EpiCept had $1.1 million in cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2012 and an additional $1.1 million in cash that is restricted by the Company’s lender. In September 2012 EpiCept reduced the exercise price of certain of its outstanding Common Stock Purchase Warrants, which were issued pursuant to registered direct offerings in February 2012 and April 2012, in return for the immediate cash exercise of all such warrants, resulting in total proceeds to EpiCept of approximately $0.8 million after estimated fees and expenses. Pursuant to the amendment to the Loan and Security Agreement dated August 27, 2012 with MidCap Financial, LLC, EpiCept was given until November 15, 2012 to sign a definitive agreement with respect to a sale of the Company or a partnering transaction for AmiKet™. In November 2012 EpiCept entered into a definitive merger agreement with Immune Pharmaceuticals, which satisfied this requirement. The loan is expected to be restructured and assumed by the combined company at the closing of the merger. Current cash is anticipated to be sufficient to run operations into the first quarter of 2013. See EpiCept’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2012 for a further discussion of the Company’s liquidity and cash position.
EpiCept will host a conference call to discuss these results and answer questions on November 14, 2012 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time.To participate in the live call, please dial from the United States or Canada (877) 809-8594 or from international locations (706) 758-9407 (please reference access code 70213691). The conference call will also be broadcast live in listen-only mode on the Internet and may be accessed at www.epicept.com. The webcast will be archived for 90 days. A telephone replay of the call will be available for seven days by dialing from the United States or Canada (855) 859-2056 or from international locations (404) 537-3406 (please reference reservation number 70213691).