Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDRA) (“Idera” or, the “Company”) today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 13,727,251 shares of common stock, and pre-funded warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 4,175,975 shares of common stock. The gross proceeds to Idera from this offering are expected to be approximately $27.7 million, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Idera and excluding the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of the pre-funded warrants. Piper Jaffray & Co. acted as sole manager for the offering. The offering was made pursuant to a shelf registration statement previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on September 18, 2013. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from the Securities and Exchange Commission website at http://www.sec.gov, or from the underwriters at Piper Jaffray & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN 55402, via telephone at 800-747-3924 or email at email@example.com. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of Idera’s securities. No offer, solicitation or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. About Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Idera's technology platform involves creating novel synthetic RNA- and DNA-based compounds to modulate immune responses. Idera has applied this platform to develop proprietary Toll-like receptor (TLR) antagonists as immunomodulatory drug candidates. Toll-like receptor antagonists block the overactivation of immune factors which can cause a range of pathological effects. Idera is conducting clinical development of TLR antagonists in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and preclinical development of their use in certain genetically defined forms of B-cell lymphoma. More information on Idera is available at iderapharma.com.
Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included or incorporated in this press release, including statements regarding the Company’s strategy, future operations, collaborations, intellectual property, cash resources, financial position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans, and objectives of management, are forward-looking statements. The words “believes,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “potential,” “likely,” “projects,” “continue,” “will,” and “would” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Idera cannot guarantee that it will actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in its forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on the Company’s forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause Idera’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated or implied by its forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference include: whether Idera’s cash resources will be sufficient to fund its continuing operations and the further development of the Company’s programs; whether results obtained in early research, preclinical studies and clinical trials will be indicative of the results that will be generated in future clinical studies; whether products based on Idera’s technology will advance into or through the clinical trial process on a timely basis or at all and receive approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration or equivalent foreign regulatory agencies; whether, if the Company’s products receive approval, they will be successfully distributed and marketed; whether Idera will be able to enter into collaborations that will advance the development of its compounds for autoimmune disease indications; and such other important factors as are set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the Current Report on Form 8-K that was filed on September 24, 2013. Although Idera may elect to do so at some point in the future, the Company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements and it disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.