Elicio Therapeutics Announces $6.0 Million Private Placement Financing

BOSTON, March 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Elicio Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a pipeline of novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, announced today that it has entered into a subscription agreement to sell pre-funded warrants to purchase up to 1,032,702 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $5.81 per pre-funded warrant in a private placement to GKCC, LLC. GKCC, LLC is an entity controlled by a member of Elicio’s Board of Directors. Each pre-funded warrant will be exercisable at any time on or after the closing date at an exercise price equal to $0.01 per share, subject to adjustments as provided under the terms of the pre-funded warrant, subject to a post-exercise beneficial ownership limitation of 19.99%, unless stockholder approval is obtained. Gross proceeds of the private placement are expected to be approximately $6.0 million, before deducting expenses. The private placement is expected to close on March 19, 2024, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Elicio intends to use the net proceeds for the advancement of its development pipeline, as well as for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The securities being issued and sold in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any applicable state securities laws and may not be reoffered or resold in the United States, except pursuant to an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. As part of the subscription agreement, Elicio has agreed to file a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) registering the resale of the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the pre-funded warrants (the “Resale Shares”).

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities being offered in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offering of the Resale Shares under the resale registration statement will only be by means of a prospectus.

About Elicio Therapeutics

Elicio Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a pipeline of novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. By combining expertise in immunology and immunotherapy, Elicio is engineering investigational Amphiphile (“AMP”) immunotherapies intended to precisely target and fully engage the lymph nodes, the site in our bodies where the immune response is orchestrated. Elicio is engineering lymph node-targeted AMPlifiers, immunomodulators, adjuvants, and vaccines for an array of aggressive cancers.