HAMPTON, N.J., Dec. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLDX) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock, offered at a price to the public of $24.50 per share for an aggregate offering of $171,500,000 of common stock. The net proceeds to Celldex from this offering are expected to be approximately $162,725,000, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Celldex. The underwriters have been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,050,000 additional shares of common stock. The offering is expected to close on or about December 10, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. Jefferies LLC and Leerink Swann LLC are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering. Guggenheim Securities, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Wedbush PacGrow Life Sciences, Brean Capital, LLC, Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. and Roth Capital Partners are acting as co-managers of the offering. Celldex anticipates using the net proceeds from the offering to fund Celldex's clinical trials of its product candidates and for working capital and other general corporate purposes. A shelf registration statement relating to the shares was filed with the SEC and is effective and a preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering has also been filed. A final prospectus supplement related to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website located at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary and final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY, 10022, by telephone at 877-547-6340 or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com or from Leerink Swann LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, by telephone at 800-808-7525 or by email at Syndicate@Leerink.com. 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.