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BioCryst Announces Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Shares and Completion of Public Offering of Common Stock

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Nov. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BCRX) announced today the completion of an underwritten public offering of 43,620,690 shares of its common stock, including 5,689,655 shares sold pursuant to the exercise in full of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares.  The gross proceeds from this offering to BioCryst, including from the shares sold pursuant to the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares, were approximately $63.3 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by BioCryst. 

BioCryst expects to use the net proceeds of this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include, but are not limited to, worldwide development, manufacturing, regulatory and commercial activities for the prophylactic BCX7353 program, primarily focusing on the U.S., EU and Japan; development of the BCX9930 program; development of the BCX9250 program; post-approval commitments for RAPIVAB®/ALPIVABTM; funding clinical development of pipeline assets; and capital expenditures and other general corporate expenses.

J.P. Morgan acted as sole book-running manager for the offering. JMP Securities and H.C. Wainwright & Co. acted as lead managers for the offering.

A shelf registration statement on Form S-3 relating to the shares of common stock described above has been previously filed with and declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted.

This offering was made by means of a prospectus supplement and related prospectus.  A prospectus supplement relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on its website at www.sec.gov.  Copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or by telephone: 1-866-803-9204.

About BioCryst Pharmaceuticals

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals discovers novel, oral small-molecule medicines that treat rare diseases in which significant unmet medical needs exist and an enzyme plays a key role in the biological pathway of the disease. BioCryst has several ongoing development programs including BCX7353, an oral treatment for hereditary angioedema, BCX9930, an oral Factor D inhibitor for the treatment of complement-mediated diseases, galidesivir, a potential treatment for Marburg virus disease and Yellow Fever, and BCX9250, an oral ALK-2 inhibitor for the treatment of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. RAPIVAB® (peramivir injection), a viral neuraminidase inhibitor for the treatment of influenza, is BioCryst's first approved product and has received regulatory approval in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and the European Union. Post-marketing commitments for RAPIVAB are ongoing.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding future results and achievements and use of proceeds. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or outcomes to be materially different from any future results, performances, achievements, or outcomes expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including risks and uncertainties associated with market conditions and other risks and uncertainties inherent in BioCryst’s business. Please refer to the documents that BioCryst files periodically with the SEC, specifically BioCryst’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K, which identify important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in BioCryst’s projections and forward-looking statements.

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CONTACT:   John Bluth, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, +1-919-859-7910