La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company Announces Pricing of Underwritten Offering of Common Stock
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (Nasdaq: LJPC) (the “Company” or “La Jolla”), a leader in the development of innovative therapies intended to significantly improve outcomes in patients suffering from life-threatening diseases, today announced the pricing of an underwritten offering of 2,550,000 shares of its common stock, offered at a price of $38.00 per share. La Jolla has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 382,500 shares of common stock. The offering is expected to close on or about September 15, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions. Jefferies LLC and Cowen and Company, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Chardan Capital Markets, LLC, LifeSci Capital LLC and Noble Life Science Partners are acting as co-managers for the offering.
Gross offering proceeds will be $96,900,000 before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by La Jolla. La Jolla intends to use the net proceeds from the underwritten offering for general corporate purposes, including funding its ongoing and future clinical trials, and for general and administrative expenses.
The securities described above are being offered pursuant to a shelf registration statement (File No. 333-197092), including a base prospectus, which was declared effective by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on July 11, 2014, and a related automatically effective registration statement filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 (File No. 333-206855). The specific terms of the offering are described in a prospectus supplement filed with the SEC in connection with the offering. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the 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. The offering will be made only by means of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or by request at Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, telephone: (877) 547-6340, e-mail: Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com, or at Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: (631) 274-2806, fax: (631) 254-7140.
This press release contains statements relating to the proposed offering that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, such as the risk that the conditions to the closing of the offering will not be satisfied. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to La Jolla on the date the statements are first published. La Jolla undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
About La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company
La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies intended to significantly improve outcomes in patients suffering from life-threatening diseases. The Company has several product candidates in development. LJPC-501 is La Jolla’s proprietary formulation of angiotensin II for the potential treatment of catecholamine-resistant hypotension. LJPC-401 is La Jolla’s novel formulation of hepcidin for the potential treatment of iron overload, which occurs as a result of diseases such as hereditary hemochromatosis (HH), beta thalassemia and sickle cell disease. LJPC-30Sa and LJPC-30Sb are La Jolla’s next-generation gentamicin derivatives for the potential treatment of serious bacterial infections and rare genetic disorders, such as cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
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La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company
George F. Tidmarsh, M.D., Ph.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dennis M. Mulroy
Chief Financial Officer
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