Syros Announces Closing of Concurrent Public Offerings

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Syros Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SYRS), a leader in the development of medicines that control the expression of genes, today announced the closing of its previously announced concurrent underwritten public offerings of (i) 8,667,333 shares of its common stock and accompanying Class A warrants to purchase up to 1,951,844 shares of its common stock, at a combined price to the public of $7.50 per common share and accompanying Class A warrant and (ii) 666 shares of its Series A convertible preferred stock, which are convertible into 666,000 shares of its common stock, and accompanying Class A warrants to purchase up to 166,500 shares of its common stock, at a combined price to the public of $7,500 per Series A share and accompanying Class A warrant. Each Class A warrant has an exercise price of $8.625 per share and expires 3.5 years from the date of issuance. Gross proceeds from the offerings, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses, were approximately $70 million.

Cowen and Piper Jaffray & Co. acted as joint book-running managers for the offerings. JMP Securities acted as lead manager and Roth Capital Partners acted as co-manager.

The securities were offered by Syros pursuant to a shelf registration statement that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on July 20, 2017 and declared effective by the SEC on July 31, 2017. Final prospectus supplements and accompanying prospectuses relating to, and describing the terms of, each offering were filed with the SEC and are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the prospectus supplements and the accompanying prospectuses relating to each offering can be obtained from Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by telephone at (631) 274-2806; or Piper Jaffray & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN 55402, or by telephone: 800-747-3924, or by email: prospectus@pjc.com.

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 Syros Pharmaceuticals

Syros is pioneering the understanding of the non-coding regulatory region of the genome to advance a new wave of medicines that control the expression of genes. Syros has built a proprietary platform that is designed to systematically and efficiently analyze this unexploited region of DNA to identify and drug novel targets linked to genomically defined patient populations. Because gene expression is fundamental to the function of all cells, Syros’ gene control platform has broad potential to create medicines that achieve profound and durable benefit across a range of diseases. Syros is currently focused on cancer and monogenic diseases and is advancing a growing pipeline of gene control medicines. Syros’ lead drug candidates are SY-1425, a selective RARα agonist in a Phase 2 clinical trial for genomically defined subsets of patients with acute myeloid leukemia, and SY-1365, a selective CDK7 inhibitor in a Phase 1 clinical trial focused on patients with ovarian and breast cancers. Syros is also developing a deep preclinical and discovery pipeline, including SY-5609, an oral CDK7 inhibitor, as well as programs in immuno-oncology and sickle cell disease. Led by a team with deep experience in drug discovery, development and commercialization, Syros is located in Cambridge, Mass.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “would,” “could,” “potential,” “possible,” “hope” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties related to the impact of general economic, industry or political conditions in the United States or internationally. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Additional risks and uncertainties relating to the offerings, Syros and its business can be found under the caption “Risk Factors” in Syros’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, Syros’ prospectus supplements filed with the SEC on April 8, 2019; and risks described in other filings that Syros makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the future. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof, and Syros expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise.

Media Contact:
Naomi Aoki
Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
617-283-4298
naoki@syros.com

Investor Contact:
Hannah Deresiewicz
Stern Investor Relations, Inc.
212-362-1200
hannah.deresiewicz@sternir.com

Source: Syros Pharmaceuticals