Global Blood Therapeutics Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) (Nasdaq: GBT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company determined to discover, develop and deliver innovative treatments that provide hope to underserved patient communities, today announced an agreement to sell $150.0 million in shares of its common stock in a registered underwritten public offering.  In addition, GBT has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to $22.5 million in shares of its common stock.

Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering.

GBT intends to use the net proceeds from the offering and its existing capital resources to fund its clinical development of voxelotor for the treatment of sickle cell disease, including its ongoing clinical studies, as well as preparation for the potential commercial launch of voxelotor, if approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, future clinical trials of voxelotor and other product candidates that GBT may elect to pursue, including inclacumab, its other research and development activities, and for working capital and general corporate purposes. GBT may also use a portion of the net proceeds to in-license, acquire or invest in new business, technology or assets, although it has no material agreements, commitments or understandings in place.

An automatic shelf registration statement relating to the shares of common stock offered in the public offering described above was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 23, 2017 and automatically became effective upon filing. The securities may be offered only by means of a written prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus 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 preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may also be obtained by contacting Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Attention: Capital Markets, 499 Park Ave., 6th Floor, New York, New York 10022, or by email at prospectus@cantor.com.

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

Julie Normart (media)W20 pure 559-974-3245media@gbt.com

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Globe Newswire: 21:05 GMT Thursday 6th December 2018

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