PENNINGTON, N.J., May 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCEAN POWER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (NASDAQ:OPTT), today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 5,385,000 shares of its common stock at an offering price of $1.30 per share. In addition, the underwriter exercised the over-allotment option to purchase an additional 807,750 shares of common stock. Gross proceeds to Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. from this offering are approximately $8.1 million and net proceeds are approximately $7.2 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.

Aegis Capital Corp. acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering.

A registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-217209) relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and became effective on April 26, 2017.

The offering was made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting Aegis Capital Corp., Prospectus Department, 810 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10019, telephone: 212-813-1010, e-mail: Investors may also obtain these documents at no cost by visiting the SEC's website at

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.  

Headquartered in New Jersey, Ocean Power Technologies aspires to transform the world through durable, innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions.  Our PB3 PowerBuoy uses ocean waves to provide clean, reliable and persistent electric power and real-time communications for remote offshore applications in markets such as oil and gas, defense, security, ocean observing, telecommunications and more.  To learn more, visit

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Contact:Company Contact: Matthew T. Shafer, Chief Financial Officer of OPTPhone: 609-730-0400Investor Relations Contact: Andrew BarwickiBarwicki Investor Relations Inc. Phone: 516-662-9461

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