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HOOKIPA Pharma Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock and Non-Voting Convertible Preferred Stock

HOOKIPA Pharma Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock and Non-Voting Convertible Preferred Stock

NEW YORK and VIENNA, Austria, March 2, 2022 –  HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: HOOK), a company developing a new class of immunotherapeutics based on its proprietary arenavirus platform, today announced that it intends to offer and sell shares of its common stock and shares of its non-voting Series A convertible preferred stock in an underwritten public offering (the “Offering”).  HOOKIPA also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional fifteen percent (15%) of the shares of common stock offered in the Offering, including the shares of common stock underlying the non-voting Series A convertible preferred stock.  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 size or terms of the offering. All of the securities in the Offering are to be sold by HOOKIPA.

SVB Leerink and RBC Capital Markets are acting as joint book-running managers of the Offering.

The securities described above are being offered by HOOKIPA pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-238311), including a base prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which was declared effective on May 27, 2020. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the Offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may also be obtained, when available, from: SVB Securities LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, 53 State Street, 40th Floor, Boston Massachusetts 02109, by telephone at 1-800-808-7525 ext. 6105, or by email at syndicate@svbleerink.com; RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Attention: Equity Capital Markets, 200 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10281, by telephone at 877-822-4089, or by email at equityprospectus@rbccm.com.  

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, 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.

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