BAUDETTE, Minn., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: ANIP) today announced that it has priced a firm commitment underwritten public offering of 1,402,525 shares of the Company's common stock at a purchase price to the public of $31.00 per share, resulting in net proceeds to the Company of $43.5 million (before estimated offering expenses payable by us). Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and Roth Capital Partners are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering is expected to close on or about March 10, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 210,378 shares. The Company expects to use the net proceeds of the offering to research, develop, commercialize and expand its drug products, to acquire complementary businesses and technologies and for working capital and general corporate purposes. The securities described above are being offered by the Company pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 17, 2011. A prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus will be filed with the SEC in connection with the offering. Once filed, the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained by sending a request to Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10004, or by telephone at (212) 667-8563, or by email at EquityProspectus@opco.com, or from Roth Capital Partners, LLC, Attention: Equity Capital Markets, 888 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, (800) 678-9147, email@example.com, or by accessing the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Before investing in the offering, interested parties should read in their entirety the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus and the other documents that the company has filed with the SEC that are incorporated by reference in the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, which provide more information about the company and the offering.