VolitionRx Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock and Exercise of Over-Allotment Option in Full
NAMUR, Belgium, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE MKT: VNRX), a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for a broad range of cancer types and other conditions, announced today the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 3,769,231 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $3.25 per share, as well as 565,384 additional shares of its common stock pursuant to the full exercise of the over-allotment option granted to the underwriters. The net proceeds are expected to be approximately $12.8 million, after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by VolitionRx. All of the shares in the offering were offered by VolitionRx.
Raymond James & Associates, Inc. acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering. National Securities Corporation and Lake Street Capital Markets, LLC acted as co-managers for the offering.
VolitionRx intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for continued product development, clinical studies, product commercialization, working capital and other general corporate purposes.
The securities described above were issued by VolitionRx pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-206781) previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 18, 2015. A prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus relating to the offering was filed with the SEC on March 18, 2016 and are available on the SEC's website located at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained by contacting Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate, 880 Carillon Parkway St. Petersburg, FL 33716, or by telephone at (800) 248-8863, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, 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.
VolitionRx is a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer. The NuQ® tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics® which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream – an indication that cancer is present.
VolitionRx's goal is to make the tests as common and simple to use, for both patients and doctors, as existing diabetic and cholesterol blood tests. VolitionRx's research and development activities are currently centred in Belgium as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market first in Europe, then in the U.S. and ultimately, worldwide.
An animation introducing VolitionRx's Nucleosomics® technology can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38dodCpyXf0.
Anita Heward, VolitionRx
Telephone: +44 (0) 7756 034243
Kirsten Thomas, The Ruth Group
Telephone: +1 (508) 280-6592
Scott Powell, VolitionRx
Telephone: +1 (646) 650-1351
Lee Roth, The Ruth Group
Telephone: +1 (646) 536-7012
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Nucleosomics® and NuQ® and their respective logos are trademarks and/or service marks of VolitionRx Limited and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, service marks and trade names referred to in this press release are the property of their respective owners.
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SOURCE VolitionRx Ltd
Released March 23, 2016