San Diego, CA, October 30, 2013 – Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE) today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering. The gross proceeds to Sorrento from the offering, including the previously announced exercise of the over-allotment option by the underwriters, are $34.6 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Sorrento.
Sorrento intends to use the net proceeds received from the offering to fund its research and development activities, including its registrational clinical trial of Cynviloq™, for working capital, other general corporate purposes, and possibly acquisitions of other companies, products or technologies.
Aegis Capital Corp. acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering.
CRT Capital acted as a co-manager for the offering.
A shelf registration statement and accompanying base prospectus on Form S-3 relating to the shares was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is effective. Copies of the final prospectus supplement relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement may be obtained from the SEC’s web site or the offices of Aegis Capital Corp., Prospectus Department, 810 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY, 10019, telephone: 212-813-1010 or email: email@example.com.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted.
About Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.
Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. is a publicly-traded, development-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the acquisition, discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary drug therapeutics for addressing significant unmet medical needs. Sorrento’s therapeutic focus is oncology, including the treatment of chronic pain, but is also developing therapeutic products for inflammation, metabolic, and infectious diseases. Sorrento’s proprietary G-MAB® fully-human antibody library platform was designed to facilitate the rapid identification and isolation of highly specific antibody therapeutics. In addition, Sorrento is developing proprietary Antibody Drug Conjugates as well as Antibody formulated Drug Conjugates combining its G-MAB® antibodies with anti-tumor agents.
More information is available at www.sorrentotherapeutics.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Words such as “assumes,” “plans,” “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” and “will,” and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements about the preclinical and clinical development of Sorrento’s human antibody therapeutics. All such forward-looking statements are based on Sorrento’s current beliefs and expectations, and should not be regarded as a representation by Sorrento that any of its plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in Sorrento’s businesses; the potential for approval and commercial success of Cynviloq; the scope and validity of patent protection for Sorrento’s platform technologies, and the risk that the development or commercialization of product candidates may infringe the intellectual property rights of others; the potential that Sorrento may require substantial additional funding in order to obtain regulatory approval for and commercialize Sorrento’s proprietary G-MAB® fully-human antibody library platform technologies or product candidates; and additional risks set forth in Sorrento’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent Sorrento Therapeutics’ judgment as of the date of this release. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and Sorrento undertakes no obligation to revise or update this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. This caution is made under the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.