WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arcutis Biotherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQT), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing treatments for unmet needs in immune-mediated dermatological diseases and conditions, or immuno-dermatology, today announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of 4,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $25.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. All of the shares in the public offering were sold by Arcutis. The gross proceeds from the public offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Arcutis, were $100.0 million. In addition, Arcutis has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 600,000 shares of Arcutis' common stock at the public offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions.
Concurrent with the completion of the public offering, Arcutis sold to OrbiMed Advisors, LLC, an affiliate of one of the Company's directors, 1,400,000 shares of its common stock in a private placement exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, at a price per share equal to the public offering price. The gross proceeds from the private placement were $35.0 million.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Cowen and Company, LLC, and Guggenheim Securities, LLC are acting as bookrunning managers for the public offering. Truist Securities, Inc. and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. are acting as lead managers for the public offering.
A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to the securities being sold in the public offering has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and became effective on October 1, 2020. The public offering was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, by telephone at (866) 471-2526, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Attention: Prospectus Department, by telephone at (833) 297-2926, or by email at PostSaleManualRequests@broadridge.com; or Guggenheim Securities, LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 330 Madison, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017, by telephone at (212) 518-9658, or by email at GSEquityProspectusDelivery@guggenheimpartners.com. You may also obtain these documents free of charge by visiting the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Arcutis - Bioscience, applied to the skin.
Arcutis Biotherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQT) is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing treatments for unmet needs in immune-mediated dermatological diseases and conditions, or immuno-dermatology. The company is leveraging recent advances in immunology and inflammation to develop differentiated therapies against biologically validated targets to solve persistent treatment challenges in serious diseases of the skin. Arcutis' robust pipeline includes four novel drug candidates currently in development for a range of inflammatory dermatological conditions. The company's lead product candidate, topical roflumilast, has the potential to revitalize the standard of care for plaque psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, scalp psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis.
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