Anthera Pharmaceuticals Announces Second Closing Of $15 Million Private Placement Offering

HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANTH) today announced that it has completed the second closing of the private placement of its equity securities ("PIPE") with certain institutional and accredited investors.  The PIPE transaction was previously announced in October 2017.

The PIPE transaction was structured with two closings.  Anthera received gross proceeds of approximately $2.88 million at the initial closing.  The second closing generated additional gross proceeds of approximately $12.12 million, for an aggregate of approximately $15.0 million in gross proceeds from the PIPE transaction. 

Anthera continues to execute on its Phase 3 RESULT clinical study of SOLLPURA in patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency caused by cystic fibrosis and remains on track to report topline data in the first quarter of 2018.

Piper Jaffray & Co. acted as sole placement agent for the PIPE transaction.

About Anthera Pharmaceuticals

Anthera Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat serious and life-threatening diseases, including exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and B-cell associated renal diseases.  Additional information on Anthera can be found at www.anthera.com.

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CONTACT:

Investor Relations of Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ir@anthera.com

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Source: Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc .

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