Cellectar Biosciences Announces Pricing of $20 Million Underwritten Public Offering
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLRB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of cancer, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering for gross proceeds of $20.0 million, prior to deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.
The offering is priced at a public offering price of $1.15 per share of common stock and one-half of a Series H Warrant. Each whole Series H Warrant is exercisable to purchase one share of our common stock at an exercise price of $1.21 per share, will be exercisable upon issuance and will expire five years from the date of issuance. The shares of common stock and Series H warrants can only be purchased together in this offering but will be issued separately and will be immediately separable upon issuance.
We are also offering to certain purchasers whose purchase of shares of common stock in this offering would otherwise result in the purchaser, together with its affiliates and certain related parties, beneficially owning more than 4.99% (or, at the election of the purchaser, 9.99%) of our outstanding common stock immediately following the consummation of this offering, the opportunity to purchase, if any such purchaser so chooses, pre-funded warrants, in lieu of shares of common stock that would otherwise result in such purchaser’s beneficial ownership exceeding 4.99% (or, at the election of the purchaser, 9.99%) of our outstanding common stock. Each pre-funded warrant will be exercisable for one share of our common stock. The purchase price of each pre-funded warrant and the accompanying Series H Warrant will be equal to the price at which a share of common stock and accompanying Series H Warrant are sold to the public in this offering, minus $0.00001, and the exercise price of each pre-funded warrant will be $0.00001 per share. The pre-funded warrants will be immediately exercisable and may be exercised at any time until all of the pre-funded warrants are exercised in full. This offering also relates to the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of any pre-funded warrants sold in this offering. Each pre-funded warrant is being sold together with one-half of a Series H Warrant. Each whole Series H Warrant is exercisable to purchase one share of our common stock at an exercise price of $1.21 per share, will be exercisable upon issuance and will expire five years from the date of issuance.
The offering is expected to close on or about June 5, 2020, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acted as the sole book-running manager in connection with the offering and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. and Roth Capital Partners acted as co-lead managers.
The securities will be offered pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-238132), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 2, 2020 and an additional registration statement filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) (File No. 333-238892), which became effective when filed.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sales of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. The offering is being made solely by means of a prospectus. A final prospectus relating to this offering will be filed by Cellectar with the SEC. When available, copies of the final prospectus can be obtained at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or from Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad St., 26th Floor, New York, NY 10004, by telephone at (212) 667-8055 or by email at EquityProspectus@opco.com.
About Cellectar Biosciences, Inc.
Cellectar Biosciences is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of cancer. The company is developing proprietary drugs independently and through research and development collaborations. The company’s core objective is to leverage its proprietary Phospholipid Drug Conjugate™ (PDC) delivery platform to develop PDCs that specifically target cancer cells, delivering improved efficacy and better safety as a result of fewer off-target effects. The company’s PDC platform possesses the potential for the discovery and development of the next-generation of cancer-targeting treatments, and it plans to develop PDCs independently and through research and development collaborations.
The company’s lead PDC therapeutic, CLR 131, is currently in two clinical studies. The CLOVER-1 Phase 2 study completed the Part A dose-exploration portion, conducted in relapsed/refractory (r/r) B-cell malignancies, and is now enrolling in the Part B expansion cohorts evaluating an approximate 100mCi total body dose of CLR 131 in relapsed/refractory (r/r) multiple myeloma (MM) and lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma/Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (LPL/WM). The data from the Part A portion was announced on February 19, 2020. The company is also conducting a Phase 1 dose-escalation study in pediatric solid tumors and lymphomas.
The company’s product pipeline includes one preclinical PDC chemotherapeutic program (CLR 1900) and several partnered PDC assets.
Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer
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Released June 3, 2020