Publication date: 10/09/2019
Celyad (Euronext Brussels and Paris, and Nasdaq: CYAD), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of CAR-T cell therapies, announced today that it intends to offer and sell, subject to market and other conditions, up to 2,000,000 ordinary shares in a global offering, which is comprised of an offer of ordinary shares in the form of American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) in the United States, Canada and certain countries outside of Europe (the “U.S. offering”), and an offer of ordinary shares in Europe and certain countries outside of the United States and Canada in a concurrent private placement (the “European private placement” and, together with the U.S. offering, the “global offering”). Investors other than qualified investors under applicable law will not be eligible to participate in the ordinary share private placement. Each ADS offered in the U.S. represents the right to receive one ordinary share.
In connection with the global offering, Celyad intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 300,000 ordinary shares (which may be in the form of ADSs). The U.S. offering and the European private placement together constitute a single offering of securities that will occur simultaneously. The total number of ordinary shares in the U.S. offering and the European private placement is subject to reallocation between them. Our ADSs and our ordinary shares are listed under the symbol “CYAD” on the Nasdaq Global Market and on the Euronext Brussels and Euronext Paris.
Celyad is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of specialized CAR-T cell-based product candidates and utilizes its expertise in cell engineering to target cancer. Celyad’s CAR-T cell platform has the potential to treat a broad range of solid and hematologic tumors. The company’s lead clinical candidate, CYAD-01, an autologous NKG2D-based CAR-T therapy, is currently being evaluated in several Phase 1 clinical trials to assess safety and clinical activity for the treatment of hematological malignancies, such as acute myeloid leukemia, and solid cancers, such as metastatic colorectal cancer. Celyad is also developing CYAD-101, an investigational, non-gene edited, allogeneic (donor derived) NKG2D-based CAR-T therapy, which is currently being evaluated in a Phase 1 trial for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Celyad was founded in 2007 and is based in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium, and New York, NY. Celyad’s ordinary shares are listed on the Euronext Brussels and Euronext Paris exchanges, and its American Depository Shares are listed on the Nasdaq Global Market, all under the ticker symbol CYAD.