NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NeoStem, Inc. (Nasdaq:NBS) ("NeoStem" or the "Company"), a leader in the emerging cellular therapy industry, today announced that it intends to offer for sale shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital, including research and development of cell therapeutic product candidates, including AMR-001, expansion of business units, strategic transactions and other general corporate purposes. The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. Aegis Capital Corp. is acting as sole book-running manager in the offering. The offering is being made pursuant to a shelf registration statement that the Company previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and which became effective on October 3, 2012. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website located at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained, when available, from Aegis Capital Corp., 810 7 th Avenue, 18 th Floor, New York, NY 10019 or via telephone at 212-813-1010 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. About NeoStem, Inc. NeoStem, Inc. ("NeoStem" or the "Company") is a leader in the emerging cellular therapy industry. Our business model includes the development of novel proprietary cell therapy products as well as operating a contract development and manufacturing organization providing services to others in the regenerative medicine industry. The combination of a therapeutic development business and revenue-generating service provider business provides the Company with capabilities for cost effective in-house product development and immediate revenue and cash flow generation.