SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TearLab Corporation (Nasdaq:TEAR) (TSX:TLB) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 2,600,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $13.50 per share for gross proceeds of $35.1 million. The net proceeds from the sale of the shares, after deducting the underwriters' discounts and other estimated offering expenses payable by TearLab, will be approximately $32.6 million. TearLab has also granted 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 to cover overallotments.
TearLab currently plans to use the net proceeds from this offering for commercialization of its products, research and development, working capital and other general corporate purposes. The offering is expected to close on or about July 30, 2013, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Canaccord Genuity Inc. and Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Roth Capital Partners, LLC and Feltl and Company, Inc. are acting as co-managers.A shelf registration statement (File No. 333-189372) relating to these securities was filed on June 17, 2013, as amended, and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 12, 2013. A preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 22, 2013. The securities may be offered only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, by contacting the below book-running managers at the following addresses:
|Canaccord Genuity Inc.|
|Attention: Syndicate Department|
|99 High Street, 12th Floor|
|Boston, MA 02110|
|Telephone: (617) 371-3900|
|Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC|
|222 South Ninth Street, Suite 350|
|Minneapolis, MN 55402|