CureVac prices public offering at $450mln

Bofa Securities, Jefferies and Evercore ISI are acting as joint bookrunners

  
A vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from German biotechnology company CureVac is ready to use at the start of a clinical test series in the tropical institute of the university clinic in Tuebingen, Germany, June 22, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from German biotechnology company CureVac is ready to use at the start of a clinical test series in the tropical institute of the university clinic in Tuebingen, Germany, June 22, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

German biotech firm CureVac set the price of its secondary offering at $90 for each of the 5 million shares it is placing, the company said on Thursday, as it starts late-stage trials of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

The proceeds will be used to fund a messenger RNA-vaccine program and expand its in-house manufacturing capacities, the company had said on Monday.

The offering, which should close on Feb. 1, 2021, includes a 30-day option to buy up to 750,000 additional shares at the price of the offering, the company said.

Bofa Securities, Jefferies and Evercore ISI are acting as joint bookrunners, it added.

(Reporting by Zuzanna Szymanska in Gdansk; editing by Emma Thomasson) ((zuzanna.szymanska@thomsonreuters.com; + 48 58 769 65 61;))

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