CALGARY, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC; NASDAQ: ONCY) announced today the pricing of an
underwritten public offering of 8.0 million common shares, at a public
offering price of US$4.00 per common share. The Company estimates that
the gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting underwriting
discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable
by Oncolytics, will be US$32.0 million. The offering is expected to
close on or about February 25, 2013, subject to customary closing
Piper Jaffray & Co. and Wedbush PacGrow Life Sciences are acting as
joint book-running managers for the offering in the U.S. and Paradigm
Capital Inc. is acting as co-manager in the U.S. and book-running
manager in Canada.
The Company has granted to the underwriters participating in the
offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1.2 million
common shares to cover over-allotments, if any.
Oncolytics intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund its
clinical trial program, manufacturing program and for general corporate
and working capital purposes.
The common shares are being offered in each of the Canadian provinces of
British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario by way of a prospectus
supplement to the Company's base shelf short form prospectus and in the
United States pursuant to a prospectus supplement to the Company's
effective shelf registration statement on Form F-10 (333-182260)
previously filed with the United States Securities and Exchange
Commission. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base
prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from the Securities
and Exchange Commission website at http://www.sec.gov, from the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR)
website at http://www.sedar.com or from the underwriters at:
Piper Jaffray & Co.
800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Telephone: (800) 747-3924
Wedbush Securities Inc.
One Bush Street, 17th floor, San Francisco, CA 94104
Attn: SF Prospectus Department
Before you invest, you should read the prospectus supplement and
accompanying prospectus, the registration statement, and the other
documents that the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission for more complete information about the Company and this
This press release does not and shall not constitute an offer to sell or
the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities, nor shall
there be any sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in
which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to
registration of qualification under the securities laws of any state or
About Oncolytics Biotech Inc.
Oncolytics is a Calgary-based biotechnology company focused on the
development of oncolytic viruses as potential cancer therapeutics.
Oncolytics' clinical program includes a variety of human trials
including a Phase III trial in head and neck cancers using REOLYSIN®, its proprietary formulation of the human reovirus.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and U.S.
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and forward-looking
information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Statements,
other than statements of historical facts, included in this press
release that address activities, events or developments that Oncolytics
expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such
things as the closing of offering of common shares and the intended use
of proceeds and other such matters are forward-looking statements and
forward-looking information and involve known and unknown risks and
uncertainties, which could cause the Company's actual results to differ
materially from those in the forward-looking statements and
forward-looking information. Such risks and uncertainties include,
among others, risks related to the closing conditions of the offering
and risks related to the Company's business which may result in the
intended use of proceeds changing. Investors should consult the
Company's quarterly and annual filings with the Canadian and U.S.
securities commissions for additional information on risks and
uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statement and
forward-looking information. Investors are cautioned against placing
undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking
information. The Company does not undertake to update these
forward-looking statements and forward-looking information, except as
required by applicable laws.
SOURCE: Oncolytics Biotech Inc.
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