Ocugen Inc. Announces $100 Million Registered Direct Offering of Common Stock Priced at a Premium to Market
MALVERN, Pa., April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocugen, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCGN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing gene therapies to cure
blindness diseases and developing a vaccine to save lives from COVID-19, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with healthcare-focused institutional investors for the sale
of an aggregate of 10 million shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $10 per share in a registered direct offering. The offering is expected to close on or about April 27, 2021, subject
to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as the exclusive placement agent for the offering.
The gross proceeds of the offering are expected to be approximately $100 million, prior to deducting placement agent’s fees and other offering expenses payable by Ocugen. Ocugen intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, capital expenditures, working capital and general and administrative expenses.
The shares of common stock described above are being offered pursuant to an automatic “shelf” registration statement (File No. 333-254550) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 22, 2021 which automatically became effective pursuant to SEC rules. Such shares of common stock may be offered only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. A final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering of the shares of common stock will be filed with the SEC. Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering of the shares of common stock may be obtained, when available, on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or by contacting H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC at 430 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: (646) 975-6996.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.