Replimune Announces $100 Million Private Placement Financing

WOBURN, Mass., June 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Replimune Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: REPL), a clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of a novel class of oncolytic immunotherapies, today announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement for a private investment in public equity that is expected to result in gross proceeds of approximately $100 million to the Company before deducting placement agent fees and offering expenses. The financing was led by a life-sciences focused institutional investor, with participation from Redmile Group, RTW Investments, Boxer Capital and other institutional investors, including a leading mutual fund.

Pursuant to the terms of the securities purchase agreement, Replimune will issue and sell to the investors an aggregate of 5,668,937 shares of its common stock (“Common Stock”) at a price of $8.82 per share of Common Stock and pre-funded warrants to purchase 5,669,578 shares of Common Stock at a price of $8.819 per pre-funded warrant. The pre-funded warrants have an exercise price of $0.001 per share. The financing is expected to close on or about June 14, 2024, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

The Company intends to use the proceeds of the PIPE financing to fully scale up for the commercialization of RP1 in skin cancers thereby creating a potential path to profitability, and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Leerink Partners acted as sole placement agent for the PIPE financing.

The offer and sale of the foregoing securities, including the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the pre-funded warrants, are being made in a transaction not involving a public offering and such securities have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, 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. In connection with the securities purchase agreement, Replimune and the investors will enter into a registration rights agreement pursuant to which Replimune has agreed to file a registration statement with the Securities Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to register the resale by the investors of the shares of common stock and the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the pre-funded warrants sold in the PIPE financing. Any offering of the common stock under the resale registration statement will only be made by means of prospectus.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any common stock, pre-funded warrants, or any other securities of Replimune, nor shall there be any sale of such securities 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 other jurisdiction.

About Replimune
Replimune Group, Inc., headquartered in Woburn, MA, was founded in 2015 with the mission to transform cancer treatment by pioneering the development of a novel portfolio of oncolytic immunotherapies. Replimune’s proprietary RPx platform is based on a potent HSV-1 backbone intended to maximize immunogenic cell death and the induction of a systemic anti-tumor immune response. The RPx platform is designed to have a unique dual local and systemic activity consisting of direct selective virus-mediated killing of the tumor resulting in the release of tumor derived antigens and altering of the tumor microenvironment to ignite a strong and durable systemic response. The RPx product candidates are expected to be synergistic with most established and experimental cancer treatment modalities, leading to the versatility to be developed alone or combined with a variety of other treatment options. For more information, please visit