Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. announced the closing of its previously announced registered direct offering for the purchase and sale of 13,461,540 of the company’s common shares at an offering price of $1.04 per common share. The price per share was the closing price of the company’s common shares on NYSE American on February 5, 2024. Broadwood Partners, L.P., which is affiliated with Neal Bradsher, a member of the Company’s board of directors, has purchased 6,730,770 common shares in the offering, and Don M. Bailey, a member of the Company’s board of directors, has purchased approximately 100,000 common shares in the offering.
“This offering strategically strengthens our balance sheet, which can aid us in reaching important milestones in the months ahead,” stated Brian M. Culley, Lineage CEO. “This deal was priced at-market, without a discount or dilutive structural elements like warrants. It featured significant insider and pre-existing shareholder participation and was executed without an investment bank. We appreciate the contributions of all parties involved in this transaction and look forward to advancing our product candidates this year.”
The aggregate gross proceeds to Lineage from the offering at the closing were $14.0 million before deducting estimated offering expenses payable by Lineage. Lineage intends to use the proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include clinical trials, research and development activities, general and administrative costs, and to meet working capital needs.
The securities described above were offered and sold by Lineage pursuant to a “shelf” registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-254167), including a base prospectus, previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, on March 11, 2021, and declared effective by the SEC on March 19, 2021. Such securities were offered only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. A final prospectus supplement and an accompanying base prospectus relating to the securities was filed with the SEC.