Molecular Templates Prices of $75.9 Million Public Equity Offering


AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Molecular Templates, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTEM), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of the Company’s proprietary engineered toxin bodies (ETBs), which are differentiated, targeted, biologic therapeutics for cancer, today announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $12.65 per share. All of the shares of common stock to be sold in the offering are being sold by Molecular. In addition, Molecular has granted to the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 900,000 additional shares of common stock. The offering is expected to close on or about February 22, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The gross proceeds to Molecular from the offering, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by Molecular, are expected to be $75.9 million.

Molecular intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with its existing cash and cash equivalents, to fund: its Phase II clinical studies for MT-3724 and/or development of other CD20-targeted molecules; its ongoing Phase I clinical study of MT-5111; its share of development expenses in its CD38 collaboration with Takeda; its PD-L1 program (including its anticipated upcoming Phase I clinical study for MT-6402); further preclinical development and drug discovery activities in its other programs; and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

BofA Securities, Cowen, Evercore ISI and Barclays are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state or other 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 other jurisdiction.

About Molecular Templates

Molecular Templates is a clinical-stage company focused on the discovery and development of targeted biologic therapeutics. Our proprietary drug platform technology, known as engineered toxin bodies, or ETBs, leverages the resident biology of a genetically engineered form of Shiga-like Toxin A subunit to create novel therapies with potent and differentiated mechanisms of action for cancer and other serious diseases.

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