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Tonix Pharmaceuticals Announces Full Exercise and Closing of Underwriters’ Over-Allotment Option

NEW YORK, July 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:TNXP) (Tonix), today announced that the underwriters of Tonix’s previously announced public offering that initially closed on June 21, 2016, have purchased an additional 750,000 shares of Tonix’s common stock at a price of $2.00 per share, before deducting the underwriting discount, in connection with the exercise in full of their over-allotment option. Tonix has now sold a total of 5,750,000 shares of its common stock in connection with the offering, with total gross proceeds of $11.5 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Tonix.

Roth Capital Partners and National Securities Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Holdings, Inc., acted as joint book-running managers for the offering.

The shares described above were offered by Tonix pursuant to a registration statement previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). A final prospectus supplement relating to the offering was filed with the SEC and is available, along with the accompanying base prospectus, on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.

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.

About Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.

Tonix is developing next-generation medicines for common disorders of the central nervous system, including fibromyalgia and post-traumatic stress disorder. These disorders are characterized by chronic disability, inadequate treatment options, high utilization of healthcare services, and significant economic burden. This press release and further information about Tonix can be found at www.tonixpharma.com.

Safe Harbor / Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “forecast,” “estimate,” “expect,” and “intend,” among others. These forward-looking statements are based on Tonix's current expectations and actual results could differ materially. There are a number of factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, substantial competition; our need for additional financing; uncertainties of patent protection and litigation; uncertainties of government or third party payor reimbursement; limited research and development efforts and dependence upon third parties; and risks related to failure to obtain FDA clearances or approvals and noncompliance with FDA regulations. As with any pharmaceutical under development, there are significant risks in the development, regulatory approval and commercialization of new products. Tonix does not undertake an obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. Investors should read the risk factors set forth in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 3, 2016 and future periodic reports filed with the SEC on or after the date hereof. All of Tonix's forward-looking statements are expressly qualified by all such risk factors and other cautionary statements. The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof.

Contact: Bradley J. Saenger Chief Financial Officer (212) 980-9155 x107 bradley.saenger@tonixpharma.com Jessica Smiley Investor Relations (212) 980-9155 x185 jessica.smiley@tonixpharma.com Dian Griesel Int'l. (media) Susan Forman / Laura Radocaj (212) 825-3210 sforman@dgicomm.com lradocaj@dgicomm.com

Source:Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.