BeiGene Announces Closing of Its HK$7.08 billion (US$903 million) Hong Kong Initial Public Offering and Global Offering

- August 9th, 2018

BeiGene (NASDAQ:BGNE), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative molecularly-targeted and immuno-oncology drugs for the treatment of cancer, today announced the closing of its previously announced Hong Kong initial public offering and global offering of 65,600,000 ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, at a public offering price of HK$108.00 per Share. … Continued

BeiGene (NASDAQ:BGNE), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative molecularly-targeted and immuno-oncology drugs for the treatment of cancer, today announced the closing of its previously announced Hong Kong initial public offering and global offering of 65,600,000 ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, at a public offering price of HK$108.00 per Share.

As quoted in the press release:

Based on an assumed exchange rate of HK$7.8478 to US$1.00, the public offering price equates to US$13.76 per Share, or US$178.90 per American Depositary Share (“ADS”).  BeiGene’s ADSs are currently listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “BGNE” and each ADS represents 13 ordinary shares. The Shares began trading today on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code “06160”.

The gross proceeds to BeiGene from the Offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses, are approximately HK$7.08 billion, or approximately US$903 million.   In addition, BeiGene has granted the joint global coordinators a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 9,840,000 Shares at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.

BeiGene intends to use net proceeds from the Offering for clinical trials, preparation for registration filings, and for the launch and commercialization of its core product candidates (zanubrutinib, tislelizumab, and pamiparib), as well as to fund continued expansion of its product portfolio in cancer and potentially other therapeutic areas, and for working capital, expanding internal capabilities, and general corporate purposes.

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