Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. Announces Pricing of Its Public Offering of Approximately $220 Million of Common Stock

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SAN CARLOS, Calif., Oct. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:IOVA) (“Iovance” or “Company”), a biotechnology company developing novel cancer immunotherapies based on tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) technology, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 22,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $9.97 per share. The gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Iovance, are expected to be $219.3 million.  In addition, Iovance has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 3,300,000 additional shares of common stock at the public offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. The offering is expected to close on or about October 16, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.

Iovance intends to use the proceeds from this offering to fund the expansion of its organization to support the potential commercial launch of lifileucel, to fund its commercial manufacturing capabilities and facilities, to fund its ongoing clinical trials for its current product candidates, including its on-going Phase 2 clinical trials of LN-144, TIL for the treatment of metastatic melanoma, and LN-145, TIL for the treatment of cervical and head and neck cancers, to fund its planned clinical trials for its current product candidates, including its ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial of LN-145 for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer, or NSCLC, in collaboration with MedImmune, and its ongoing Phase 2 clinical trials of Iovance TIL as an early-line therapy alone or in combination with pembrolizumab in melanoma, head and neck cancer, and NSCLC, and for other general corporate purposes. Additional indications may be explored with the use of proceeds.

Jefferies LLC is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering.

The shares of common stock described above are being offered by Iovance pursuant to its shelf registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus.  A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s website at .  A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus will be filed with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained, when available, by contacting Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2 Floor New York, New York, 10022,  by telephone at (877) 821-7388, or by email at .

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

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Globe Newswire: 12:45 GMT Friday 12th October 2018

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