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Gritstone bio Announces Proposed Public Offering

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Gritstone bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRTS) initiates a public offering of common stock and warrants underwritten by TD Cowen and Evercore ISI. The offering, subject to market conditions, aims to raise capital for the development of potent vaccines. The company plans to offer shares, pre-funded warrants, and common warrants, with details available on the SEC's website.
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 01, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gritstone bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRTS), a clinical-stage biotechnology company working to develop the world’s most potent vaccines, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock (or pre-funded warrants to purchase common stock in lieu thereof) and accompanying common warrants to purchase common stock (or pre-funded warrants to purchase common stock in lieu thereof). All of the shares of common stock, pre-funded warrants and accompanying common warrants are being offered by Gritstone bio. The proposed offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

TD Cowen and Evercore ISI are acting as the joint book-running managers for the proposed offering.

The securities are being offered by Gritstone bio pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-263455) previously filed and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to and describing the terms of the proposed offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus may also be obtained, when available, from: TD Securities (USA) LLC, 1 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017, by telephone at (855) 495-9846 or by email at TD.ECM_Prospectus@tdsecurities.com; or Evercore Group L.L.C., Attention: Equity Capital Markets, 55 East 52nd Street, 35th Floor, New York, New York 10055, by telephone at (888) 474-0200, or by email at ecm.prospectus@evercore.com.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the 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.

About Gritstone bio

Gritstone bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRTS) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that aims to develop the world’s most potent vaccines. We leverage our innovative vectors and payloads to train multiple arms of the immune system to attack critical disease targets. Independently and with our collaborators, we are advancing a portfolio of product candidates to treat and prevent viral diseases and solid tumors in pursuit of improving patient outcomes and eliminating disease. 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect the current beliefs and expectations of management and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the timing of the offering, the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the offering and sale of securities, and the Company’s ability to complete the offering. In addition, when or if used in this press release, the words “may,” “could,” “should,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “predict” and similar expressions and their variants, as they relate to the Company may identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned that actual results, levels of activity, safety, performance or events and circumstances could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the Company’s forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including risks and uncertainties related to market conditions and the satisfaction of closing conditions related to the proposed public offering, the uncertainties inherent in the drug development process, including the Company’s programs’ clinical stage of development, the process of designing and conducting preclinical and clinical trials, the regulatory approval processes, the timing of regulatory filings, the challenges associated with manufacturing drug products, the Company’s ability to successfully establish, protect and defend its intellectual property and other matters that could affect the sufficiency of existing cash to fund operations, and other risks and uncertainties described under the heading “Risk Factors” in documents the Company files from time to time with the SEC, including the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K filed on March 5, 2024, and its other SEC filings. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Except as required by applicable law, we do not plan to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein.

Gritstone bio Contacts
Investors:
George E. MacDougall
Gritstone bio, Inc.

Media:
Dan Budwick
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(973) 271-6085

 


FAQ

What is the ticker symbol for Gritstone bio, Inc.?

The ticker symbol for Gritstone bio, Inc. is GRTS.

Who are the joint book-running managers for Gritstone bio's proposed offering?

The joint book-running managers for the proposed offering by Gritstone bio are TD Cowen and Evercore ISI.

Where can investors access the preliminary prospectus supplement for Gritstone bio's offering?

Investors can access the preliminary prospectus supplement for Gritstone bio's offering on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

What types of securities are being offered by Gritstone bio in the public offering?

Gritstone bio is offering shares of common stock, pre-funded warrants to purchase common stock, and accompanying common warrants to purchase common stock in the public offering.

What is the purpose of Gritstone bio's public offering?

The purpose of Gritstone bio's public offering is to raise capital for the development of potent vaccines.

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gritstone oncology is a cancer immunotherapy company developing next-generation personalized cancer therapeutics. gritstone brings together distinguished scientific founders, an experienced and diverse management team, a seasoned and successful board of directors, and very deep financial backing to tackle fundamental challenges at the intersection of cancer biology, immunology, and immunotherapy design. the company’s initial goal is to identify and deploy therapeutic neo-antigens from individual patients’ tumors to develop novel treatments for lung cancer. gritstone oncology is headquartered in the san francisco bay area with certain key functions located in cambridge, ma. gritstone oncology launched in october 2015 with a series a financing of $102 million.