EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dynavax Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: DVAX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel vaccines, today announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 14,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $5.00 per share. The gross proceeds to Dynavax from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Dynavax, are expected to be approximately $70.0 million. In addition, Dynavax has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,100,000 shares of common stock. The offering is expected to close on or about May 27, 2020, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Cowen, Evercore ISI and William Blair are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as co-manager for the offering.
Dynavax anticipates using the net proceeds from the offering to fund activities associated with the ongoing commercialization of HEPLISAV-B® [Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant), Adjuvanted], to advance its CpG 1018 vaccine platform, including any scale up efforts in support of a potential COVID-19 vaccine by Dynavax and its collaborators, and for general corporate purposes, including working capital.
The securities described above are being offered by Dynavax pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3, including a base prospectus, that was previously filed with and became effective by rule of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 30, 2020. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering were filed with the SEC and are available on the SEC's website located at http://www.sec.gov. A final 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 http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained by contacting: Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717 Attention: Prospectus Department, by telephone at (833) 297-2926, or by email at PostSaleManualRequests@broadridge.com; Evercore Group L.L.C., Attention: Equity Capital Markets, 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10055, by telephone at (888) 474-0200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or William Blair & Company, L.L.C., Attention: Prospectus Department, 150 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606, by telephone at (800) 621-0687 or by email at email@example.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 other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
Dynavax is a commercial stage biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing novel vaccines. The Company launched its first commercial product, HEPLISAV-B® [Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant), Adjuvanted], in February 2018, following U.S. FDA approval for prevention of infection caused by all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus in adults age 18 years and older. Dynavax is also advancing CpG 1018 as a premier vaccine adjuvant through research collaborations and partnerships.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to the expectations regarding the completion, timing and size of the proposed offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds. These statements are only predictions based on current information and expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected in any of such statements due to various factors, including market risks and uncertainties and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions for an offering of securities. For a discussion of these and other factors, please refer to Dynavax’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 as well as Dynavax’s subsequent filings with the SEC. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. This caution is made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and Dynavax undertakes no obligation to revise or update this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, except as required by law.
Nicole Arndt, Senior Manager, Investor Relations
Derek Cole, President
Investor Relations Advisory Solutions
Source: Dynavax Technologies Corporation