BioSante Exchanges $4 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of Convertible Senior Notes for 4.5 Million Shares of Common Stock
LINCOLNSHIRE, Illinois (February 16, 2012) – BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPAX) announced today that that the company has entered into a privately-negotiated securities exchange agreement with a holder of BioSante’s 3.125% convertible senior notes due May 1, 2013. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, BioSante issued 4,485,159 shares of its common stock to the note holder in exchange for an aggregate of $4.0 million principal amount of notes, including accrued and unpaid interest. Following such exchange, an aggregate of $11.8 million principal amount of the notes will remain outstanding.
“This transaction further extends BioSante’s cash runway and is important as we reported FDA approval of Bio-T-Gel™, continue to analyze the best path forward for LibiGel®, to investigate alternative strategies and to explore new product development projects through in-licensing and mergers and acquisitions,” stated Phillip Donenberg, BioSante’s senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer. “We appreciate the flexibility and continued support of our note holder as we rebuild BioSante to maximize value for our stockholders.”
About BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
BioSante is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing products for female sexual health and oncology. BioSante’s products include LibiGel® (transdermal testosterone gel) for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction (FSD), specifically hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), which is in Phase III clinical development. BioSante also is developing a portfolio of cancer vaccines, with 17 Phase I and Phase II clinical trials currently on-going.
Four of these vaccines have been granted Orphan Drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). BioSante’s other products include Bio-T-Gel™, a testosterone gel for male hypogonadism, for which a New Drug Application (NDA) was just approved by the FDA, which is licensed to Teva Pharmaceuticals, and the Pill-Plus™, an oral contraceptive in Phase II clinical development by Pantarhei Bioscience B.V. BioSante’s first FDA-approved product is Elestrin™ (estradiol gel) indicated for the treatment of hot flashes associated with menopause, marketed in the U.S. by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, BioSante’s licensee. Additional information is available online at: biosantepharma.cdmail.biz.
To the extent any statements made in this news release deal with information that is not historical, these are forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about BioSante’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to its products and the LibiGel development program, including in particular the LibiGel safety study and the anticipated timing of BioSante’s decision whether to continue the safety study, BioSante’s future burn rate and cash runway and other statements identified by words such as “will,” “continue,” “could,” “believes,” “intends,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “may,” “potential,” other words of similar meaning, derivations of such words and the use of future dates.
Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Uncertainties and risks may cause BioSante’s actual results to be materially different than those expressed in or implied by BioSante’s forward-looking statements. For BioSante, particular uncertainties and risks include, among others, additional analyses of data from the LibiGel efficacy trials and any other LibiGel clinical trials, including the safety study, may be inconsistent with previously announced results or previously conducted clinical trials or may produce negative or inconclusive results; there may be varying interpretations of data produced by clinical trials; the difficulty of developing pharmaceutical products, obtaining regulatory and other approvals and achieving market acceptance; the success of clinical testing, the success of BioSante’s licensees or sublicensees and BioSante’s future revenues, if any, from its licensees and sublicensees; uncertainties relating to the future and costs of BioSante’s product development programs, its future burn rate and its need for and ability to obtain additional financing if needed.
More detailed information on these and additional factors that could affect BioSante’s actual results are described in BioSante’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements in this news release speak only as of the date of this news release and are based on BioSante’s current beliefs and expectations. BioSante undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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