San Diego, CA, Oct. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. (“Guardion” or the “Company”) (GHSI), announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 24,500,000 shares of its common stock (or pre-funded warrants to purchase common stock in lieu thereof) and Series B warrants to purchase up to 24,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. Each share of common stock (or pre-funded warrants to purchase common stock in lieu thereof) is being sold together with one Series B warrant to purchase one share of common stock at a combined price to the public of $0.342 per share and Series B warrant. The shares of common stock or pre-funded warrants and the accompanying Series B warrants are being sold together in this offering, but will be issued separately and will be immediately separable upon issuance. Gross proceeds, before underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $8.4 million.
The Series B warrants will be exercisable at a price of $0.342 per share of common stock, and will only be exercisable if Guardion effectuates an amendment to its certificate of incorporation (as described below). The Series B warrants will expire five years from the date on which the Series B warrants become initially exercisable. The offering is expected to close on or about Wednesday October 30, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
Currently, Guardion does not have a sufficient number of authorized shares of common stock to issue the shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Series B warrants. As a result, the Series B warrants will become exercisable only after Guardion effectuates an amendment to its certificate of incorporation to either (i) increase the number of authorized shares of its common stock or (ii) implement a reverse stock split with respect to the shares of its common stock. There can be no assurance that Guardion’s stockholders will approve a charter amendment, or as to when, if ever, the, holders of the Series B warrants will be able to exercise the Series B warrants.
Maxim Group LLC and WallachBeth Capital, LLC are acting as joint-bookrunning managers in connection with the offering.
Guardion also has granted to the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,675,000 shares of common stock and/or Series B warrants to purchase up to 3,675,000 shares of common stock, at the public offering price less discounts and commissions.
The offering is being conducted pursuant to Guardion’s registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-234322 ) previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on October 28, 2019. A final prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. Electronic copies of the final prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained from Maxim Group LLC, 405 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10174, at (212) 895-3745. Before investing in this offering, interested parties should read in their entirety the registration statement that the
Company has filed with the SEC, which provides additional information about the Company and this offering.
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 Guardion Health Sciences, Inc.
Guardion is an ocular health sciences company that develops, formulates and distributes conditionspecific medical foods supported by evidence-based protocols, with an initial medical food product, Lumega-Z®, that addresses a depleted macular protective pigment, a known risk factor for agerelated macular degeneration (“AMD”) and a significant component of functional vision performance. Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. has also developed a proprietary medical device, the MapcatSF®, which accurately measures the macular pigment density, therefore providing the only two-pronged evidence-based protocol for the treatment of a depleted macular protective pigment. Information and risk factors with respect to Guardion and its business, including its ability to successfully develop and commercialize its proprietary products and technologies, may be obtained in the Company’s filings with the SEC at www.sec.gov.
VectorVision®, operating through a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, specializes in the standardization of contrast sensitivity, glare sensitivity, low contrast acuity, and ETDRS acuity vision testing. Its patented standardization system provides the practitioner or researcher the ability to delineate very small changes in visual capability, either as compared to the population or from visit to visit. VectorVision®’s CSV-1000 device is considered the standard of care for clinical trials.
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