TORONTO, July 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Profound Medical Corp. (TSX:PRN; NASDAQ: PROF) (“Profound” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it intends to file a preliminary prospectus supplement (the “Preliminary Supplement”) to its short form base shelf prospectus dated October 17, 2019 (the “Base Shelf Prospectus”) in the United States and Canada relating to a proposed marketed public offering of common shares (“Common Shares”) of the Company (the “Offering”). The Offering will be priced in the context of the market with such price and the total size of the Offering to be determined at the time of entering into an underwriting agreement with respect thereto.
The Company expects to grant the underwriters for the Offering an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the Common Shares to be sold pursuant to the Offering. The over-allotment option will be exercisable for a period of 30 days after closing.
Jefferies, Cowen and Raymond James are acting as joint book-running managers for the Offering. Closing of the Offering will be subject to a number of customary conditions including, but not limited to, the listing of the Common Shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange and any required approvals of that exchange. Profound has notified the NASDAQ in accordance with the rules of that exchange.
The net proceeds of the Offering are expected to be used: (i) to fund the commercial launch of TULSA-PRO® in the United States and the continued development and commercialization of TULSA-PRO® and SONALLEVE® globally; and (ii) for working capital and general corporate purposes.
The Preliminary Supplement will be filed with the securities commissions or similar securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada, except Québec. The Preliminary Supplement will also be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) as part of the Company’s effective registration statement on Form F-10 (the “Registration Statement”) previously filed under the multijurisdictional disclosure system adopted by the securities regulatory authorities in Canada and in the United States. The Preliminary Supplement, together with the Base Shelf Prospectus and the Registration Statement, as applicable, contain certain important detailed information about the Offering, but remains subject to completion. Copies of the Preliminary Supplement and the Base Shelf Prospectus will be available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov, and a copy of the Registration Statement is available on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.
Copies of the Preliminary Supplement, the Base Shelf Prospectus and the Registration Statement may also be obtained in the United States from Jefferies LLC, attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by telephone at 877-821-7388 or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com, or Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, attention: Prospectus Department, by email at PostSaleManualRequests@broadridge.com or by telephone at 833-297-2926, and in Canada from Jefferies Securities, Inc., attention: Steven Latimer, 161 Bay Street, Suite 2700 Toronto, Ontario M5J 2S1, by telephone at 416-572-2215, or Raymond James Ltd. at Raymond James Syndication, 416-777-7000, 5400-40 King St West, Toronto Ontario, M5H 3Y2.
No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this press release. This press release is for information purposes only and 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 jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
About Profound Medical Corp.
Profound is a commercial-stage medical device company that develops and markets customizable, incision-free therapies for the ablation of diseased tissue.
Profound is commercializing TULSA-PRO®, a technology that combines real-time MRI, robotically-driven transurethral ultrasound and closed-loop temperature feedback control. TULSA-PRO® is designed to provide customizable and predictable radiation-free ablation of a surgeon-defined prostate volume while actively protecting the urethra and rectum to help preserve the patient’s natural functional abilities. TULSA-PRO® has the potential to be a flexible technology in customizable prostate ablation, including intermediate stage cancer, localized radio-recurrent cancer, retention and hematuria palliation in locally advanced prostate cancer, and the transition zone in large volume benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). TULSA-PRO® is CE marked, Health Canada approved and 510(k) cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Profound is also commercializing SONALLEVE®, an innovative therapeutic platform that is CE marked for the treatment of uterine fibroids and palliative pain treatment of bone metastases. SONALLEVE® has also been approved by the China National Medical Products Administration for the non-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids. The Company is in the early stages of exploring additional potential treatment markets for SONALLEVE® where the technology has been shown to have clinical application, such as non-invasive ablation of abdominal cancers and hyperthermia for cancer therapy.
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Profound and its business which may include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the proposed Offering, including the use of proceeds thereof, and the expectations regarding the efficacy of Profound’s technology in the treatment of prostate cancer, uterine fibroids and palliative pain treatment. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "is expected", "expects", "scheduled", "intends", "contemplates", "anticipates", "believes", "proposes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Such statements are based on the current expectations of the management of Profound. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release, may not occur by certain specified dates or at all and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the Company, including risks regarding the potential Offering (including that the Offering may not be completed on the terms indicated or at all, the Company may be unsuccessful in satisfying conditions to closing of the Offering or that the Company’s use of proceeds of the Offering may differ from those indicated), the pharmaceutical industry, economic factors, the equity markets generally and risks associated with growth and competition, and the other risks described in the Preliminary Supplement, the Base Shelf Prospectus and the Registration Statement, and the documents incorporated by reference therein. Although Profound has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Profound undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, other than as required by law.
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