ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a late-stage clinical company developing therapeutics focused on the gut microbiome, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock. 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.
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering. Synthetic Biologics anticipates using the net proceeds from the offering primarily to provide necessary funding for the continued clinical development of SYN-010, including initiation of its planned Phase 2b/3 clinical trial of SYN-010, and progression of SYN-004 to Phase 2 data readout and initiation of the planned Phase 3 clinical trial for SYN-004. In addition, a portion of the net proceeds may be used for general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, payment of general and administrative expenses and accounts payable, increasing working capital, funding research and development and clinical trials of Synthetic Biologics' other product candidates and funding capital expenditures. Synthetic Biologics may also use a portion of the net proceeds for licensing or acquiring intellectual property to incorporate into its products and product candidates or its research and development programs, and to in-license, acquire or invest in complementary businesses or products and intellectual property. The securities described above are being offered by Synthetic Biologics pursuant to a shelf registration statement (File No. 333-206266) that was previously filed with, and declared effective on August 18, 2015, by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to these securities have been filed with the SEC and are available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Before investing, you should read the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus for information about Synthetic Biologics and this offering. A final prospectus supplement related to the offering will also be filed with the SEC. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained from: Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Attn: Capital Markets, 499 Park Ave., 6th Floor, New York, New York 10022, or by telephone at 212-829-7122, or by e-mail at email@example.com. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a 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.