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San Diego, CA, Aug. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. (“Guardion” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: GHSI), announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 13,000,000 shares of its common stock (or pre-funded warrants to purchase common stock in lieu thereof) and warrants to purchase up to 13,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. Each share of common stock is being sold together with one warrant to purchase one share of common stock at a combined price to the public of $0.40 per share and warrant. The shares of common stock or pre-funded warrants and the accompanying warrants can only be purchased together in this offering, but will be issued separately and will be immediately separable upon issuance. Gross proceeds, before underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $5.2 million.
The warrants will be immediately exercisable at a price of $0.52 per share of common stock and will expire five years from the date of issuance. The warrants also provide that if during the period of time between the date that is the earlier of (i) 30 days after the effective date of the registration statement filed in connection with this offering and (ii) the trading day on which a total of more than 40,000,000 shares of the common stock has traded since the pricing of this offering, and ending 12 months after the effective date of the registration statement, if the volume weighted-average price of common stock immediately prior to the exercise date is lower than the then-applicable exercise price per share, each warrant may be exercised, at the option of the holder, on a cashless basis for one share of common stock. The offering is expected to close on or about August 15, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
Maxim Group LLC and WallachBeth Capital, LLC are acting as joint-bookrunning managers in connection with the offering. Westpark Capital, Inc. is acting as co-manager in the offering.
Guardion also has granted to the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,950,000 shares of common stock and/or warrants to purchase up to 1,950,000 shares of common stock, at the public offering price less discounts and commissions.
The offering is being conducted pursuant to the Company’s registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-233067) previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on August 12, 2019. A final prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Electronic copies of the final prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained from Maxim Group LLC, 405 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10174, at (212) 895-3745. Before investing in this offering, interested parties should read in their entirety the registration statement that the Company has filed with the SEC, which provides additional information about the Company and this offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the 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 the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
About Guardion Health Sciences, Inc.
Guardion is an ocular health sciences company that develops, formulates and distributes conditionspecific medical foods supported by evidence-based protocols, with an initial medical food product, Lumega-Z®, that addresses a depleted macular protective pigment, a known risk factor for agerelated macular degeneration (“AMD”) and a significant component of functional vision performance. Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. has also developed a proprietary medical device, the MapcatSF®, which accurately measures the macular pigment density, therefore providing the only two-pronged evidence-based protocol for the treatment of a depleted macular protective pigment. Information and risk factors with respect to Guardion and its business, including its ability to successfully develop and commercialize its proprietary products and technologies, may be obtained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) at www.sec.gov.
VectorVision®, operating through a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, specializes in the standardization of contrast sensitivity, glare sensitivity, low contrast acuity, and ETDRS acuity vision testing. Its patented standardization system provides the practitioner or researcher the ability to delineate very small changes in visual capability, either as compared to the population or from visit to visit. VectorVision®’s CSV-1000 device is considered the standard of care for clinical trials.
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