SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 9,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $8.10 per share. The gross proceeds to Neurocrine from this offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Neurocrine, are expected to be approximately $77 million. The offering is expected to close on or about January 24, 2012, subject to customary closing conditions.
Jefferies & Company, Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for this offering, and Piper Jaffray & Co. and Leerink Swann LLC are acting as co-managers for this offering. Neurocrine has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,425,000 additional shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. Neurocrine anticipates using the net proceeds from the offering to fund its research and development efforts, and for general corporate purposes, including working capital.
The securities described above are being offered by Neurocrine pursuant to a shelf registration statement previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on December 29, 2010. A preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's Web site at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement relating to these securities, when available, may be obtained from Jefferies & Company, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY, 10022, or by telephone at 877-547-6340, or by email at Prospectus_Departmen
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