SEATTLE, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced its intention to offer, subject to market and other conditions, shares of its common stock in a registered underwritten public offering. Omeros also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15 percent of the shares of common stock offered in the public offering solely to cover overallotments, if any.
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. are acting as the joint book-running managers for the offering.
Omeros intends to offer and sell these securities pursuant to its existing shelf registration statement (File No. 333-169856), which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 8, 2010 and declared effective on October 18, 2010. A prospectus supplement describing the terms of the offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and will form a part of the effective registration statement. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Cowen and Company, LLC (c/o Broadridge Financial Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Attn: Prospectus Department, Phone: 631-274-2806, Fax: 631-254-7140), or Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836 or by telephone at: (800) 503-4611, or by email at: prospectus.CPDG@db.com. An electronic copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering is available on the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Omeros, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any security in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The offering of Omeros common stock will be made only by means of the prospectus and related prospectus supplement meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933. About Omeros CorporationOmeros is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing products focused on inflammation, coagulopathies and disorders of the central nervous system. Forward-looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to the "safe harbor" created by those sections. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Omeros' expectations regarding the underwritten public offering announced today. Forward-looking statements are based on management's beliefs and assumptions and on information available to management only as of the date of this press release. Omeros' actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements for many reasons, including, without limitation, the risks, uncertainties and other factors described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 10, 2012. Given these risks, uncertainties and other factors, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, and the Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, even if new information becomes available in the future. SOURCE Omeros Corporation