EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NYSE MKT:FCSC), an autologous cell therapy company primarily focused on developing first-in-class treatments for rare and serious skin and connective tissue diseases with high unmet medical needs, today announced that has filed a Form 12b-25 Notification of Late Filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission allowing for a five day extension in its quarterly filing of Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.
The Company has not yet completed its financial statements for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 due to additional time necessary to address a non-cash, non-operating issue related to its historical accounting treatment of warrants. The Company expects to file the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 by not later than Monday, May 19, 2014.
As disclosed in a Form 8-K filed by the Company today, on May 6, 2014, the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors, in connection with an internal review initiated by Company management, concluded that, because of a misapplication of the accounting guidance related to certain of the Company’s warrants, the Company’s previously issued consolidated financial statements for all periods beginning with the quarterly period ended September 30, 2011 through December 31, 2013 should no longer be relied upon. As such, the Company will restate its financial statements for the following periods: (i) the fiscal years ended December 31, 2013, December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, and (ii) all quarterly periods of 2013 and 2012. The Company is presently anticipating filing the Amended 2013 10-K/A and each of the 2013 10-Q/A’s within the next two weeks, and in any event, on or before May 31, 2014.
These restatements result in non-cash, non-operating financial statement corrections and will have no impact on the Company’s current or previously reported cash position, operating expenses, total operating, investing or financing cash flows, or net operating loss carryforward.
About Fibrocell Science, Inc.
Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NYSE MKT: FCSC) is an autologous cell therapy company primarily focused on developing first-in-class treatments for rare and serious skin and connective tissue diseases with high unmet medical needs. Based on its proprietary autologous fibroblast technology, Fibrocell is pursuing breakthrough medical applications of azficel-T for restrictive burn scarring and vocal cord scarring. The company’s collaboration with Intrexon Corporation (XON), a leader in synthetic biology, includes using genetically-modified fibroblasts for treating rare and serious skin and connective tissue diseases for which there are no currently approved products. For additional information, visit www.fibrocellscience.com.
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