CureVac Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering
TÜBINGEN, GERMANY and BOSTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / August 14, 2020 / CureVac B.V. ("CureVac" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of transformative medicines based on messenger ribonucleic acid ("mRNA"), announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 13,333,333 common shares at an initial public offering price of $16.00 per common share, for total gross proceeds of approximately $213.3 million. In addition, the Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,999,999 common shares at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. All of the common shares are being offered by CureVac. The shares are scheduled to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Market today, August 14, 2020, under the ticker symbol "CVAC." The offering is expected to close on August 18, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.
BofA Securities, Jefferies and Credit Suisse are acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering, with Berenberg and Kempen & Co acting as passive book-running managers.
A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on August 13, 2020. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the final prospectus, when available, may be obtained from BofA Securities, Attention: Prospectus Department, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, by telephone at (800) 299-1322 or by email at [email protected]; 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 [email protected]; and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 6933 Louis Stephens Drive, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560, by telephone at (800) 221-1037 or by email at [email protected].
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
CureVac is a global clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA) technology with expertise in developing and optimizing this versatile molecule for medical purposes. The principle of CureVac's proprietary technology is the use of mRNA as a data carrier to instruct the human body to produce its own proteins capable of fighting a wide range of diseases. The company applies its technologies for the development of prophylactic vaccines, cancer therapies, antibody therapies and the treatment of protein therapies. CureVac is headquartered in Tübingen, Germany with sites in Frankfurt and Boston, USA.
CureVac Investor Relation Contact
Dr. Sarah Fakih, Vice President Investor Relations
CureVac, Tübingen, Germany
T: +49 7071 9883-1298
M: +49 160 90 496949
CureVac Media Contact
Thorsten Schüller, Director Corporate Communications
CureVac, Tübingen, Germany
T: +49 7071 9883-1577
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For further information, please reference the company's reports and documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). You may get these documents by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.
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