CRISPR Therapeutics Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Shares

ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CRISPR Therapeutics (Nasdaq:CRSP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing transformative gene-based medicines for serious diseases, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 4,250,000 common shares at a public offering price of $64.50 per share. In addition, the underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 637,500 common shares at the public offering price less the underwriting discount. CRISPR Therapeutics anticipates its gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses, to be approximately $274.1 million, excluding any exercise of the underwritersa?? option to purchase additional shares. The offering is expected to close on or about November 25, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Piper Jaffray & Co. and Jefferies LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Chardan, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., BTIG, LLC and Roth Capital Partners are acting as co-managers for the offering.The common shares will be offered and sold pursuant to the Companya??s previously filed automatically effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-227427) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the a??SECa??) on September 19, 2018. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, 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.A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to and describing the terms of the offering was filed with the SEC on November 19, 2019. The final prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SECa??s website at A copy of the final prospectus supplement may be obtained, when available, from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC by mail at 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Attention: Prospectus Department, by telephone at (866) 471-2526, or by email at; from Piper Jaffray & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN 55402, by telephone at (800) 747-3924, or by email at; or from Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by telephone at (877) 547-6340, or by email at CRISPR Therapeutics
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