GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) today announced a financing transaction that will provide $25 million in gross proceeds to the Company. The financing is a registered direct placement of common stock of the Company. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120516/MM09116LOGO) The Company has entered into a definitive agreement with a limited number of purchasers, mainly institutional investors, in connection with the registered direct placement of common stock of the Company, in which the investors have agreed to purchase an aggregate of 4,600,319 shares of common stock of the Company pursuant to the Company's effective registration statement at an offering price of $5.50 per share, for a total of $25 million of gross proceeds. The Company is not using any placement agent for this offering. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. A prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The closing of the registered direct placement of the common stock of the Company is expected to take place on or about September 30, 2013, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The net proceeds from this offering will be used for general corporate purposes, including continuation and completion of our Ampion and Optina clinical trials, potential submission of a BLA relating to Ampion and a NDA relating to Optina, executing a long term supply agreement of the Human Serum Albumin source material for Ampion, acquisition and/or leasing of new manufacturing equipment and manufacturing facility for Ampion, and the potential hiring of additional personnel to manufacture Ampion. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.