THOROFARE, N.J., Jan. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akers Biosciences, Inc. (LSE:AKR) (Nasdaq:AKER), (the "Company" or "Akers Biosciences), a leading designer and manufacturer of rapid diagnostic screening and testing products, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 2,727,000 shares (the "Shares") of common stock at a public offering price of $5.50 per share. The shares will begin trading on The NASDAQ Capital Market on January 23, 2014 at approximately 2:10 PM EST under the symbol "AKER." The Company expects to receive approximately $15,000,000 in gross proceeds, before underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company has granted the representative of the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 409,050 additional shares of common stock.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds received from the offering for general corporate purposes, including working capital, product development and fulfillment, marketing activities, expansion of internal sales organization, further development of sales channels, and other capital expenditures.
The offering is expected to close on or about January 28, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.
Aegis Capital Corp. is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering.
A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to the Shares was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is effective. A preliminary prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained from the offices of Aegis Capital Corp., Prospectus Department, 810 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY, 10019, telephone: 212-813-1010 or email: email@example.com., or from the above-mentioned SEC website.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
ABOUT AKERS BIOSCIENCES, INC.
Akers Biosciences develops, manufactures, and supplies rapid, point of care screening and testing products designed to bring healthcare information both rapidly and directly to the consumer or healthcare provider. The Company has advanced the science of diagnostics while responding to major shifts in healthcare through the development of several proprietary platform technologies. The Company's state-of-the-art rapid diagnostic assays can be performed virtually anywhere in minutes when time is of the essence. The Company has aligned with major healthcare companies and high volume medical products distributors to maximize product offerings, and to be a major worldwide competitor in diagnostics. Additional information on the Company and its products can be found at www.akersbiosciences.com.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements
Statements contained herein that are not based upon current or historical fact are forward-looking in nature and constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company's expectations about its future operating results, performance and opportunities that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. These statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the intended terms of the offering, closing of the offering and use of any proceeds from the offering. When used herein, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "upcoming," "plan," "target", "intend" and "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to Akers Biosciences, Inc., its subsidiaries, or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the Company's actual results, performance, prospects, and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements.
CONTACT: For more information:
Thomas A. Nicolette, President and CEO
Tel. +1 856 848 8698
Antony Legge / James Thomas
Tel. +44 (0)20 7776 6550
Daniel Stewart (Nomad and Broker)
Ben SimonsVigo Communications
Tel. +44 (0)20 7016 9574
Source: Akers Biosciences, Inc.