Clinical Data, Inc. Files Shelf Registration Statement

NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Clinical Data, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDA) today announced that the Company has filed a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The registration statement would permit Clinical Data to offer and sell up to $200 million of its common stock, preferred stock, debt securities or any combination of these, from time to time, subject to market conditions and the Company’s capital needs. The terms of any potential future offering would be established at the time of the offering.

Although Clinical Data does not have any current plans to sell shares under the registration statement, proceeds from any offering could be used for general corporate purposes, including financing the launch and other commercial activities for vilazodone if approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), continued clinical development of Stedivaze and advancement of the Company’s follow-on therapeutics pipeline.

The registration statement relating to these securities has not yet been declared effective by the SEC. Accordingly, the securities covered by the registration statement may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. 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 in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. Any offering may be made only by means of the prospectus included in the registration statement and one or more related prospectus supplements that may be used with respect to such offering.

About Clinical Data, Inc.

Clinical Data develops first-in-class and best-in-category therapeutics. The Company is advancing its late-stage drug candidates for central nervous system disorders and cardiovascular diseases, to be followed by promising drug candidates in major therapeutic areas including oncology and inflammatory diseases. Clinical Data plans to differentiate its therapeutics by combining its drug development and biomarker expertise to develop products with enhanced efficacy and tolerability, improving patient health and reducing costs. To learn more, please visit the Company's website at www.clda.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995

This press release contains certain forward-looking information and statements that are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for forward looking statements provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Words such as "expect(s)", "feel(s)", "believe(s)", "will", "may", "anticipate(s)" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our ability to obtain regulatory approval for, and successfully introduce, vilazodone, Stedivaze and our other drug candidates; our ability to expand our long-term business opportunities; our ability to obtain and maintain effectiveness of the shelf registration statement; and all other statements regarding future performance. All such information and statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, the effects of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of the Company, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements contained in this press release. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, whether Stedivaze or any of our other therapeutic products will advance further in the clinical trials process and whether and when, if at all, vilazodone, Stedivaze or any of our other therapeutic products will receive final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and equivalent foreign regulatory agencies and for which indications; whether vilazodone, Stedivaze or any of our other therapeutic products will be successfully marketed if approved; the strength of our intellectual property rights; competition from pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostics companies; the availability and cost of capital; general economic conditions; and those risks identified and discussed by Clinical Data in its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof. Clinical Data does not undertake any obligation to publish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Readers are also urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures in Clinical Data's SEC periodic and interim reports, including but not limited to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed from time to time by the Company.



CONTACT:

Clinical Data, Inc.
Theresa McNeely, 617-467-6673
Vice President
Corporate Communications

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Massachusetts

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Biotechnology  Cardiology  Pharmaceutical

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