Portage Biotech (PRTG) Announces Proposed Share Offering, Size not Disclosed
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Portage Biotech Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTG) today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of its ordinary shares. In addition, Portage expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the number of the ordinary shares sold in connection with the offering. All of the ordinary shares in the offering are to be sold by Portage. This 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.
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. are acting as book-running managers for the offering.
Portage intends to use the net proceeds from the offering primarily for the acceleration of its PORT-2 and PORT-3 clinical programs, to prepare the next products to enter the clinic, and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
The ordinary shares are offered pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-253468), including a base prospectus, filed by Portage on February 24, 2021, and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, on March 8, 2021. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A preliminary prospectus supplement and a final prospectus supplement related to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may also be obtained from the offices of: Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Attention: Capital Markets, 499 Park Ave., 4th Floor, New York, New York 10022, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, 26th Floor, New York, New York 10004, by telephone at 212-667-8055, or by email at EquityProspectus@opco.com.
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 these securities in any state orjurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.
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