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Global Blood Therapeutics Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock

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Global Blood Therapeutics Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) (NASDAQ: GBT), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of grievous blood-based disorders with significant unmet needs, today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 6,400,000 shares of common stock, at the public offering price of $18.75 per share. All of the shares in the offering were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net proceeds from the offering to be approximately $112.3 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Cowen and Company, LLC and Wedbush PacGrow acted as co-managers.

A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 20, 2016. Copies of the prospectus for this offering may be obtained from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by phone at 1-866-803-9204, or by email at prospectus-eq_fi@jpmchase.com, or from Morgan Stanley, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, 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.

About Global Blood Therapeutics
Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics to treat grievous blood-based disorders with significant unmet need. GBT is developing its lead product candidate, GBT440, as an oral, once-daily therapy for sickle cell disease (SCD) and is currently evaluating GBT440 in both healthy subjects and SCD patients in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind Phase 1/2 clinical trial. In addition to GBT440 for the treatment of SCD, GBT is engaged in research and development activities targeted toward hypoxemic pulmonary disorders, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and hereditary angioedema (HAE).  

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements we make in this press release may include statements that are not historical facts and are considered forward-looking within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. We intend these forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the estimated net proceeds from the public offering, to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act and are making this statement for purposes of complying with those safe harbor provisions. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects, which are based on the information currently available to us and on assumptions we have made. We can give no assurance that the plans, intentions, expectations or strategies will be attained or achieved, and furthermore, actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and will be affected by a variety of risks and factors that are beyond our control including, without limitation, uncertainties related to market conditions, along with those set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, and the final prospectus dated June 20, 2016  related to the public offering, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties and other important factors in our subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

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SOURCE Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc.

Myesha Edwards (investors), Global Blood Therapeutics, 650-351-4730, investor@globalbloodtx.com; Julie Normart (media), BrewLife, 415-946-1087, media@globalbloodtx.com