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Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. Announces $40 Million Rights Offering of Units and Two Year Extension of Warrants (EYESW) Expiration Date
Under the proposed rights offering:
- Holders of our common stock on
January 15, 2019, the record date, will be able to participate in the rights offering.
- Shareholders will be entitled to invest
$0.53per share of common stock held on the record date towards purchase of units.
- Each unit will consist of one share of common stock and one warrant to purchase one share of common stock at a strike price of
- The subscription price will equal the lower of (i) the closing price of our common stock on the announcement date of this rights offering,
January 7, 2019, or (ii) the volume weighted average price of our common stock for the five trading day period through and including the Expiration Date, February 15, 2019per unit.
- Rights are non-transferrable.
- Shareholders who fully exercise their basic subscription rights will be entitled, if available, to subscribe for additional units that are not purchased by other shareholders, on a pro rata basis and subject to ownership limitations, and on terms set forth in our prospectus supplement.
- Rights must be exercised and funds received by
February 15, 2019and closing is expected in late February and if not then exercised will expire having no value.
- The warrants are listed for trading on NASDAQ under the “EYESW” trading symbol.
- No minimum amount is necessary to be received in order for us to close the rights offering.
- The Company has agreed to extend the term of the warrants from
March 14, 2022through March 14, 2024if the rights offering provides gross proceeds of at least $20 million, and if that amount is not obtained the original expiration date of the warrants will remain unchanged. Gregg Williams, Chairman of the Board, has indicated his non-binding intention to participate in the rights offering in an amount of up to $20 million.
A shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-221228) relating to the shares of common stock was previously filed with the
Any person who purchases shares prior to the record date will be deemed a holder of record with respect to those shares only if the transaction has settled by the record date. The standard settlement cycle in
The information in this press release is not complete and is subject to change. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other 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 registration statement on Form S-3 relating to these securities has been filed by the Company with the SEC. The rights offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and of an accompanying base prospectus, copies of which will be mailed to eligible stockholders as of the record date. Investors should consider the Company's objectives and risks carefully before investing. The base prospectus contains this and additional information about the Company and the prospectus supplement contains this and additional information about the rights offering and should be read carefully before investing. A copy of the base prospectus and the prospectus supplement may be obtained on the website of the
About Second Sight
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the “safe harbor” created by those sections. All statements in this release that are not based on historical fact are “forward looking statements.” These statements may be identified by words such as “estimates,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “plans,” “goal,” or “planned,” “seeks,” “may,” “will,” “expects,” “intends,” “believes,” “should,” and similar expressions, or the negative versions thereof, and which also may be identified by their context. All statements that address operating performance or events or developments that Second Sight expects or anticipates will occur in the future, such as stated objectives or goals, or that are not otherwise historical facts, are forward-looking statements. While management has based any forward-looking statements included in this release on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, as a result of various factors including those risks and uncertainties described in the Risk Factors and in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations sections of our Annual Report, on Form 10-K, filed on
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Source: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.