ARCA biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABIO), a biopharmaceutical company developing genetically-targeted therapies for cardiovascular diseases, today announced that it has priced its previously announced public offering of common stock and warrants at a price of $1.70 for each share of common stock and a related warrant to purchase 0.25 shares of common stock, for gross proceeds of $8.7 million, prior to deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses of the Company. The purchase price represents a 9.6% discount to the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on February 3, 2014. The warrants are immediately exercisable, have a term of 5 years and an exercise price of $2.125 per share. The offering is expected to close on or about February 7, 2014, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, including working capital and operational purposes. The Company anticipates that its cash and cash equivalents balance of approximately $16.8 million at December 31, 2013, along with the estimated net proceeds from this offering, will be sufficient to fund its operations, at its projected cost structure, through at least 2015. However, changing circumstances may cause the Company to consume capital significantly faster or slower than it currently anticipates. The Company has based these estimates on assumptions that may prove to be wrong, and the Company could exhaust its available financial resources sooner than it currently anticipates.
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 jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
Dawson James Securities, Inc. is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering.
The shares and warrants are being offered under the Company’s effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and declared effective on April 4, 2011 (Registration No. 333-172686).
A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website located at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may also be obtained by contacting Dawson James Securities, Inc., Attention: Prospectus Department, 1 North Federal Highway, 5th Floor, Boca Raton, FL 33432, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free at (866) 928-0928 Before you invest, you should read the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus and other documents the Company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about ARCA biopharma, Inc. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting the SEC web site at www.sec.gov.
About ARCA biopharma
ARCA biopharma is dedicated to developing genetically-targeted therapies for cardiovascular diseases. The Company's lead product candidate, GencaroTM (bucindolol hydrochloride), is an investigational, pharmacologically unique beta-blocker and mild vasodilator being developed for atrial fibrillation. ARCA has identified common genetic variations that it believes predict individual patient response to Gencaro, giving it the potential to be the first genetically-targeted atrial fibrillation prevention treatment. ARCA has a collaboration with Medtronic, Inc. for support of the GENETIC-AF trial. For more information please visit www.arcabiopharma.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the safe harbor provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding, potential timing for patient enrollment in the GENETIC-AF trial, the sufficiency of the Company’s capital to support its operations, the potential for genetic variations to predict individual patient response to Gencaro, Gencaro’s potential to treat atrial fibrillation, future treatment options for patients with atrial fibrillation, the role of AF burden in diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation and the potential for Gencaro to be the first genetically-targeted atrial fibrillation prevention treatment. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results and performance could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties associated with: the Company's financial resources and whether they will be sufficient to meet the Company's business objectives and operational requirements; results of earlier clinical trials may not be confirmed in future trials, the protection and market exclusivity provided by the Company’s intellectual property; risks related to the drug discovery and the regulatory approval process; and, the impact of competitive products and technological changes. These and other factors are identified and described in more detail in ARCA’s filings with the SEC, including without limitation the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, and subsequent filings. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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