Milestone Scientific Announces Closing of Above Market $4.7 Million Offering of Common Stock and Warrants
ROSELAND, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / April 14, 2020 / Milestone Scientific Inc. (NYSE American:MLSS), a leading developer of computerized drug delivery instruments that provide painless and precise injections, today announced that on April 14, 2020 it closed its previously announced underwritten offering of 4,750,000 shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 2,375,000 shares of the its common stock. Each share of common stock was sold together with a warrant to purchase 0.50 of one share of common stock at a combined price to the public of $0.95. Gross proceeds before underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, were approximately $4.5 million. In addition, Milestone Scientific granted to Maxim Group LLC a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 712,500 shares of common stock and/or warrants to purchase up to 356,250 shares of common stock for the purposes of covering any over-allotments, at the public offering price less discounts and commissions, of which Maxim Group LLC partially exercised its option to purchase 200,000 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase up to 335,000 shares of common stock. The over-allotment exercise transaction also closed on April 14, 2020, bringing the total gross proceeds of the offering, before underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, to approximately $4.7 million.
The warrants are immediately exercisable at a price of $1.20 per share of common stock and expire three years from the date of issuance. The shares of common stock and the accompanying warrants were purchased together in the offering but were issued separately and were immediately separable upon issuance.
Maxim Group LLC acted as sole book-running manager for the offering.
The securities described above were offered by Milestone Scientific pursuant to a registration statement (File No. 333-231178) previously filed and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The securities were offered by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, forming part of the registration statement. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to this offering have been filed with the SEC. Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from Maxim Group LLC, 405 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10174, at 212-895-3745. Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus are also available on the website of the SEC at www.sec.gov.
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 the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Milestone Scientific Inc.
Milestone Scientific Inc. (MLSS) is a biomedical technology research and development company that patents, designs and develops innovative diagnostic and therapeutic injection technologies and instruments for medical, dental, cosmetic and veterinary applications. Milestone's computer-controlled systems are designed to make injections precise, efficient, and virtually painless. Milestone's proprietary DPS Dynamic Pressure Sensing technology® is our technology platform that advances the development of next-generation devices, regulating flow rate and monitoring pressure from the tip of the needle, through platform extensions for local anesthesia for subcutaneous drug delivery, with specific applications for cosmetic botulinum toxin injections, epidural space identification in regional anesthesia procedures and intra-articular joint injections. For more information please visit our website: www.milestonescientific.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the timing and success of the proposed offering, the timing and financial impact of Milestone's ability to implement its business plan, expected revenues, timing of regulatory approvals and future success. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are based on assumptions involving judgments with respect to future economic, competitive and market conditions, future business decisions and regulatory developments, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond Milestone's control. Some of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements are our ability to continue as a going concern, the potential delisting of our shares from the NYSE American, general economic conditions, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, failure to achieve expected revenue growth, changes in our operating expenses, adverse patent rulings, FDA or legal developments, competitive pressures, changes in customer and market requirements and standards, and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Milestone's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, Milestone's Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2019. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon management's reasonable belief as of the date hereof. Milestone undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.
David Waldman or Natalya Rudman
Crescendo Communications, LLC
SOURCE: Milestone Scientific, Inc.
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Released April 14, 2020