Richmond, VA, US, Colworth, UK and Sydney, Australia – 16 December 2013 – AmpliPhi BioSciences Corporation (OTCBB: APHB), the global leader in the development of bacteriophage-based antibacterial therapies to treat drug resistant infections, announced today that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to raise approximately $18 million in a private placement financing. Pursuant to the stock purchase agreement, the Company will issue an aggregate of 72,003,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a price per share of $0.25. Estimated net proceeds from the placement will be $16.9 million.
Roth Capital Partners and Griffin Securities, Inc. served as placement agents for the offering.
The securities offered in this private placement transaction have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, the securities may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and such applicable state securities laws. Pursuant to the terms of a registration rights agreement entered into with the investors, the Company has agreed to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission registering the resale of the shares of common stock sold in the offering. Any offering of the Company’s securities under the resale registration statement referred to above will be made only by means of a prospectus.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.
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About AmpliPhi BioSciences
AmpliPhi BioSciences Corporation [OTCBB:APHB] is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel bacteriophage-based therapeutics for human and animal applications. The Company’s product development programs are targeting Gram-negative infections that are often resistant to existing antibiotic treatments. AmpliPhi was created in 2011 through the merger of BioControl Ltd with Targeted Genetics Inc. and subsequent combination with Special Phage Services in 2012. AmpliPhi is collaborating with a number of leading organizations, including Intrexon Corporation [NYSE: XON], the U.S. Army and UK-based University of Leicester, to rapidly advance bacteriophage-based therapies to patients. The Company is US-headquartered in Richmond, Virginia and has operations in Colworth, UK and Sydney, Australia. For more information, visit www.ampliphibio.com.
Bacteriophages are naturally occurring viruses that are highly specific for the bacterial hosts they infect. They can rapidly kill their host, amplifying themselves in the process. Bacteriophages are unaffected by antibiotic resistance and are able to disrupt bacterial biofilms. Such biofilms are a major line of defence for bacteria, contributing to antibiotic resistance. Bacteriophages are able to penetrate biofilms and replicate locally to high levels, to produce strong local therapeutic effects.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements in this press release about the potential use of bacteriophages to treat bacterial infections and the development of bacteriophage-based therapies are forward looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties, including without limitation the risk that such therapies may not be successfully developed, will require extensive and expensive pre-clinical and clinical testing, may not be safe or efficacious, and may not be approved for marketing by the United States Food and Drug Administration or any foreign regulatory agency.
Issued for and on behalf of AmpliPhi BioSciences.
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Sue CharlesManaging Partner