TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE MKT:OGEN), a clinical stage biotechnology company, today announced that it has completed the second closing contemplated by the previously disclosed securities purchase agreement with three accredited investors to purchase $3.0 million of Series A convertible preferred stock at a price of $0.25 per share (the “Preferred Stock Financing”).
Dr. Alan Joslyn, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are pleased with the financial commitment that our investors have shown to the Company through its continued financings. The funding will enable us to continue advancing our biotherapeutic candidate, AG013, toward the clinic for the treatment of oral mucositis.”
The Preferred Stock Private Placement
The sale of the Series A Preferred Stock took place in two separate closings and at the first closing, which occurred on May 10, 2017, the Company received gross proceeds of approximately $1.302 million. At the second closing, which was contingent upon the Company receiving shareholder approval required by the NYSE MKT listing rules, the Company received the balance of the Preferred Stock Financing of $1.698 million. The shares of Series A Preferred Stock are convertible at any time into shares of the Company’s Common Stock, based on an initial fixed conversion price of $0.25 per share. In addition, the Company issued warrants to purchase an aggregate of 4,621,037 shares of Common Stock at the first closing and issued additional warrants to purchase an aggregate of 6,024,124 shares of Common Stock at the second closing. The Warrants have a term of seven years from the date of issuance, are non-exercisable until 6 months after issuance, and have an exercise price of $0.31 per share.
Proceeds from the Preferred Stock Financing (including the exercise of any warrants for cash) will be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital.
About Oragenics, Inc.
We are focused on becoming a world leader in novel antibiotics against infectious disease and on developing effective treatments for oral mucositis. Oragenics, Inc. has established two exclusive worldwide channel collaborations with Intrexon Corporation, a synthetic biology company. The collaborations allow Oragenics access to Intrexon's proprietary technologies toward the goal of accelerating the development of much needed new antibiotics that can work against resistant strains of bacteria and the development of biotherapeutics for oral mucositis and other diseases and conditions of the oral cavity, throat, and esophagus.
For more information about Oragenics, please visit www.oragenics.com.
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