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Enzon Pharmaceuticals Announces Results of Rights Offering

Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc
·4 min read

Looking to Next Step – Acquisition Opportunities

CRANFORD, N.J., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company” or “Enzon”) (OTC:ENZN) announced the results of its rights offering following the expiration of the subscription period on October 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. New York City Time.

Under the rights offering, 40,000 units were available for purchase and holders of Enzon’s common stock received one transferable subscription right for each share of common stock owned. For every 1,105 subscription rights held, stockholders were entitled to purchase one unit at the subscription price of $1,090 per unit. Each unit consisted of one share of newly designated Series C preferred stock and 750 shares of Enzon’s common stock, all as described in the registration statement on Form S-1 (as amended) and related prospectus, filed by Enzon with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Based on the results received from Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the subscription agent for the rights offering, stockholders exercised subscription rights to purchase 6,694 units in the rights offering (of which 5,971 units were purchased by Icahn Capital LP). Pursuant to the previously announced investment agreement, Icahn Capital also purchased all of the 33,306 units that remained unsubscribed for at the expiration of the rights offering that other holders elected not to exercise.

Following the completion of the rights offering, the Company has 40,000 shares of Series C preferred stock outstanding and 74,214,603 shares of common stock outstanding.

Randolph Read, Chairman of the Board, commented, “We are very pleased with the successful completion of our rights offering. The company now has over $48 million of cash available as we look for acquisition opportunities that will help us to utilize our net operating loss tax carryforwards and in the process maximize shareholder value.”

Georgeson LLC acted as the information agent in connection with the rights offering. Thompson Hine acted as legal advisor in connection with the rights offering.

Important Information

For additional information on the rights offering, please see the prospectus included in Enzon’s registration statement on Form S-1 and related amendments. This press release 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 in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements contained in this press release, other than statements that are purely historical, are forward-looking statements, which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as the words “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “potential,” “anticipates,” “plans,” or “intends” and similar expressions.

Such forward-looking statements are based upon management’s present expectations, objectives, anticipation, plans, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, events or developments to be materially different from those indicated in such forward-looking statements. These statements reflect the Company’s current views of future events and financial performance and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the Company’s ability to use the net proceeds of the rights offering to position itself as a public company acquisition vehicle, and the possibility that the anticipated benefits of the rights offering will not be realized. These factors should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that the future results covered by the forward-looking statements will be achieved. All information in this press release is as of the date of this press release and Enzon does not intend to update this information.

For further information, please contact:
Andrew Rackear, Chief Executive Officer
Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20 Commerce Drive (Suite 135)
Cranford, New Jersey 07016
(732) 980-4500

Randolph Read, Chairman of the Board
Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20 Commerce Drive (Suite 135)
Cranford, New Jersey 07016
(732) 980-4500