Equillium Announces Pricing Of Public Offering Of Common Stock

LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Equillium, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQ), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing itolizumab to treat severe autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 5,000,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $7.00 per share. In addition, Equillium has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 750,000 shares of common stock at the public offering price less the underwriting discount. Equillium anticipates its gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses, to be approximately $35 million, excluding any exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. The offering is expected to close on or about August 18, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.

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Equillium expects to use the net proceeds from this offering to primarily fund the continued development of current and any future product candidates in its pipeline, potential acquisitions of new products, and for working capital, capital expenditures and general corporate purposes.

Jefferies, SVB Leerink and Stifel are acting as the joint book-running managers for this offering. H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as financial advisor to Equillium for this offering.

A registration statement on Form S-3 has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and was declared effective on November 25, 2019.A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to and describing the terms of the offering was filed with the SEC on August 13, 2020. The final prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. A copy of the final prospectus supplement may be obtained, when available, by contacting 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 Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com; SVB Leerink LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, by telephone at 800-808-7525, ext. 6218 or by email at syndicate@svbleerink.com; or Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Attention: Syndicate, One Montgomery Street, Suite 3700, San Francisco, CA 94104, by telephone at 415-364-2720 or by email at syndprospectus@stifel.com.

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