Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium - Celyad (Euronext Brussels and Paris, and Nasdaq: CYAD), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of CAR-T cell therapies, announced today that it intends to offer and sell, subject to market and other conditions, up to 2,000,000 ordinary shares in a global offering, which is comprised of an offer of ordinary shares in the form of American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) in the United States, Canada and certain countries outside of Europe (the “U.S. offering”), and an offer of ordinary shares in Europe and certain countries outside of the United States and Canada in a concurrent private placement (the “European private placement” and, together with the U.S. offering, the “global offering”). Investors other than qualified investors under applicable law will not be eligible to participate in the ordinary share private placement. Each ADS offered in the U.S. represents the right to receive one ordinary share.
In connection with the global offering, Celyad intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 300,000 ordinary shares (which may be in the form of ADSs). The U.S. offering and the European private placement together constitute a single offering of securities that will occur simultaneously. The total number of ordinary shares in the U.S. offering and the European private placement is subject to reallocation between them. Our ADSs and our ordinary shares are listed under the symbol “CYAD” on the Nasdaq Global Market and on the Euronext Brussels and Euronext Paris.
The closing of the global offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the global offering may be completed or as to the actual size or terms of the global offering. The size of the global offering and the price per share of the ordinary shares and the ADSs placed in the global offering will be determined following the bookbuilding process.
Trading of Celyad’s ordinary shares will be suspended on the Euronext Brussels and Euronext Paris pending announcement of the pricing of the global offering.
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, William Blair & Company, L.L.C. and Bryan, Garnier & Co. Limited are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Kempen & Co U.S.A., Inc. is acting as co-manager for the offering. LifeSci Capital, LLC 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 and accompanying prospectus relating to and describing the terms of the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to these securities, when available, can also be obtained for free from Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York, 10152, or by telephone at (800) 326-5897 or by email at email@example.com; William Blair & Company, L.L.C., Attention: Prospectus Department, 150 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60606, or by telephone at (800) 621-0687, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or from Bryan, Garnier & Co. Limited, Beaufort House, 15 Saint Botolph Street, London EC3A 7BB, United Kingdom, or by telephone at +44 20 7332 2500, or by email at email@example.com.
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.