Omeros Announces Closing of $34.5 Million Public Offering of Common Stock
SEATTLE, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced that it has closed the underwritten public offering that was priced and allocated to investors prior to the opening of the market on June 27, 2012, relating to the sale of 3,365,854 shares of its common stock at a price of $10.25 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $34.5 million. The closing included the sale of 439,024 shares of common stock sold pursuant to the overallotment option granted by Omeros to the underwriters, which the underwriters exercised in full. After deducting underwriting discounts and other estimated offering expenses, Omeros will receive net proceeds from the transaction of approximately $32.3 million.
Omeros intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, including expenses related to the clinical development of Omeros' two ongoing Phase 3 clinical development programs – OMS302 for use during intraocular lens replacement procedures and OMS103HP for use during arthroscopic partial meniscectomy surgery. The net offering proceeds may also be used to fund research and development in Omeros' preclinical studies and clinical trials, capital expenditures, working capital and to otherwise advance Omeros' product candidates toward commercialization.
Cowen and Company, LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. acted as the joint book-running managers for the offering, Canaccord Genuity Inc. and Wedbush PacGrow Life Sciences acted as co-managers, and WBB Securities served as a financial advisor to Omeros.
A shelf registration statement (File No. 333-169856) relating to these securities was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 8, 2010 and declared effective on October 18, 2010. A final prospectus supplement related to the offering was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on