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Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock

WATERTOWN, Mass., March 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:TTPH) today announced that it intends to offer and sell up to 3,500,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. All of the shares of common stock to be sold in the offering will be offered by Tetraphase.

BMO Capital Markets, Stifel and Guggenheim Securities are acting as joint bookrunning managers for the offering and Nomura and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey are acting as co-managers for the offering. Tetraphase intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 525,000 shares of its common stock. The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

A shelf registration statement relating to the shares of common stock offered in the public offering described above was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 9, 2015 and became effective upon filing. The offering will be made only by means of the written prospectus and prospectus supplement that form a part of the registration statement. A preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering has been filed with the SEC and may be obtained for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may also be obtained by contacting BMO Capital Markets Corp. at 3 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, by telephone at (800) 414-3627 or by email to bmoprospectus@bmo.com or by contacting Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Attention: Syndicate, One Montgomery Street, Suite 3700, San Francisco, California 94104, by telephone at (415) 364-2720 or by email to syndprospectus@stifel.com or by contacting Guggenheim Securities, LLC, 330 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, by telephone at (212) 518-9349 or by email to GSEquityProspectusDelivery@guggenheimpartners.com.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities being offered, nor shall there be any sale of the securities being offered 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.

About Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Tetraphase is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company using its proprietary chemistry technology to create novel antibiotics for serious and life-threatening multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacterial infections. Tetraphase's lead product candidate, eravacycline, is being developed as a broad-spectrum intravenous and oral antibiotic. Tetraphase is conducting a global Phase 3 clinical program for eravacycline called IGNITE (Investigating Gram-Negative Infections Treated with Eravacycline). This program includes two Phase 3 clinical trials: IGNITE 1 for the indication of complicated intra-abdominal infections and IGNITE 2 for the indication of complicated urinary tract infections.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release about Tetraphase that are not purely historical, and all other statements that are not purely historical, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "plans," "projects," "will," "would" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause Tetraphase's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements Tetraphase makes. Important factors that may cause or contribute to such differences include whether or not Tetraphase will offer the shares or consummate the offering at all or on the anticipated terms of the offering, fluctuations in Tetraphase's stock price, the anticipated use of the proceeds of the offering, Tetraphase's ability to satisfy customary closing conditions related to the proposed offering, and such other factors as are set forth in the risk factors detailed from time to time in Tetraphase's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the SEC including, without limitation, the risk factors detailed in Tetraphase's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 6, 2015 and the preliminary prospectus supplement filed with the SEC on March 9, 2015 under the heading "Risk Factors." You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent Tetraphase's views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing Tetraphase's views as of any subsequent date. Tetraphase disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Investor Contacts: Tetraphase Teri Dahlman, 617-600-7040 tdahlman@tphase.com or Argot Partners Susan Kim, 212-600-1902 susan@argotpartners.com Media Contact: Sam Brown Inc. Mike Beyer, 773-463-4211 beyer@sambrown.comSource:Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals