Lifecore Biomedical Raises Capital for Growth with Existing Stockholder

$5 million PIPE supports near-term capital needs to meet equipment milestones

Chaska, Minnesota, UNITED STATES


CHASKA, Minn., Nov. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lifecore Biomedical, Inc. (“Lifecore” or the “Company”), a fully integrated contract development and manufacturing organization (“CDMO”), today announced the closing of a $5 million private placement (“PIPE”) of its common stock with affiliates of Wynnefield Capital, Inc. (“Wynnefield Capital”), a longtime stockholder of the Company, at $7.97 per share. The Company expects to use the proceeds for near-term capital expenditures associated with equipment manufacturing milestones in its effort to ramp up capacity in response to demand from its development pipeline and project portfolio.

“Lifecore continues to see increased demand for its specialized capacity to manufacture complex sterile injectable pharmaceutical products in syringes and vials, and intend to use these proceeds to move our capacity buildout plans forward with our vendors,” commented James G. Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lifecore. “We are very pleased to have the support of long-term stockholders such as Wynnefield Capital, which demonstrates their commitment to helping Lifecore reach its growth ambitions.”

About Lifecore Biomedical
Lifecore Biomedical, Inc. is a fully integrated contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that offers highly differentiated capabilities in the development, fill and finish of complex sterile injectable pharmaceutical products in syringes and vials. As a leading manufacturer of premium, injectable grade Hyaluronic Acid, Lifecore brings more than 40 years of expertise as a partner for global and emerging biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies across multiple therapeutic categories to bring their innovations to market. For more information about the Company, visit Lifecore’s website at www.lifecore.com.

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