VolitionRx Limited Announces Exercise of Over-Allotment Option by Underwriters
HENDERSON, Nev., June 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE AMERICAN: VNRX) ("Volition"), a multi-national epigenetics company, announced today that the underwriters of its previously announced underwritten public offering of its common stock have exercised their option to purchase an additional 1,950,000 shares to cover over allotments, bringing the total gross proceeds to Volition from the offering to approximately $19.0 million, before deducting underwriting commissions and other offering expenses payable by Volition. All of the shares of common stock sold in the offering, including the over-allotment, were offered by Volition. The exercise of the over-allotment option closed on June 23, 2023.
Volition intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for research and continued product development, clinical studies, product commercialization, working capital and other general corporate purposes, including potential strategic acquisitions.
Freedom Capital Markets acted as the book-running manager of the offering and Bancroft Capital acted as co-manager.
The securities were issued by Volition pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-259783) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on September 24, 2021, as amended on November 4, 2021, and declared effective by the SEC on November 8, 2021. A final prospectus supplement and an accompanying base prospectus describing the terms of the offering were filed with the SEC on June 2, 2023 and are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering can also be obtained from Freedom Capital Markets, 40 Wall Street, 58th Floor, New York, NY 10005, via email at EquitySyndicate@freedomcapmkts.com and via telephone at (800) 786-1469.
This press 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.
Volition is a multi-national epigenetics company powered by Nu.Q®, its proprietary nucleosome quantification platform. Through its subsidiaries, Volition is developing simple, easy to use, cost effective blood tests to help diagnose and monitor a range of life-altering diseases including certain cancers and diseases associated with NETosis such as sepsis and COVID-19. Early diagnosis and monitoring have the potential to not only prolong the life of patients but also improve their quality of life. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics™, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid—since changes in these parameters are an indication that disease is present.
Volition's research, product development and manufacturing activities are centered in Belgium, with innovation and U.S. operations in California, and additional offices in Nevada, London and Singapore.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that concern matters that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or projected in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current beliefs and expectations of management and include statements regarding the offering, including the expected use of proceeds from the offering. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Although Volition believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause Volition's actual activities or results to differ materially from those indicated or implied by any forward-looking statement, including, without limitation, due to risks and uncertainties related to market conditions and the satisfaction of closing conditions related to the proposed public offering, risks disclosed in the section titled "Risk Factors" included in the final prospectus supplement filed with the SEC on June 2, 2023, and risks disclosed in other documents Volition files from time to time with the SEC, including Volition's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Reports on Form 10-K. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release, and, except as required by law, Volition does not undertake an obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
Nucleosomics™ and Nu.Q® and their respective logos are trademarks and/or service marks of VolitionRx Limited and its subsidiaries.
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Released June 23, 2023