SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 24, 2019
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
950 Winter Street
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code): (781) 577-5300
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share||ELOX||The Nasdaq Global Market|
|Item 8.01||Other Events|
On June 24, 2019, Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. issued a press release announcing the closing of its underwritten public offering of 3,833,334 shares of its common stock, which includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase an additional 500,000 shares, at a price to the public of $9.00 per share. The gross proceeds to Eloxx from the offering were approximately $34.5 million, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses. A copy of the press release is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|99.1||Press Release, dated June 24, 2019.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ELOXX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Date: June 24, 2019
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock
and Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Shares
Waltham, MA. – June 24, 2019– Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Eloxx”) (Nasdaq: ELOX) today announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of 3,833,334 shares of its common stock, which includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase an additional 500,000 shares, at a price to the public of $9.00 per share. The gross proceeds to Eloxx from the offering were approximately $34.5 million, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses.
Eloxx anticipates using the net proceeds from the offering to fund the continued clinical development of ELX-02 in cystic fibrosis and cystinosis, to accelerate development of early-stage programs and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
Citigroup and Piper Jaffray & Co. acted as joint book-running managers for the offering.
The offering was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus may be obtained by request from Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at (800) 831-9146; or from Piper Jaffray & Co., 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Attention: Prospectus Department or by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (800) 747-3924.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities 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.
About Eloxx Pharmaceuticals
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel RNA-modulating drug candidates (designed to be eukaryotic ribosomal selective glycosides) that are formulated to treat rare and ultra-rare premature stop codon diseases. Premature stop codons are point mutations that disrupt protein synthesis from messenger RNA. As a consequence, patients with premature stop codon diseases have reduced or eliminated protein production from the mutation bearing allele accounting for some of the most severe phenotypes in these genetic diseases. These premature stop codons have been identified in over 1,800 rare and ultra-rare diseases. Read-through therapeutic development is focused on extending mRNA half-life and increasing protein synthesis by enabling the cytoplasmic ribosome to read through premature stop codons to produce full-length proteins. Eloxx’s lead investigational product candidate, ELX-02, is a small molecule drug candidate designed to restore production of full-length functional proteins. ELX-02 is in the early stages of clinical development focusing on cystic fibrosis and cystinosis. ELX-02 is an investigational drug that has not been approved by any global regulatory body. Eloxx’s preclinical candidate pool consists of a library of novel drug candidates designed to be eukaryotic ribosomal selective glycosides identified based on read-through potential. Eloxx recently announced a new program focused on rare ocular genetic disorders. Eloxx is headquartered in Waltham, MA, with operations in Rehovot, Israel.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are generally statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates," "plans," "will," "outlook" and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current plans, estimates, assumptions and projections, and speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement in light of new information or future events, except as otherwise required by law. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond our control. Actual results or outcomes may differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of the impact of a number of factors, including: the development of the Company’s read-through technology; the approval of the Company’s patent applications; the Company’s ability to successfully defend its intellectual property or obtain necessary licenses at a cost acceptable to the Company, if at all; the successful implementation of the Company’s research and development programs and collaborations; the Company’s ability to obtain applicable regulatory approvals for its current and future product candidates; the acceptance by the market of the Company’s products should they receive regulatory approval; the timing and success of the Company’s preliminary studies, preclinical research, clinical trials, and related regulatory filings; the ability of the Company to consummate additional financings as needed; as well as those discussed in more detail in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.