MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 3,880,598 shares of its common stock at a price of $13.40 per share to the public. All of the shares are being sold by MAP Pharmaceuticals. The gross proceeds to MAP Pharmaceuticals from this offering are expected to be approximately $52 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by MAP Pharmaceuticals. The offering is expected to close on or about August 6, 2012, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. MAP Pharmaceuticals has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 582,088 shares of common stock. MAP Pharmaceuticals intends to use the proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes and commercialization activities for LEVADEX®, an orally inhaled investigational drug for the acute treatment of migraine. BofA Merrill Lynch is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering. A shelf registration statement on Form S-3 relating to the public offering of the shares of common stock described above was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and is effective. The offering is being made by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement. Copies of the prospectus supplement may be obtained, when available, from the offices of BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, 7 th Floor, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department, or email email@example.com. 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 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 other jurisdiction.