Cellectar Biosciences Announces Closing of $20 Million Underwritten Public Offering
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellectar Biosciences (Nasdaq: CLRB), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of
drugs for the treatment of cancer, today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering for gross proceeds of $20.0 million prior to deducting underwriting discounts
and commissions and estimated offering expenses.
The offering was comprised of 14,601,628 shares of common stock, together with Series H Warrants to purchase 8,695,664 shares of common stock. The public offering price of a share of Common Stock together with one-half of a Series H Warrant to purchase one share of common stock was $1.15. Each whole Series H Warrant is exercisable to purchase one share of our common stock at an exercise price of $1.2075 per share, is exercisable upon issuance and will expire five years from the date of issuance. The shares of common stock and the accompanying Series H warrants were purchased together in this offering but were issued separately.
Cellectar also issued 2,789,700 pre-funded warrants, in lieu of shares of common stock that would otherwise result in such purchaser’s beneficial ownership exceeding 4.99% (or, at the election of the purchaser, 9.99%) of our outstanding common stock. Each pre-funded warrant is exercisable for one share of our common stock. The purchase price of each pre-funded warrant and one-half of a Series H Warrant is $1.1499 and the exercise price of each pre-funded warrant will be $0.00001 per share. The pre-funded warrants are immediately exercisable and may be exercised at any time until all of the pre-funded warrants are exercised in full. The pre-funded warrant and the accompanying Series H Warrants were purchased together in the offering but were issued separately.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acted as the sole book-running manager in connection with the offering and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. and Roth Capital Partners acted as co-lead managers.
The securities were offered pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-238132), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 2, 2020 and an additional registration statement filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) (File No. 333-238892), which became effective when filed.
About Cellectar Biosciences, Inc.
Cellectar Biosciences is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of cancer. The company is developing proprietary drugs independently and through research and development collaborations. The company’s core objective is to leverage its proprietary Phospholipid Drug Conjugate (PDC) delivery platform to develop PDCs that specifically target cancer cells, delivering improved efficacy and better safety as a result of fewer off-target effects. The company’s PDC platform possesses the potential for the discovery and development of the next-generation of cancer-targeting treatments, and it plans to develop PDCs independently and through research and development collaborations.