|Aptose Biosciences Establishes New At-The-Market Facility|
|By: Nasdaq / GlobenewsWire - 24 May 2019||Back to overview list
SAN DIEGO and TORONTO, May 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aptose Biosciences Inc. (“Aptose” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: APTO, TSX: APS), a clinical-stage company developing highly differentiated therapeutics targeting the underlying mechanisms of cancer, today announced that it has entered into an “at-the-market” (“ATM”) sales agreement (the “Sales Agreement”) with Piper Jaffray and Canaccord Genuity (collectively “Co-Agents”). Under the terms of the Sales Agreement, the Company may, from time to time, issue and sell through the Co-Agents, common shares of the Company (the “Common Shares”) through ATM distributions (the “Offering”) on the NASDAQ Capital Market (“NASDAQ”). This ATM replaces the previous ATM that the Company entered into with Cantor Fitzgerald in 2018. Aptose will determine, at its sole discretion, the time, price and number of Common Shares to be sold under the Offering.
In conjunction with the Offering, Aptose has filed a prospectus supplement (the “Prospectus Supplement”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), qualifying the offer and sale of Common Shares having an aggregate offering price of up to US$40 million.
Under the ATM, no Common Shares will be sold on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) or on other trading markets in Canada. The TSX and NASDAQ have conditionally approved the Offering. For the purposes of TSX approval, the Company relied on the exemption set forth in Section 602.1 of the TSX Company Manual, which provides that the TSX will not apply its standards to certain transactions involving eligible interlisted issuers on a recognized exchange, such as NASDAQ.
A copy of the Prospectus Supplement and the accompanying prospectus will be available on EDGAR at www.sec.gov or may be obtained upon request to Aptose’s Investor Relations Department using the contact information set out below. Before you invest, you should read the Prospectus Supplement and the accompanying prospectus and other documents the issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov or from Piper Jaffray & Co. Attention: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN 55402, by telephone at (800) 747-3924, or by email at email@example.com, or Canaccord Genuity LLC Attention: Syndicate Department, 99 High Street, Suite 1200, Boston, MA 02110, by telephone at (617) 371-3900 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of offers to buy any securities of Aptose, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any security 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.
Forward Looking Statements
Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the assumptions set out in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our filings with Canadian securities regulators and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission underlying those forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and we do not intend, and do not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law. We cannot assure you that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.
For further information, please contact:
Aptose Biosciences SMP Communications
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
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