SYNERGY PHARMACEUTICALS ANNOUNCES PROPOSED PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK
NEW YORK, NY January 31, 2017 - Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: SGYP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel gastrointestinal (GI) therapies, today announced an agreement to sell $125 million of its common stock to an underwriting syndicate led by Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., in a registered underwritten public offering.
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is lead book-running manager for the offering. Canaccord Genuity Inc. is joint book-running manager for the offering.
Synergy intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund its commercialization activities related to TRULANCE, further clinical development of plecanatide and for working capital and other general corporate purposes. Synergy may also use the net proceeds from this offering to fund possible acquisitions of other companies, products or technologies, though no such acquisitions are currently contemplated.
A shelf registration statement relating to the shares of common stock offered in the public offering described above was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 2, 2015 and declared effective by the SEC on July 14, 2015. The securities may be offered only by means of a written prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SECs website at www.sec.gov. When available, copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may also be obtained by contacting Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Attention: Capital Markets, 499 Park Ave., 6th Floor, New York, New York 10022, or by telephone at 212-829-7122, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities being offered, nor shall there be any sale of the securities being offered 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.
About Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.:
Synergy is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel gastrointestinal (GI) therapies. Synergy has pioneered discovery, research and development efforts around analogs of uroguanylin, a naturally occurring human GI peptide, for the treatment of GI diseases and disorders. Synergy discovered, is developing and controls 100% worldwide rights to its proprietary uroguanylin analog platform which includes one commercial product TRULANCE (plecanatide) and a second lead product candidate - dolcanatide.
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about Synergys anticipated public offering, anticipated use of proceeds and other statements containing the words anticipate, planned, believe, forecast, estimated, expected, and intend, among others. These forward-looking statements are based on Synergys current expectations and actual results could differ materially. There are a number of factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the uncertainties related to market conditions and the completion of the public offering on the anticipated terms or at all; the development, launch, introduction and commercial potential of TRULANCE; growth and opportunity, including peak sales and the potential demand for TRULANCE, as well as its potential impact on applicable markets; market size; substantial competition; our ability to continue as a going concern; our need for additional financing; uncertainties of patent protection and litigation; uncertainties of government or third party payer reimbursement; dependence upon third parties; our financial performance and results, including the risk that we are unable to manage our operating expenses or cash use for operations, or are unable to commercialize our products, within the guided ranges or otherwise as expected; and risks related to failure to obtain FDA clearances or approvals and noncompliance with FDA regulations.. As with any pharmaceutical under development, there are
significant risks in the development, regulatory approval and commercialization of new products. There are no guarantees that future clinical trials discussed in this press release will be completed or successful or that any product will receive regulatory approval for any indication or prove to be commercially successful. Investors should read the risk factors set forth in Synergys most recent periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Synergys Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 While the list of factors presented here is considered representative, no such list should be considered to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. Unlisted factors may present significant additional obstacles to the realization of forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements included herein are made as of the date hereof, and Synergy does not undertake any obligation to update publicly such statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.