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CymaBay Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock

NEWARK, Calif., Jan. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBAY), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for liver and other chronic diseases with high unmet need, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of its common stock. All shares of common stock to be sold in the offering will be offered by CymaBay. CymaBay intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of an additional 15% of the shares of its common stock offered in the public offering. The offering is subject to market and other 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. CymaBay anticipates using the net proceeds from the offering to fund ongoing development of seladelpar and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Leerink Partners LLC and Evercore ISI are acting as the joint book-running managers for the offering.

The securities described above are being offered by CymaBay pursuant to a shelf registration statement previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). A preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained, when available, from: Leerink Partners LLC, Attn: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, by telephone at (800) 808-7525, ext. 6132, or by email at syndicate@leerink.com; or Evercore ISI, Attn: Equity Capital Markets, 55 East 52nd Street, 36th Floor, New York, NY 10055, by telephone at (888) 474-0200, or by email at ecm.prospectus@evercore.com.

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 CymaBay

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. (CBAY) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for liver and other chronic diseases with high unmet medical need. Seladelpar is a potent, selective, orally active PPARδ agonist currently in development for the treatment of patients with the autoimmune liver disease, primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Two Phase 2 studies of seladelpar established proof of concept in PBC. CymaBay is currently planning to advance development of seladelpar into Phase 3 for PBC and Phase 2 for NASH.

Cautionary Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to CymaBay’s expectations regarding the timing of the proposed public offering and anticipated use of proceeds and expectations and plans related to product development and clinical or regulatory events. These statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those projected. CymaBay cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this release. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties related to market conditions and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the public offering. There can be no assurance that CymaBay will be able to complete the public offering on the anticipated terms, or at all. Risks and uncertainties relating to CymaBay and its business can be found in the “Risk Factors” section of CymaBay’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the SEC on March 23, 2017, and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, filed with the SEC on November 8, 2017, and in the preliminary prospectus supplement related to the proposed offering to be filed with the SEC on or about January 29, 2018. CymaBay undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in CymaBay’s expectations.

Contacts:
Hans Vitzthum
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
212-915-2568
Hans@LifeSciAdvisors.com

Source:CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc.

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