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XOMA Announces $10 Million Financing
BERKELEY, Calif., May 15, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XOMA Ltd. (Nasdaq:XOMA), a leader in the discovery and development of antibody therapeutics, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with an institutional investor to sell 11,764,706 units, with each unit consisting of one of the Company's common shares and a warrant to purchase 0.50 of a common share, for gross proceeds of approximately $10 million, before deducting placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses, in a "registered direct" offering. The investor has agreed to purchase the units at a purchase price of $0.85 per unit. The warrants, which represent the right to acquire an aggregate of up to 5,882,353 common shares, will be exercisable at any time on or after May 15, 2009 and prior to the fifth anniversary of the closing of the transaction at an exercise price of $1.02 per share, which was 120% of the closing price of the Company's common shares on the Nasdaq Global Market on May 14, 2009. Canaccord Adams Inc. acted as placement agent for the offering.