FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WGBS) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of units of common stock and warrants at a price of $10,000 per unit for gross proceeds of $20 million, prior to deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by the Company. The shares and warrants are immediately separable and will be issued separately. The shares of common stock are expected to begin trading on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol "WGBS" on Friday, August 22, 2014. The offering is expected to close on August 27, 2014, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions.
Each unit sold in the offering consists of 2,000 shares of common stock and 2,000 warrants to purchase shares of the Company's common stock. A total of 4,000,000 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase 4,000,000 shares of common stock will be issued in the offering. The warrants have a term of five years and an exercise price of $5.00 per share.
In addition, the Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to (i) 600,000 additional shares of common stock, and/or (ii) additional warrants to purchase up to 600,000 additional shares of common stock solely to cover over-allotments, if any, at the price to the public less the underwriting discounts and commissions. The over-allotment option may be used to purchase shares of common stock, or warrants, or any combination thereof, as determined by the underwriters, but such purchases cannot exceed an aggregate of 15% of the number of shares of common stock and warrants sold in the primary offering.
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Ladenburg Financial Services Inc., is acting as sole book-running manager and National Securities Corporation and Brean Capital, LLC are acting as co-manage
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