Biophytis Announces the Drawing of 2 New Tranches of ORNANE Under the 2020 Atlas Contract for ...
PARIS and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biophytis SA (NasdaqCM: BPTS, Euronext Growth Paris: ALBPS), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of therapeutics that slow the degenerative processes associated with aging and improving functional outcomes for patients suffering from age-related diseases, including severe respiratory failure in patients suffering from COVID-19, today announces the issuance of 240 Bonds Redeemable in Cash and New and Existing Shares (ORNANE) for a total amount of €6 million under its existing convertible bond agreement with Atlas, a specialized investment fund based in New York (United States) for €24 million (the “2020 Atlas Contract”).
On April 7, 2020, Biophytis announced a convertible line of €24 million from Atlas. The financing instrument allows the issuance of 960 ORNANE, at a par value of €25,000 each. The €24 million total financing can be drawn by Biophytis over the next 3 years, without obligation, through 8 successive tranches of €3 million each. As of end of June 2021, 5 tranches have been drawn, for a total of €15 million. After the drawing of the sixth and seventh tranches for a total of €6 million, €3 million will remain in the current instrument.
The Company will keep the shareholders informed of the exercise of the ORNANE issue warrants and the subsequent conversions, through a summary table of issue warrants, the ORNANE, and the number of shares in circulation, which will be available on the Company website.
Remainder of the main characteristics of the 2020 Atlas ORNANE contract issued
The ORNANE do not bear interest and have a 24-month maturity from issuance. The holder of ORNANE may request at any time to convert them during their maturity period, and at that time the Company will be able to redeem the ORNANE in cash. In case of cash redemption, the amount reimbursed will be limited to 115% of the principal.
Number of securities and dilution (assumptions)
As of October 1st, based on 125 765 964 outstanding shares, at the conversion on this day and a conversion price equal to 97% of the pricing period VWAP of €0,67 dilution is reflected as follows:
|Impact on a shareholder's 1% stake in the Company's capital prior to the transaction||Non diluted||Diluted|
| Before issuing of new ORNANE || 1,00 % || 0,96 % |
|Upon conversion of the ORNANE from tranches 6 & 7 of Atlas: issuing of 9 222 843 additional shares||0,93 %||0,90 %|
Biophytis SA is a clinical-stage biotechnology company specialized in the development of therapeutics that are aimed at slowing the degenerative processes associated with aging and improving functional outcomes for patients suffering from age-related diseases, including severe respiratory failure in patients suffering from COVID-19. Sarconeos (BIO101), our leading drug candidate, is a small molecule, administered orally, being developed as a treatment for sarcopenia in a Phase 2 clinical trial in the United States and Europe (SARA-INT). It is also being studied in a clinical two-part Phase 2-3 study (COVA) for the treatment of severe respiratory manifestations of COVID-19 in Europe, Latin America, and the US. A pediatric formulation of Sarconeos (BIO101) is being developed for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The company is based in Paris, France, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company’s ordinary shares are listed on Euronext Growth (Ticker: ALBPS -ISIN: FR0012816825) and ADSs (American Depositary Shares) are listed on Nasdaq Capital Market (Ticker BPTS – ISIN: US09076G1040). For more information visit www.biophytis.com
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