GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq:AGTC) today announced the pricing of its public offering of 2,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $15.00 per share, before underwriting discounts. All of the common stock is being offered by AGTC. In addition, AGTC has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 300,000 shares at the public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any. The company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund preclinical investigation and Phase 1/2 trials of potential product candidates for treatment of wet AMD, to expand its manufacturing capabilities and create a pilot manufacturing group, to in-license, acquire or invest in complementary gene therapy, technologies, products or assets, and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
BMO Capital Markets, Stifel and Wedbush PacGrow Life Sciences are acting as the book-running managers for the offering and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. and Roth Capital Partners are acting as co-managers.
The Securities and Exchange Commission declared effective a registration statement relating to these securities on July 24, 2014. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from BMO Capital Markets Corp., 3 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, Telephone: (800) 414-3627, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; from Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Attention: Prospectus Dept., One Montgomery Street, Suite 3700, San Francisco, California 94104, by telephone at (415) 364-2720 or by email at email@example.com; or from Wedbush Securities Inc., Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94111, Attn: ECM Prospectus Department, by calling 415-274-6819 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
AGTC is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that uses its proprietary gene therapy platform to develop products designed to transform the lives of patients with severe inherited orphan diseases in ophthalmology. AGTC's lead product candidates, which are each in the preclinical stage, focus on X-linked retinoschisis, achromatopsia and X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, which are rare diseases of the eye, caused by mutations in single genes, that significantly affect visual function and currently lack effective medical treatments.
CONTACT: Media Contact: David Carey Lazar Partners Ltd. T: (212) 867-1768 email@example.com Corporate Contact: Larry Bullock Chief Financial Officer Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation T: (386) 462-2204 firstname.lastname@example.org
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