Epizyme (EPZM) Announces Proposed Stock Offering, Size not Disclosed

January 26, 2022 4:02 PM EST

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Epizyme, Inc. (Nasdaq: EPZM), a fully integrated, commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company developing and delivering novel epigenetic therapies, today announced that it intends to offer and sell shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. Epizyme also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional fifteen percent (15%) of the shares of common stock offered in the offering. All of the shares in the proposed offering are to be sold by Epizyme.

Epizyme anticipates using the net proceeds from the offering, together with its existing cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, to fund global development and commercialization costs of tazemetostat outside of Japan, including the costs of conducting the Company’s ongoing and planned clinical trials of tazemetostat, including the Company’s confirmatory Phase 1b/3 trials in epithelioid sarcoma and follicular lymphoma (FL), the Company’s clinical trials of tazemetostat in additional FL populations and the Company’s clinical trials of tazemetostat across multiple types of hematological malignancies and solid tumors; to fund the Company’s Phase 1/1b trial of its SETD2 inhibitor, EZM0414 and the discovery and identification of additional product candidates to expand the Company’s pipeline of novel epigenetic therapies; to fund initiatives to accelerate commercial adoption of TAZVERIK®; and for working capital and other general corporate purposes, which may include the acquisition of companies or businesses or licensing of other products, businesses or technologies, and repayment and refinancing of debt.

Jefferies is acting as lead bookrunner for the proposed offering. The offering is subject to market 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.

The shares are being offered by Epizyme pursuant to a shelf registration statement that was previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on May 6, 2021 and declared effective by the SEC on May 13, 2021. The offering will be made only by means of the written prospectus and prospectus supplement that form a part of the registration statement. The preliminary prospectus supplement relating to and describing the terms of the offering is expected to be filed with the SEC and, if and when filed, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering may be obtained for free by visiting the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the securities being offered may also be obtained by contacting: Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at (877) 821-7388, or by email at [email protected]. The final terms of the offering will be disclosed in a final prospectus supplement to be filed with the SEC.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, the securities being offered in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

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