pcNewsWire – Trillium Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ/TSX: TRIL) has commenced a public offering of its common shares and Series II Non-Voting Convertible First Preferred Shares.
Cowen and Company, LLC acts as agent for the offering.
TRILLIUM ANNOUNCES PROPOSED PUBLIC OFFERING
TORONTO, May 25, 2017 – Trillium Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ/TSX: TRIL), a clinical stage immuno-oncology company developing innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer, today announced that it has commenced a public offering of its common shares and Series II Non-Voting Convertible First Preferred Shares. The Series II Non-Voting Convertible First Preferred Shares are being offered to investors whose purchase of common shares in the offering may result in such investor, together with its affiliates and certain related parties, beneficially owning more than 4.99% of the Company’s outstanding common shares following the consummation of the offering. The Company also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase from it up to an additional 15% of the common shares offered in the offering.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to (i) advance and expand the current Phase 1 trial of SIRPαFc (TTI-621) in patients with advanced hematologic malignancies, (ii) advance and expand the current solid tumor Phase 1 trial of SIRPαFc (TTI-621) in patients with relapsed and refractory, percutaneously-accessible cancers through the dose escalation and expansion phases, (iii) initiate and conduct a Phase 1 trial for TTI-622 with dose escalation and expansion phase focused on combination treatment, and (iv) for general corporate and working capital purposes.
Cowen is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering. Ladenburg Thalmann is acting as co-manager for the offering.
The offering is subject to market conditions, as well as a number of closing conditions, including NASDAQ and TSX approvals, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or the actual size or terms of the offering. For the purposes of the TSX approval, the Company intends to rely on the exemption set forth in Section 602.1 of the TSX Company Manual, which provides that the TSX will not apply its standards to certain transactions involving eligible inter-listed issuers on a recognized exchange, such as NASDAQ.
The offering is being made to purchasers outside of Canada pursuant to a U.S. registration statement on Form F-10, declared effective by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on June 5, 2015 (the “Registration Statement”) and the Company’s existing Canadian short form base shelf prospectus (the “Base Shelf Prospectus”) dated June 4, 2015. The prospectus supplement relating to the offering (together with the Base Shelf Prospectus and the Registration Statement, the “Offering Documents”) will be filed with the securities commissions in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia in Canada, and with the SEC in the United States. The Offering Documents will contain important detailed information about the securities being offered. Before you invest, you should read the Offering Documents and the other documents the Company has filed for more complete information about the Company and the offering. Copies of the Offering Documents will be available for free by visiting the Company’s profiles on the SEDAR website maintained by the Canadian Securities Administrators at www.sedar.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, as applicable. Alternatively, copies of the prospectus supplement will be available upon request by contacting Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at (631) 274-2806 or by fax at (631) 254-7140.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor will there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
About Trillium Therapeutics:
Trillium Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical stage immuno-oncology company developing innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer. The company’s lead program, TTI-621, is a SIRPaFc fusion protein that consists of the CD47-binding domain of human SIRPa linked to the Fc region of a human immunoglobulin (IgG1). It is designed to act as a soluble decoy receptor, preventing CD47 from delivering its inhibitory (“do not eat”) signal. Neutralization of the inhibitory CD47 signal enables the activation of macrophage anti-tumor effects by pro-phagocytic (“eat”) signals. A Phase 1 clinical trial (NCT02663518) evaluating SIRPaFc is ongoing in advanced hematologic malignancies, and a second Phase 1 trial is underway in solid tumors (NCT02890368). TTI-622 is an IgG4 SIRPaFc protein, which is primarily being developed for combination therapy. An IND filing is targeted for 2H/17. Trillium also has a proprietary medicinal chemistry platform, using unique fluorine chemistry, which permits the creation of new chemical entities from validated drugs and drug candidates with improved pharmacological properties. Stemming from this platform, the company’s most advanced preclinical program is an orally-available bromodomain inhibitor, followed by an epidermal growth factor receptor antagonist with increased uptake in the brain. In addition, a number of compounds directed at undisclosed immuno-oncology targets are currently in the discovery phase.
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