PETALUMA, Calif., March 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCLS) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 7,500,000 shares of its common stock offered at a price to the public of $0.40 per share. The gross proceeds to Oculus from this offering are expected to be approximately $3,000,000, before deducting the underwriting discount and other estimated offering expenses payable by Oculus. Oculus Innovative Sciences has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,125,000 additional shares of its common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. The offering is expected to close on or about March 12, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. Oculus intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for the repayment of debt and for general corporate purposes. In connection with the repayment of debt, Oculus intends to retire a portion of the common stock previously issued to its lenders. Aegis Capital Corp. is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering. Dawson James Securities, Inc. is acting as a co-manager for the offering. A shelf registration statement and accompanying base prospectus on Form S-3 relating to the shares was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is effective. A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website located at www.sec.gov . Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement, when available, and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained by contacting Aegis Capital Corp., Prospectus Department, 810 Seventh Avenue, 18 th Floor, New York, NY, 10019, telephone: 212-813-1010 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted.