NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TG Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:TGTX), today announced it has priced an underwritten sale of 2,702,809 shares of its common stock at $6.71 per share, the closing price on March 11, 2014, to JP Morgan Asset Management's Global Healthcare Fund. Gross proceeds from the sale are expected to be approximately $18.1 million. TG Therapeutics intends to use the proceeds from the offering to fund the clinical development of TG-1101 and TGR-1202 and other general corporate purposes. The offering is expected to close on or about March 17, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.
Michael S. Weiss, the Company's Executive Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer, commented on the transaction, "We are very excited to have consummated this financing with a premier biotechnology investor. The proceeds from the financing and existing cash provide us with funding to support our current and planned clinical programs for the next several years as well as flexibility to opportunistically acquire additional complimentary products or technologies."
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. acted as the exclusive underwriter in connection with the offering. Roth Capital Partners and Brean Capital, LLC, are acting as financial advisors for the transaction.
The shares described above are being offered by TG Therapeutics pursuant to a registration statement previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). A prospectus supplement related to the offering will be filed with the SEC. Once filed with the SEC, copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or by contacting Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., 58 South Service Road, Suite 160, Melville, NY, Attention: George Mangione, (631) 270-1611 or [email protected].
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.
ABOUT TG THERAPEUTICS, INC.
TG Therapeutics is an innovative, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of medically important pharmaceutical products for the treatment of cancer and other underserved therapeutic needs. Currently, the company is developing two therapies targeting hematological malignancies. TG-1101 (ublituximab) is a novel, glycoengineered monoclonal antibody that targets a specific and unique epitope on the CD20 antigen found on mature B-lymphocytes. TG Therapeutics is also developing TGR-1202, an orally available PI3K delta inhibitor. The delta isoform of PI3K is strongly expressed in cells of hematopoietic origin and is believed to be important in the proliferation and survival of B‐lymphocytes. Both TG-1101 and TGR-1202 are in clinical development for patients with hematologic malignancies. TG Therapeutics is headquartered in New York City.
Some of the statements included in this press release, particularly those anticipating future clinical trials, the timing of commencing or completing such trials and business prospects for TG-1101 and TGR-1202 may be forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. For those statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Among the factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are the following: our ability to successfully and cost-effectively complete pre-clinical and clinical trials for TG-1101 and TGR-1202; the risk that early pre-clinical and clinical results that supported our decision to move forward with TG-1101 and TGR-1202 will not be reproduced in additional patients or in future studies; the risk that TGR-1202 will not produce satisfactory safety and efficacy results to warrant further development following the completion of the current phase 1 study; the risk that the data (both safety and efficacy) from future clinical trials will not coincide with the data produced from prior pre-clinical and clinical trials; the risk that trials will take longer to enroll than expected; our ability to achieve the milestones we project over the next year; our ability to manage our cash in line with our projections, and other risk factors identified from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements set forth in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. We do not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof. This press release and prior releases are available at www.tgtherapeutics.com. The information found on our website is not incorporated by reference into this press release and is included for reference purposes only.