ORYZON announces a New Financing through a Convertible Bond Program for a Total amount up to €20 Million over 30 months
- Funding provided by Nice & Green SA, a Swiss institutional investor
- To extend its cash runway and continue the ongoing Clinical Trials in oncology and CNS
- Initial execution of the First tranche of €8 Million, plus three optional additional tranches of €4Million to be executed in the future, at Oryzon’s request, subject to customary conditions
MADRID, SPAIN and CAMBRIDGE, MA, UNITED STATES, July 5th, 2022 - Oryzon Genomics, S.A. (ISIN Code: ES0167733015, ORY), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging epigenetics to develop therapies in diseases with strong unmet medical need, announced today the entry into a convertible bonds financing agreement (the “Issuance Agreement”) with Nice & Green in bonds convertible into new shares for a total amount of €20 Million. The financing program consists of 4 tranches, one tranche of €8 Million and three future optional tranches of €4 Million to be drawn at the discretion of Oryzon, subject to customary conditions.
The Convertible Notes (CN) have a maturity of 24 months, zero interest rate and have no warrants associated. The conversion price at which the new shares shall be issued will be 95% (ninety five percent) of the average Closing Daily VWAP of the period between conversions, but will never exceed a 9.99% discount compared to the closing price preceding the date of Conversion of the relevant CN. Oryzon has the right to execute the redemption of any or all Notes at 3% of interest. Nice & Green will, on a best effort basis, trade its equity position in both exchanges in BME with ordinary shares and in Nasdaq with ADRs. Nice & Green will have the option to participate in a future capital increase leading to a Nasdaq linked transaction subject to customary conditions.
Dr. Carlos Buesa, Oryzon’s CEO, said: "In an increasingly volatile and unpredictable market, we are excited to have secured this financial support from Nice & Green. This complementary funding allows us to further strengthen our balance sheet, extending substantially our cash runway and allowing us to laser focus on the execution of the ongoing clinical trials that shall provide substantial inflection points in the next quarters.”
Marc Cattelani, CEO of Nice & Green, stated: “We are thrilled to embark on this journey with Oryzon to help strengthen their equity capital and support the advancement of their clinical trials. As a responsible and loyal financial partner, Nice & Green will remain attentive to the evolving financing needs of Oryzon's management team in the near and long term.”
Founded in 2000 in Barcelona, Spain, Oryzon (ISIN Code: ES0167733015) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company considered as the European leader in epigenetics. Oryzon has one of the strongest portfolios in the field, with two LSD1 inhibitors, iadademstat and vafidemstat, in Phase II clinical trials, and other pipeline assets directed against other epigenetic targets. In addition, Oryzon has a strong platform for biomarker identification and target validation for a variety of malignant and neurological diseases. For more information, visit www.oryzon.com
About Nice & Green
Nice & Green is a privately held equity financing firm providing tailor-made and flexible financing solutions for listed Micro-, Small- and Mid-Cap companies in Europe. Nice & Green works towards improving financing solutions to better meet the evolving capital raising needs of listed companies. It strives to create value for both the companies and their shareholders, thanks to a virtuous approach for investment. For more information, visit nicengreen.ch
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