Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium - Celyad (Euronext Brussels and Paris, and NASDAQ: CYAD), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of specialized CAR-T cell based therapies, today announced the pricing of a global offering of 1,800,000 ordinary shares, comprised of 523,913 ordinary shares in the form of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) offered in the United States, Canada and certain countries outside of Europe at a price per ADS of $26.28, and 1,276,087 ordinary shares in Europe and certain countries outside of the United States and Canada in a concurrent private placement at a price per share of EUR22.29 (the "global offering"). Each ADS represents the right to receive one ordinary share. The price per ADS was determined based on an exchange rate of $1.1789 per euro. The gross proceeds to Celyad from the global offering are expected to be approximately $47.3million (approximately EUR40.1 million), before deducting underwriting commissions and estimated offering expenses.
In addition, Celyad has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 270,000 ordinary shares, which may be in the form of ADSs, on the same terms and conditions. The closing of the global offering is expected to occur on May 22, 2018, and is subject to customary closing conditions.
Celyad's ADSs are currently listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "CYAD" and Celyad's ordinary shares are currently listed on Euronext Brussels and Euronext Paris.
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and Bryan, Garnier & Co. are acting as joint bookrunning managers for the offering. Bank Degroof Petercam NV is acting as a co-manager for the private placement and LifeSci Capital LLC is acting as a co-manager for the global offering. Kempen & Co NV is Celyad's advisor in connection with the offering.
The securities are being offered pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement that was previously filed with, and declared effective by, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A preliminary prospectus supplement dated May 15, 2018 relating to and describing the terms of the offering was filed with the SEC on May 16, 2018. The final prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. When available, copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to these securities can also be obtained for free from Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York, 10152, at (800) 326-5897 or email a request to email@example.com or Bryan, Garnier & Co., Beaufort House, 15 Saint Botolph Street, London EC3A 7BB, United Kingdom, or by telephone at +44 20 7332 2500, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale is or would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.