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Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) today announced the pricing of a registered direct offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock, offered at a price to the public of
$1.00 per share. The gross proceeds to Neuralstem from this offering are expected to be
$7.0 million, before deducting placement agent fees and other estimated offering expenses payable by Neuralstem. The offering is expected to close on or about
September 19, 2012, subject to customary closing conditions.
Aegis Capital Corp. is acting as sole placement agent for this offering.
The offering is being made pursuant to a shelf registration statement that Neuralstem filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and is effective. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering were filed with the SEC and a final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus will be filed with the SEC. When available, copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting Aegis Capital Corp., Prospectus Department, 810 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor,
New York, NY, 10019, telephone: 212-813-1010 or email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus will also be available on the website of the SEC at
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted.
Neuralstem's patented technology enables the ability to produce neural stem cells of the human brain and spinal cord in commercial quantities, and the ability to control the differentiation of these cells constitutively into mature, physiologically relevant human neurons and glia. Neuralstem is in an FDA-approved Phase I safety clinical trial for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as
Lou Gehrig's disease, and has been awarded orphan status designation by the FDA.
In addition to ALS, the company is also targeting major central nervous system conditions with its cell therapy platform, including spinal cord injury, ischemic spastic paraplegia and chronic stroke. The company has submitted an IND (Investigational New Drug) application to the FDA for a Phase I safety trial in chronic spinal cord injury.