IRVING, Texas, July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(Nasdaq:RETA) ("Reata" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced its intention to offer and sell 2,250,000 shares of its Class A common stock in an underwritten public offering pursuant to an existing shelf registration statement. 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.
Jefferies LLC, Leerink Partners LLC and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated are acting as the joint book-running managers for the offering. Robert W. Baird & Co., Incorporated and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering. Reata intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 337,500 additional shares of its Class A common stock, on the same terms and conditions as the shares offered in the public offering.
Reata intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, which include, but are not limited to, advancing the development of bardoxolone methyl through a Phase 2/3 program in CKD caused by Alport syndrome, Phase 2 programs in additional renal indications, and Phase 2 programs in PH-ILD and the development of omaveloxolone in Friedreich's ataxia and mitochondrial myopathies.
The securities described above are being offered pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 that was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on July 14, 2017. The offering may be made only by means of a written prospectus and prospectus supplement that form a part of the registration statement. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may also be obtained by request at 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 e-mail at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com; Leerink Partners LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, or by telephone at (800) 808-7525, ext.6132, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Attention: Syndicate, One Montgomery Street, Suite 3700, San Francisco, CA 94104, or by telephone at (415) 364-2720, or by email at email@example.com.
This news release is for informational purposes only and 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 or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale of these securities would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Reata is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops novel therapeutics for patients with serious or life-threatening diseases by targeting molecular pathways involved in the regulation of cellular metabolism and inflammation. Reata's two most advanced clinical candidates (bardoxolone methyl and omaveloxolone) target the important transcription factor Nrf2 to restore mitochondrial function, reduce oxidative stress, and resolve inflammation.
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Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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