NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ohr Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Nasdaq:OHRP), an ophthalmology research and development company, today announced that it has closed its previously announced public offering of common stock and warrants. The Company sold 3,885,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $2.00 per share. Investors also received series A warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,942,500 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $2.75 per share and series B warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 3,885,000 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $3.00 per share. The series A warrants are immediately exercisable and have a term of five years and the series B warrants are immediately exercisable and have a term of six months. Gross proceeds to the Company from the sale of the shares were approximately $7,770,000, excluding any proceeds from the exercise of warrants.
H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC acted as exclusive placement agent for this offering.
The securities described above were offered pursuant to a “shelf” registration statement on Form S-3 which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and was declared effective on January 21, 2015. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC. Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 212-356-0530, or by accessing the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
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 Ohr Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Ohr Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Nasdaq:OHRP) is an ophthalmology research and development company. The company's lead drug candidate, Squalamine lactate ophthalmic solution, 0.2% (also known as OHR-102), is currently being evaluated in combination with anti-VEGF injections in a Phase 3 clinical program for the treatment of the wet form of age-related macular degeneration. In addition, Ohr has a sustained release micro fabricated micro-particle ocular drug delivery platform with several preclinical drug product candidates in development for glaucoma, steroid-induced glaucoma, ocular allergies, and protein drug delivery. Additional information about the company may be found at www.ohrpharmaceutical.com
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