CORAL GABLES, Fla., Sept. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq:CPRX) announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements to sell 8.8 million shares of its common stock in a registered direct public offering. The offering price for each share of common stock is $1.72, resulting in gross proceeds of approximately $15.1 million. The closing of this offering is expected to take place on or about September 10, 2013, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Catalyst expects to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund costs associated with the Company's product development efforts for Firdapse™, and for general corporate purposes. Roth Capital Partners has acted as the exclusive placement agent for the transaction. Further, Aegis Capital Corp., Maxim Group LLC and H.C. Wainwright & Co. have acted as financial advisers with respect to this offering. The shares are being offered pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-170945) filed pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, which was previously filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. This press release does not and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, 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. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus may be obtained, when available, from Roth Capital Partners, LLC, 888 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, (800) 678-9147 or by accessing the SEC's website, http://www.sec.gov. About Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel prescription drugs targeting rare (orphan) neuromuscular and neurological diseases, including Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS), infantile spasms, and Tourette Syndrome. Catalyst's lead candidate, Firdapse™ for the treatment of LEMS, is currently undergoing testing in a global, multi-center, pivotal phase III trial. Catalyst is also developing a potentially safer and more potent vigabatrin analog (designated CPP-115) to treat infantile spasms, and epilepsy, as well as other neurological conditions associated with reduced GABAergic signaling, like post-traumatic stress disorder and Tourette Syndrome.
Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Catalyst's actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. A number of factors, including the timing of completion of Catalyst's currently ongoing Phase III trial of Firdapse™, whether the Phase III trial will be successful, whether the receipt of breakthrough therapy designation for Firdapse™ will expedite the development and review of Firdapse™ by the FDA or the likelihood that the product will be found to be safe and effective, whether an NDA for Firdapse™ will ever be accepted for filing by the FDA, the timing of any such NDA filing or acceptance, whether any of Catalyst's product candidates will ever be approved for commercialization or successfully commercialized, and those other factors described in Catalyst's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year 2012 and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), could adversely affect Catalyst. Copies of Catalyst's filings with the SEC are available from the SEC, may be found on Catalyst's website or may be obtained upon request from Catalyst. Catalyst does not undertake any obligation to update the information contained herein, which speaks only as of this date.
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