AMES, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ: NLNK), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing cancer therapeutics, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 4,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $11.40 per share, which was the previous day's closing price. The net proceeds to NewLink from this offering are expected to be approximately $42.5 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by NewLink. The offering is expected to close on or about February 4, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. NewLink anticipates using the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including clinical trial, preclinical and other research and development expenses, capital expenditures, working capital and general and administrative expenses.
Jefferies & Company, Inc. and Stifel Nicolaus Weisel are acting as joint book-running managers in the offering and Baird, Canaccord Genuity Inc. and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. are acting as co-managers. NewLink has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of 600,000 additional shares of common stock.
The securities described above are being offered by the Company pursuant to a shelf registration statement previously filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering have been filed with the SEC and are available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained from Jefferies & Company, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at 877-547-6340, or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com , or from Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Attention: Syndicate, One Montgomery Street, Suite 3700, San Francisco, California 94104, or by calling (415) 364-2500.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities 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 jurisdiction.