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Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPXA) a company developing Tcelna™ (imilecleucel-T), a novel T-cell therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS), today announced it has priced an offering of shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase common stock in a private registered offering of 1,083,334 units at a price of $3.00 per unit, for gross proceeds of $3,250,000. Each unit consists of one share of common stock and a warrant to purchase one-half (0.50) of a share of common stock. The shares of common stock and warrants are immediately separable and will be issued separately such that no units will be issued. The warrants are exercisable immediately upon issuance, have a four-year term and an exercise price of $3.00 per share. The offering is expected to close on or about February 11, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. All of the shares in the offering are to be sold by Opexa.
The net proceeds from these financing arrangements will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes, including the continued conduct of the Abili-T clinical study, Opexa's ongoing Phase 2b clinical trial of Tcelna in Secondary Progressive MS patients.
Dawson James Securities, Inc. acted as exclusive placement agent in connection with the offering.
This offering is being conducted pursuant to a shelf registration statement (File No. 333-185001) that was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on December 05, 2012. A prospectus supplement related to the public offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). When filed with the SEC, copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained at the SEC's website at
http://www.sec.gov or by request at Dawson James Securities by e-mailing
About Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
MS is a chronic, inflammatory condition of the central nervous system and is the most common, non-traumatic, disabling neurological disease in young adults. It is estimated that approximately two million people have MS worldwide.