SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lipocine Inc. (NASDAQ:LPCN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced that it has entered into securities purchase agreements with certain institutional investors providing for the purchase and sale of 10,084,034 Class A Units at an offering price of $0.595 per unit, with each Class A Unit consisting of one share of its common stock and one-half of a common warrant to purchase one share of common stock at an exercise price of $0.53 per share of common stock, in a registered direct offering priced at-the-market. Gross proceeds to the Company are expected to be approximately $6 million, before deducting placement agent fees and other estimated offering expenses. The closing of the sale of the securities is expected to take place on or about February 27, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and general corporate purposes.
Roth Capital Partners is acting as sole agent for the offering.
The offering is being made pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-220942) (including a prospectus) previously filed with and declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). A prospectus supplement describing the terms of the offering will be filed with the SEC.
A copy of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained, when available, by contacting Roth Capital Partners, 888 San Clemente Drive, Suite 400, Newport Beach, CA 92660, (800) 678-9147. Electronic copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus will also be available free of charge on the website of the SEC at www.sec.gov.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor will 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 any such jurisdiction.
Lipocine Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on metabolic and endocrine disorders using its proprietary drug delivery technologies. Lipocine's clinical development pipeline includes TLANDO, LPCN 1144, TLANDO XR ("LPCN 1111"), LPCN 1148 and LPCN 1107. TLANDO, a novel oral prodrug of testosterone containing testosterone undecanoate, is designed to help restore normal testosterone levels in hypogonadal men. Lipocine received a complete response letter from the FDA related to TLANDO on November 8, 2019. LPCN 1144, an oral product of bioidentical testosterone, recently completed a proof-of-concept clinical study demonstrating the potential utility in the treatment of pre-cirrhotic NASH. TLANDO XR, a novel oral prodrug of testosterone, originated and is being developed by Lipocine as a next-generation oral testosterone product with potential for once-daily dosing. In a phase 2 clinical evaluation when administered as once daily or twice daily TLANDO XR met the typical primary and secondary end points. LPCN 1148 is an oral prodrug of bioidentical testosterone targeted for the treatment of NASH cirrhosis. LPCN 1107 is potentially the first oral hydroxyprogesterone caproate product candidate, with end of phase 2 meeting completed, indicated for the prevention of recurrent preterm birth and has been granted orphan drug designation by the FDA. For more information, please visit www.lipocine.com.
This release contains "forward-looking statements" that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and include statements that are not historical facts, including statements regarding Lipocine's announced offering of securities, expected proceeds from such offering, its intended use of proceeds and other statements that are not historical facts. Investors are cautioned that all such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the risks that the offering of common stock and warrants may not close, the funds raised are uncertain, the funds raised, if any, may not meet our needs and the terms may not be advantageous to us, risks that the FDA will not approve any of our products, risks related to our products, expected product benefits not being realized, clinical and regulatory expectations and plans not being realized, new regulatory developments and requirements, risks related to the FDA approval process including the receipt of regulatory approvals, the results and timing of clinical trials, patient acceptance of Lipocine's products, the manufacturing and commercialization of Lipocine's products, and other risks detailed in Lipocine's filings with the SEC, including, without limitation, its Form 10-K and other reports on Forms 8-K and 10-Q, all of which can be obtained on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Lipocine assumes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements contained in this release, except as required by law.
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