Auris Medical Holding AG Announces Exercise of IPO Over-Allotment Option

ZUG, Switzerland, Aug. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ: EARS) announced today that the underwriters of its initial public offering have exercised their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 713,235 shares of common stock. This option yields the company additional gross proceeds of USD 4.28 million, or USD 3.98 million less underwriting discounts, and increases the company's number of outstanding shares to 28,954,510. Auris previously announced the closing of its initial public offering of 9,400,000 of its common shares at a price of USD 6.00 per common share on August 11, 2014. The company's common shares were approved for listing on the NASDAQ Global Market and began trading under the symbol "EARS" on August 6, 2014.

Jefferies LLC and Leerink Partners LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. JMP Securities LLC and Needham & Company, LLC acted as co-managers for the offering.

A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on August 5, 2014. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from: Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by emailing, or by calling (877) 547-6340 or Leerink Partners LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 or by email at, or by calling (800) 808-7525.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the 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.

About Auris Medical

Auris Medical is a Swiss biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing therapeutics that address important unmet medical needs in otolaryngology. The Company is currently focusing on the development of treatments for acute inner ear tinnitus (AM-101) and for acute inner ear hearing loss (AM-111) by way of intratympanic injection with biocompatible gel formulations. In addition, Auris Medical is pursuing early-stage research and development projects. The Company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland.


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