Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 31, 2015 – Kiadis Pharma N.V. (“Kiadis Pharma” or the “Company”) (Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels: KDS), a recently-listed clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative T-cell immunotherapy treatments for blood cancers and inherited blood disorders, today announces the partial exercise of the Over-Allotment Option by Kempen & Co N.V. acting on behalf of the Underwriters and the end of the stabilisation period in relation to its initial public offering (the “IPO” or the “Offering”).
Kiadis Pharma had granted the Stabilisation Manager an option to purchase up to 392,045 additional shares at the Offer Price of EUR 12.50 to cover potential over-allotments or short positions in connection with the Offering, which option was exercisable for a period of 30 calendar days as from the first day of listing of the shares on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels (i.e. 2 July 2015) (the “Over-Allotment Option”)
On 31 July 2015 the Stabilisation Manager exercised the Over-Allotment option for 163,500 shares, raising additional gross proceeds of € 2.0 million for Kiadis Pharma. As a result, the total number of shares sold by Kiadis Pharma in the IPO amounts to 2,777,136 shares, representing total gross proceeds of € 34.7 million from the Offering.
The stabilisation period commenced on 2 July 2015 and ended on 31 July 2015. Details of the stabilisation activity carried out by the Stabilisation Manager can be found in the table below. The new shares will be listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels on or about 5 August 2015 and rank pari passu with the existing shares.
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Kempen & Co N.V. is acting as Stabilisation Manager and Kempen & Co N.V., KBC Securities NV/SA and Peel Hunt LLP together act as Underwriters.
About Kiadis Pharma
Kiadis Pharma is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on research, development and future commercialisation of cell-based immunotherapy products for the treatment of blood cancers and inherited blood disorders. The Company believes that its innovative products have the potential to address the current risks and limitations connected with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Although currently not a viable option for many patients, HSCT is generally regarded as the most effective curative approach to blood cancers and certain inherited blood disorders. The Company expects that HSCT could become a first- choice treatment for blood cancers and inherited blood disorders once current risks and limitations are addressed, thereby meeting a significant unmet medical need with its products.
Currently, ATIRTM101 is being tested in an open-label Phase II trial in patients with blood cancer who have not found a matching donor and where a partially matched (haploidentical) family member is used as donor for HSCT.
Kiadis Pharma is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and its shares were admitted to listing and trading on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels on 2 July 2015. Further information can be found at: www.kiadis.com/news/
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The Securities have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the Securities Act or an exemption from such registration is available. No public offering of Securities of the Company is being made in the United States.