World News: 04:47 GMT Friday 19th July 2019. [Amarin Corporation plc via Globe Newswire via SPi World News]
BEDMINSTER, N.J. and DUBLIN, Ireland, July 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ: AMRN) today announced the pricing of the underwritten public offering of 22,222,223 American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") at a price to the public of $18.00 per ADS. The gross proceeds of this offering are expected to be approximately $400.0 million, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Amarin. The offering is expected to close on or about July 23, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
Amarin intends to use the net proceeds from the offering (1) to support the ongoing and expanding commercialization of Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) assuming the FDA approves Amarin’s supplemental new drug application seeking an expanded indication for Vascepa in the United States based on the positive results of Amarin’s REDUCE-IT™ study, including (i) doubling the size of its existing sales force, (ii) increasing branded and non-branded advertising, and (iii) supporting its expanded commercial operations; (2) to increase commercial supply of Vascepa from third-party drug product suppliers; and (3) for general corporate purposes. Amarin also may use a portion of the net proceeds to acquire strategic assets, although it currently has no agreements or commitments in this regard.
In addition, Amarin has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of 3,333,333 additional ADSs. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Jefferies LLC and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. are acting as the joint book-running managers for the offering. H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC and Roth Capital Partners are acting as the co-managers for the offering.
The securities described above are being offered by Amarin pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3ASR (No. 333-216385) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on March 1, 2017 and automatically became effective upon filing. A preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus will be filed with the SEC. When available, copies of the final prospectus supplement relating to these securities may be obtained for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. When available, copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may also be obtained by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717; or by telephone at (866) 803-9204; or by email at , Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by telephone: (877) 547-6340 or email: Prospectus_Department@jefferies.com or Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Attention: Capital Markets, 499 Park Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022; or by email at email@example.com.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities 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.
Amarin Corporation plc. is a rapidly growing, innovative pharmaceutical company focused on developing therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health. Amarin’s product development program leverages its extensive experience in polyunsaturated fatty acids and lipid science. Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) is Amarin's first FDA-approved drug and is available by prescription in the United States, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. Amarin’s commercial partners are pursuing additional regulatory approvals for Vascepa in Canada, China and the Middle East. For more information about Amarin, visit .
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Globe Newswire: 04:47 GMT Friday 19th July 2019
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