Antares Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRS) today announced the closing of its previously announced firm commitment underwritten public offering of 12,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a purchase price of $4.00 per share. The net proceeds to the Company are expected to be approximately $46.7 million, after deducting underwriting commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. Jefferies & Company, Inc. and Oppenheimer and Co. Inc. acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Cowen and Company, LLC and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. acted as co-managers for the offering.
A copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained by sending a request to Jefferies & Company, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022, by telephone at 877-547-6340, or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com or by sending a request to Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY, 10004, by telephone at 212-667-8563, or by email at EquityProspectus@opco.com.
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About Antares Pharma
Antares Pharma focuses on self-administered parenteral pharmaceutical products and topical gel-based medicines. The Company's technology platforms include VIBEX™ disposable Medi-Jet, disposable multi-use pen injectors and Vision™ reusable needle-free injectors marketed as Tjet® and Zomajet® by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd (Teva) and Ferring Pharmaceuticals (Ferring), respectively. Antares Pharma has a multi-product deal with Teva that includes Tev-Tropin® human growth hormone (hGH), VIBEX epinephrine and several other products. Antares Pharma’s partnership with Ferring includes Zomacton® hGH. In the U.S. Antares has received FDA approval for Gelnique 3%™, a treatment for overactive bladder that is marketed by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Elestrin® (estradiol gel) is FDA approved for the treatment of moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause, and is marketed in the U.S. by Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Antares Pharma has two facilities in the U.S. The Parenteral Products Group located in Minneapolis, Minnesota directs the manufacturing and marketing of the Company’s reusable needle-free injection devices and related disposables, and develops its disposable pressure-assisted VIBEX Medi-Jet and pen injector systems. The Company’s corporate head office and Product Development Group are located in Ewing, New Jersey.