PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- INOVIO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: INO), a biotechnology company focused on bringing to market precisely designed DNA medicines to treat and protect people from infectious diseases, including COVID-19, cancer and HPV-associated diseases, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of $150 million of shares of its common stock. All of the shares are being offered by INOVIO. In addition, INOVIO intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15 percent of the number of shares of common stock sold in connection with the offering.
INOVIO intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for the development of its clinical pipeline, including clinical development expenses relating to INO-4800 and research and development expenses, and for general corporate purposes, including working capital and general and administrative expenses.
BofA Securities, Jefferies and Cantor are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Oppenheimer & Co. is acting as lead manager for the offering. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.
The shares are being offered by INOVIO pursuant to a shelf registration statement filed by INOVIO with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that became automatically effective on January 20, 2021. This offering is being made only by means of a written prospectus and prospectus supplement that form a part of the registration statement. A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to and describing the terms of the offering has been filed with the SEC and may be obtained for free by visiting the SEC's website at www.sec.gov
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