OncoSec Announces $7.5 Million Registered Direct Offering
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Incorporated ("OncoSec") (NASDAQ: ONCS), a company developing DNA-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements with institutional investors to purchase approximately $7.5 million of securities in a registered direct offering. OncoSec has agreed to sell to such investors an aggregate of 2,142,860 shares of its common stock at a price of $3.50 per share. Additionally, investors will receive warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,071,430 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $4.50 per share for a term of 5.5 years. The warrants will become exercisable after a six-month waiting period.
The gross proceeds of the offering are approximately $7.5 million. Net proceeds, after deducting the placement agent's fee and other estimated offering expenses payable by OncoSec, are expected to be approximately $6.9 million. OncoSec intends to use proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including clinical trial expenses and research and development expenses.
H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC acted as the exclusive placement agent for the transaction. Maxim Group LLC and Noble Life Science Partners acted as financial advisors to OncoSec in connection with the transaction. The offering is expected to close on or before November 6, 2015, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The securities described above are being offered by OncoSec pursuant to a registration statement previously filed and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC. A prospectus supplement related to the offering will be filed with the SEC. The securities may only be offered by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement can be obtained directly from OncoSec and at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or by request from H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC by e-mailing email@example.com.
This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of OncoSec's common stock or warrants. No offer, solicitation, or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale is unlawful.
About OncoSec Medical Incorporated
OncoSec is a biotechnology company developing DNA-based intratumoral immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. The Company's investigational technology, ImmunoPulse™, is designed to enhance the local delivery and uptake of DNA-based immune-targeting agents, such as IL-12. In Phase I and II clinical trials, OncoSec's lead program, ImmunoPulse™ IL-12, demonstrated a favorable safety profile and evidence of anti-tumor activity in the treatment of various skin cancers as well as the potential to initiate a systemic immune response. ImmunoPulse™ IL-12 is currently in Phase II development for several indications, including metastatic melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, and triple negative breast cancer. In addition to ImmunoPulse™ IL-12, the Company is also seeking to identify and develop new immune-targeting agents for use with the ImmunoPulse™ platform. For more information, please visit www.oncosec.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of OncoSec. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the following: our ability to raise additional funding necessary to fund continued operations on reasonable terms or at all; our ability to protect our intellectual property; uncertainties inherent in pre-clinical studies and clinical trials, such as the ability to enroll patients in clinical trials and the risk of adverse events; delays in the commencement or completion of clinical testing for product candidates; unexpected new data, safety and technical issues; our ability to develop and commercialize the assets we have acquired or develop and any new assets and product candidates; and competitive, market and regulatory conditions. Other risks and uncertainties are described in OncoSec's annual report on Form 10-K filed on October 14, 2015, and subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by OncoSec. Except as required by law, OncoSec undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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