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, today announced the pricing of a global offering of 2,000,000 ordinary shares, comprised of 1,717,391 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 $10.00 (the “U.S. offering”), and 282,609 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 €9.08 (together with the U.S. offering, 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 $1.1008 per €1. The gross proceeds to Celyad from the global offering are expected to be approximately $20.0 million (approximately €18.2 million), before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.
In connection with the global offering, Celyad has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 300,000 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 September 16, 2019, and is subject to customary closing conditions. 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, respectively.
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 dated September 10, 2019 and accompanying prospectus relating to and describing the terms of the offering was filed with the SEC on September 10, 2019. The final prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and the final prospectus supplement, 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.