NAMUR, Belgium, Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE MKT: VNRX), a life sciences company focused on developing diagnostic tests for cancer, today announced that the Underwriter of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 2.25 million shares of common stock has exercised its option to purchase an additional 234,404 shares at $5.00 per share to cover over allotments, bringing the total gross proceeds from the offering to approximately $12.4 million. The net proceeds are expected to be approximately $11.7 million, after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by Volition. All of the shares in the offering and the over-allotment were offered by Volition. The exercise of the over-allotment option closed on October 21, 2016.
National Securities Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: NHLD), acted as sole book-running manager for the offering. Lake Street Capital Markets and The Benchmark Company, LLC acted as advisors in the offering.
Volition intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for continued product development, clinical studies, product commercialization, working capital, and for other general corporate purposes.
The securities described above were issued by Volition pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-206781), including a base prospectus, previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 18, 2015. A prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC on September 30, 2016 and are available on the SEC's website located at http://www.sec.gov. Electronic copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from National Securities Corporation, Attention: Kim Addarich, 410 Park Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at (212) 417-8164, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or 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 jurisdiction.
Volition is a life sciences company focused on developing diagnostic tests for cancer. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics®, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid -- an indication that disease is present.
Volition's goal is to make the tests as easy and simple to use, for both patients and doctors, as existing diabetic and cholesterol blood tests. Volition's research and development activities are currently centered in Belgium as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market first in Europe, then in the U.S. and ultimately, worldwide.
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Nucleosomics®, NuQ® and HyperGenomics® and their respective logos are trademarks and/or service marks of VolitionRx Limited and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, service marks and trade names referred to in this press release are the property of their respective owners.
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