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Genesis Biopharma Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants

LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis Biopharma, Inc. (OTCBB: GNBP), a biotechnology company developing targeted cancer immunotherapies, announced today that it intends to offer shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering.  The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. 

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and Roth Capital Partners, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.  BTIG, LLC is acting as co-manager for the offering.

Genesis Biopharma intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay outstanding debt obligations, to fund research and development activities, and for general corporate purposes.

The securities described above are being offered by Genesis Biopharma pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3, including a base prospectus, previously filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  The securities may be offered only by means of a prospectus.  A preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering has been filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website located at Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the base prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, from Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 300 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY, 10017, by telephone at (212) 667-8563, or via email at and from Roth Capital Partners, LLC, Equity Capital Markets, 888 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, by telephone at (800) 678-9147, or via email at  Before you invest, you should read the preliminary prospectus supplement and the base prospectus and other documents Genesis Biopharma has filed or will file with the SEC for more complete information about Genesis Biopharma and the offering.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Genesis Biopharma, 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.

About Genesis Biopharma, Inc.

Genesis Biopharma, Inc. is engaged in the development and commercialization of autologous cell therapies for the treatment of various cancers.  The company's lead product candidate, Contego™, is a ready-to-infuse autologous cell therapy utilizing tumor infiltrating lymphocytes for the treatment of patients with Stage IV metastatic melanoma.  Contego™ is based on a currently available physician-sponsored investigational therapy at the National Cancer Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Center and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute for the treatment of Stage IV metastatic melanoma. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding the proposed public offering and the intended use of proceeds from the offering. The offering is subject to market and other conditions and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including market conditions, risks associated with the cash requirements of the company's business and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and represent the company's views only as of the date they are made and should not be relied upon as representing the company's views as of any subsequent date.  The company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Genesis Biopharma, Inc.
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