CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 25, 2009-- Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ: DYAX) today announced that it has agreed to sell 7,425,743 shares of its common stock at a price of $2.02 per share in an underwritten public offering with no warrants. The price per share is equal to the closing price of Dyax’s common stock on June 24, 2009. Dyax expects the net proceeds from the sale of the shares to be approximately $14 million, after underwriting fees and estimated offering expenses. In addition, Dyax has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,113,862 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. The offering is expected to close on or about June 30, 2009, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. is the sole underwriter for the offering.
Dyax intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the development and commercialization of DX-88, the Company’s ongoing research and preclinical activities, and for general corporate purposes.
The offering was made pursuant to a shelf registration statement that has been filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additional information and details with respect to the offering will be included in a prospectus supplement and related prospectus that will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission prior to closing. When available, the prospectus supplement and the related prospectus may be obtained from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Department, 100 Plaza One, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311, telephone: (800) 503-4611 or e-mail at email@example.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
Dyax is focused on advancing novel biotherapeutics for unmet medical needs, with an emphasis on inflammatory and oncology indications. Dyax utilizes its proprietary drug discovery technology to identify antibody, small protein and peptide compounds for clinical development. Dyax’s lead product candidate is DX-88 (ecallantide), a recombinant small protein that is currently being evaluated for its therapeutic potential in two separate indications. On June 1, 2009, Dyax submitted a response to the FDA’s Complete Response letter regarding the review of Dyax’s Biologics License Application (BLA) of DX-88 for the treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE). The FDA accepted the submission and assigned Dyax’s BLA a new Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date of December 1, 2009. DX-88 has orphan drug designation in the U.S. and E.U., as well as Fast Track designation in the U.S., for this indication. Additionally, DX-88 is being evaluated in Phase 2 trials for the prevention of blood loss during on-pump cardiothoracic surgery (CTS), which are being conducted by Dyax’s partner, Cubist Pharmaceuticals. Dyax licensed to Cubist the intravenous formulation of DX-88 for surgical indications in North America and Europe. DX-88 and other compounds in Dyax’s pipeline were identified using its patented phage display technology, which rapidly selects compounds that bind with high affinity and specificity to therapeutic targets. Dyax leverages this technology broadly with over 70 revenue generating licenses and collaborations for therapeutic discovery, as well as in non-core areas such as affinity separations, diagnostic imaging, and research reagents. Dyax is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For online information about Dyax Corp., please visit www.dyax.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Dyax’s proposed sale of common stock and the use of proceeds from that sale. Statements that are not historical facts are based on Dyax’s current expectations, beliefs, assumptions, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry and markets in which Dyax competes. The statements contained in this release are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed in such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could affect the use of proceeds from the offering include the risk that DX-88 could take a significantly longer time to gain regulatory approval than Dyax expects or may never gain approval and other risk factors included in Dyax’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as supplemented by its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Dyax cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this release. These statements speak only as of the date of this release, and Dyax undertakes no obligations to update or revise these statements, except as may be required by law.
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Source: Dyax Corp.
George Migausky, 617-250-5733
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
Nicole Jones, 617-250-5744
Director, Investor Relations and