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 the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 5,000,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $7.00 per share. The Company expects to receive $35,000,000 in gross proceeds, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 750,000 additional shares of common stock. 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 financing is expected to close on or about October 9, 2013, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Aegis Capital Corp. acted as sole book-running manager of the offering. This 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 were filed with the SEC, and a final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus will be filed with the SEC. Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and, when available, electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov or from Aegis Capital Corp., 810 7th Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10019 or via telephone at 212-813-1010 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company's securities. No offer, solicitation or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.