BETHESDA, Md., March 17 Micromet, Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI) announced today the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering. Prior to closing, the underwriters exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 1.5 million shares of common stock. As a result, Micromet sold a total of 11.5 million shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $7.00 per share.
The Company received net proceeds from the offering of approximately $75.3 million, after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses. The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the financing primarily for general corporate purposes, which may include research and development, capital expenditures, working capital and general and administrative expenses.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. acted as sole book-running manager for this offering. Piper Jaffray & Co., RBC Capital Markets Corporation, Needham & Company, LLC, ROTH Capital Partners, LLC, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., and Maxim Group LLC acted as co- managers. A copy of the final prospectus for this offering may be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, New York, New York 10004, Telephone 1-866-471-2526, or by email at [email protected]
The shares were offered and sold pursuant to a shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 16, 2009 and declared effective on November 2, 2009.
This press release does not and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Company's common stock, nor shall there be any sale of the common stock in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state or jurisdiction.
Micromet, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of antibody-based therapies for the treatment of cancer. Its product development pipeline includes novel antibodies generated with its proprietary BiTEŪ technology, as well as conventional monoclonal antibodies. Two of Micromet's BiTE antibodies and three of its conventional antibodies are currently in clinical trials. Micromet has collaborations with a number of leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including sanofi-aventis, Bayer Schering Pharma, Merck Serono, MedImmune and Nycomed.
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This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. Any statements contained herein which do not describe historical facts, including but not limited to, statements regarding the intended use of the net proceeds of the offering, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include uncertainties and other risks identified in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. We disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise any such statements to reflect any change in expectations or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.
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