EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Sept. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunshine Heart, Inc. (Nasdaq:SSH) announced today the pricing of its previously announced offering of 3,810,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $10.50 per share in an underwritten public offering pursuant to its effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Piper Jaffray & Co. and Cowen and Company, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers and Lazard Capital Markets LLC is acting as co-lead manager for the offering. Craig-Hallum Capital Group and Northland Securities, Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering. In addition, Sunshine Heart has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 571,500 shares solely to cover over-allotments, if any. The offering is expected to close on or about September 24, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. Sunshine Heart currently intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including its ongoing U.S. pivotal trial and post-market EU study, initial commercialization of the C-Pulse Heart Assist System, or C-Pulse System, in the EU, and product development activities. The offering is being made pursuant to a shelf registration statement (File No. 333-187273) (including a prospectus) previously filed with and declared effective by the SEC. Prospective investors should read the prospectus in that registration statement, the final prospectus relating to the offering, and other documents that Sunshine Heart has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Sunshine Heart and the offering. A copy of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained by contacting Piper Jaffray & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicolett Mall, Suite 1000, Minneapolis, MN 55402, or by telephone at (800) 747-3924, or by e-mail at email@example.com, or by contacting Cowen and Company, LLC (c/o Broadridge Financial Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Attn: Prospectus Department, Phone: 631-274-2806, Fax: 631-254-7140). Electronic copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus are also available free of charge on the website of the SEC at www.sec.gov.