate a Phase 3 program in the second quarter of 2015 to support product registration in the U.S. A Phase 2 trial of TNX-102 SL in PTSD (AtEase) commenced in the first quarter of 2015. A Phase 2 trial of TNX-201 for ETTH will begin in the second quarter of 2015. To learn more, please visit www.tonixpharma.com.
Safe Harbor / Forward-Looking Statements
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