Ocean Power Technologies Announces Closing of Registered Direct Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants

PENNINGTON, N.J., June 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTT) (“OPT” or “the Company”) today announced the closing of its previously announced registered direct offering to several institutional investors to purchase 417,000 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase an aggregate of 145,952 shares of its common stock. Each share of common stock was sold with a warrant to purchase 0.35 shares of common stock of the Company at a combined purchase price of $4.60 per share. The warrants will be exercisable beginning six months and one day after the date of issuance at a price of $6.08 per full share of common stock and will be exercisable for a period of five years from closing.

Roth Capital Partners served as lead placement agent, and Rodman & Renshaw, a unit of H. C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, served as co-placement agent for the transaction.

The Company received net proceeds of approximately $1.6 million from the offering. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of securities for general corporate purposes.

The securities described above were being offered by the Company pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-209517) previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). A prospectus supplement relating to the offering was filed by the Company with the SEC and can be obtained on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or from Roth Capital Partners, 888 San Clemente Drive, Suite 400, Newport Beach, CA 92660, (800) 678-9147.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, 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. Additional information can be found in the Company’s filings with the SEC available at http://www.sec.gov and on the Company’s website at http://oceanpowertechnologies.com.

About Ocean Power Technologies

Headquartered in Pennington, New Jersey, Ocean Power Technologies (NASDAQ:OPTT) is a pioneer of ocean wave power generation and energy storage systems. OPT’s proprietary PowerBuoy® technology is based on a cost-effective, scalable, modular, and environmentally sound design which provides power and communications for a number of markets and applications.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain "forward-looking statements" that are within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are identified by certain words or phrases such as "may", "will", "aim", "will likely result", "believe", "expect", "will continue", "anticipate", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "contemplate", "seek to", "future", "objective", "goal", "project", "should", "will pursue" and similar expressions or variations of such expressions. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current expectations about its future plans and performance. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions and estimates which could be inaccurate and which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could vary materially from those anticipated or expressed in any forward-looking statement made by the Company. Please refer to the Company's most recent Forms 10-Q and 10-K and subsequent filings with the SEC for a further discussion of these risks and uncertainties. The Company disclaims any obligation or intent to update the forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

Company Contact: Mark A. Featherstone, Chief Financial Officer of OPT Phone: 609-730-0400 Investor Relations Contact: Andrew Barwicki Barwicki Investor Relations Inc. Phone: 516-662-9461

Source:Ocean Power Technologies Inc.