ISNES, Belgium, March 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE AMERICAN: VNRX) ("Volition"), a multi-national life sciences company focused on developing simple, easy to use, cost effective blood tests designed to help diagnose a range of cancers, announced today the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 3,500,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $2.40 per share. The gross proceeds to Volition from this offering are expected to be approximately $8.4 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Volition. In addition, Volition has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 525,000 additional shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. All of the shares of common stock to be sold in the offering are being offered by Volition. The offering is expected to close on or about March 13, 2018, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering. National Securities Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Holdings Corporation (NasdaqCM: NHLD), is acting as a co-manager in connection with the offering.
The securities described above are being offered by Volition pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-206781) previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on September 18, 2015. A final prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website located at http://www.sec.gov. When available, electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from: Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad St., 26th Floor, New York, NY 10004, by telephone at (212) 667-8563 or by email at EquityProspectus@opco.com.
Before investing in the offering, you should read in their entirety the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus and the other documents that Volition has filed with the SEC that are incorporated by reference in the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, which provide more information about Volition and the offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities described herein, 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. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus that forms a part of the registration statement.
Volition is a multi-national life sciences company focused on developing simple, easy to use, cost effective blood tests designed to help diagnose a range of cancers. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics®, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid - an indication that disease is present.
As cancer screening programs become more widespread, Volition's products aim to help to diagnose a range of cancers quickly, simply, accurately and cost effectively. Early diagnosis has the potential to not only prolong the life of patients, but also to improve their quality of life. Volition's research and development activities are currently centered in Belgium, with additional offices in London, Texas and Singapore, as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market first in Europe, then in the U.S. and ultimately, worldwide.
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Nucleosomics®, NuQ®, Nu.QTM and HyperGenomics® and their respective logos are trademarks and/or service marks of VolitionRx Limited and its subsidiaries.
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Released March 9, 2018