SEATTLE, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced its intention to offer, subject to market and other conditions, shares of its common stock in a registered underwritten public offering. Omeros also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15 percent of the shares of common stock offered in the public offering solely to cover overallotments, if any.
Omeros intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, including expenses related to the clinical development of Omeros' two ongoing Phase 3 clinical development programs – OMS302 for use during intraocular lens replacement procedures and OMS103HP for use during arthroscopic partial meniscectomy surgery. The net offering proceeds may also be used to fund research and development in Omeros' preclinical studies and clinical trials, capital expenditures, working capital and to otherwise advance Omeros' product candidates toward commercialization.
Cowen and Company, LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. are acting as the joint book-running managers for the offering.
Omeros intends to offer and sell these securities pursuant to its existing shelf registration statement (File No. 333-169856), which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 8, 2010 and declared effective on October 18, 2010. A prospectus supplement describing the terms of the offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and will form a part of the effective registration statement. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Cowen and Company, LLC (c/o Broadridge Financial Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Attn: Prospectus Department, Phone: 631-274-2806, Fax: 631-254-7140), or Deutsche Bank Securit
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