SOURCE: Akers Biosciences, Inc.

Akers Biosciences, Inc.

March 30, 2017 16:25 ET

Akers Biosciences Announces a $2 Million Private Placement

THOROFARE, NJ--(Marketwired - Mar 30, 2017) - Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) (AIM: AKR.L), (the "Company" or "Akers Bio"), a developer of rapid health information technologies, announces a private placement to raise approximately $2 million. Akers Bio will use the proceeds from the transaction as growth capital and for general corporate purposes.

Akers Bio will issue 1,448,400 shares at a price of $1.40 per share, resulting in gross proceeds to the Company of $2,027,760, before fees and expenses. In addition, the Company will issue 724,200 warrants with a strike price of $1.96 per share and a five-year term.

Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC acted as sole placement agent for the transaction.

The securities sold in the transaction have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.

This press release has been issued pursuant to Rule 135c under the Securities Act and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state.

About Akers Biosciences, Inc.

Akers Bio develops, manufactures, and supplies rapid screening and testing products designed to deliver quicker and more cost-effective healthcare information to healthcare providers and consumers. The Company has advanced the science of diagnostics while responding to major shifts in healthcare through the development of several proprietary platform technologies. The Company's state-of-the-art rapid diagnostic assays can be performed virtually anywhere in minutes when time is of the essence. The Company has aligned with major healthcare companies and high volume medical product distributors to maximize product offerings, and to be a major worldwide competitor in diagnostics.

Additional information on the Company and its products can be found at www.akersbio.com. Follow us on Twitter @AkersBio.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Statements contained herein that are not based upon current or historical fact are forward-looking in nature and constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company's expectations about its future operating results, performance and opportunities that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. These statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the intended terms of the offering, closing of the offering and use of any proceeds from the offering. When used herein, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "upcoming," "plan," "target", "intend" and "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to Akers Biosciences, Inc., its subsidiaries, or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the Company's actual results, performance, prospects, and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • For more information:

    Akers Biosciences, Inc.
    John J. Gormally, Chief Executive Officer
    Raymond F. Akers, Jr. PhD, Vice Chairman
    Tel. +1 856 848 8698

    finnCap (UK Nominated Adviser and Broker)
    Adrian Hargrave / Scott Mathieson (Corporate Finance)
    Steve Norcross (Broking)
    Tel. +44 (0)20 7220 0500

    Taglich Brothers, Inc. (Investor Relations)
    Chris Schreiber
    Tel. +1 917 445 6207
    Email: cs@taglichbrothers.com

    Vigo Communications (Global Public Relations)
    Ben Simons / Fiona Henson
    Tel. +44 (0)20 7830 9704
    Email: akers@vigocomms.com