Martinsried / Munich, Germany, Nov. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MorphoSys AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: MOR; Prime Standard Segment, TecDAX; OTC: MPSYY) today announced that it has raised gross proceeds of approximately EUR 115 million in a private placement via an accelerated book building transaction. MorphoSys issued 2,622,088 new shares from authorized capital to institutional investors in Europe and North America at a price of EUR 44.00 per share. The offering represents approximately 9.9% of the registered pre-transaction share capital and will bring the total number of registered shares after the issuance to 29,159,770. The new shares will be admitted to listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange following their issuance. END OF AD-HOC-ANNOUNCEMENT Disclaimer:This press release is for information only and does not constitute an offer to sell, purchase, exchange or transfer any securities or a solicitation of any such offer in the United States or any other jurisdiction. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act. Neither MorphoSys AG (the "Seller") nor any other participant in the transaction described herein intends to register any securities under the Securities Act or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction in the United States in connection with the proposals described in this announcement. Deutsche Bank AG and J.P. Morgan Securities plc are acting solely for the Seller and no one else and will not be responsible for providing the protections afforded to customers of Deutsche Bank AG and J.P. Morgan Securities plc nor for providing advice in relation to the transaction. The shares may not be offered to the public in any jurisdiction in circumstances which would require the preparation or registration of any prospectus or offering document relating to the shares in such jurisdiction.