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Xeris Pharmaceuticals Prices 7.4M Share Public Offering of Common Stock @$2.72/Share

Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Benzinga · -
Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: XERS) announced the pricing of concurrent underwritten public offerings of 7,400,000 shares of its common stock (the "Shares") at a public offering price of $2.72 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $20.1 million, and $75.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 (the "Notes"). In addition, Xeris has granted the underwriters of the offering of the Shares (the "Shares Offering") a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,110,000 Shares and the underwriters of the offering of the Notes (the "Notes Offering") a 30-day option to purchase up to $11.25 million aggregate principal amount of additional Notes. The sale of the Shares to the underwriters in the Shares Offering is expected to settle on June 30, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to result in approximately $18.8 million in net proceeds to Xeris, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Xeris (assuming no exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional Shares). The sale of the Notes to the underwriters in the Notes Offering is expected to settle on June 30, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to result in approximately $70.5 million in net proceeds to Xeris, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Xeris (assuming no exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional Notes). Neither offering is contingent on the completion of the other offering. The Notes will be senior, unsecured obligations of Xeris and will bear interest at a rate of 5.00% per year. Interest will be payable semi-annually in arrears on January 15 and July 15 of each year, beginning on January 15, 2021. The Notes will mature on July 15, 2025, unless earlier repurchased, redeemed or converted. The initial conversion rate for the Notes is 326.7974 shares of Xeris' common stock per $1,000 principal amount of Notes (which is equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $3.06 per share, which represents a premium of approximately 12.5% over the public offering price of Xeris' common stock in the concurrent Shares Offering of $2.72 per share). The Notes will be convertible at the option of the holders of Notes at any time before the close of business on the second scheduled trading day immediately before the maturity date. Conversions of the Notes will be settled in shares of Xeris' common stock together with cash in lieu of any fractional share, if applicable. The Notes will be redeemable, in whole but not in part, at Xeris' option at any time on or after July 20, 2023, at a cash redemption price equal to the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date but only if the last reported sale price per share of Xeris' common stock exceeds 130% of the conversion price on (i) each of at least 20 trading days, whether or not consecutive, during the 30 consecutive trading days ending on, and including, the trading day immediately before the date Xeris sends the related redemption notice; and (ii) the trading day immediately before the date Xeris sends such notice. Holders of Notes may require Xeris to repurchase their Notes upon the occurrence of certain events that constitute a fundamental change under the indenture governing the Notes at a purchase price equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the date of repurchase. In connection with certain corporate events or if Xeris issues a notice of redemption, Xeris will, under certain circumstances, increase the conversion rate for holders of Notes who elect to convert their Notes in connection with such corporate event or convert their Notes called for redemption for a specified period of time. Xeris intends to use the net proceeds from the offerings to fund sales and marketing costs to support commercialization of GvokeTM; to repay $20.0 million of the borrowings under its senior secured loan facility; to repay $4.2 million of borrowings under, and terminate, its Paycheck Protection Program loan; to fund research and development activities relating to the advancement of its product candidates; for expansion of its technology or manufacturing infrastructure and capabilities; for potential strategic acquisitions of complementary businesses, assets, services or technologies; and the remainder for working capital, capital expenditures, and other general corporate purposes. Jefferies, SVB Leerink and Mizuho Securities are acting as joint book running managers for the Shares Offering. Jefferies, SVB Leerink, RBC Capital Markets and Mizuho Securities are acting as joint book running managers for the Notes Offering.