SOURCE: Marina Biotech, Inc.

Marina Biotech, Inc.

May 16, 2011 16:05 ET

Marina Biotech Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants

BOTHELL, WA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - Marina Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNA), a leading RNAi-based drug discovery and development company, today announced that it intends to offer and sell common stock and warrants in an underwritten public offering. The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

Roth Capital Partners is acting as the sole manager for the offering.

Marina Biotech intends to use the net proceeds of this offering for the clinical development of CEQ508, which is currently in a Phase 1b/2a clinical trial for the treatment of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) and for general corporate purposes, including working capital and operational purposes, including pre-clinical development.

The securities are being offered by Marina Biotech pursuant to an S-1 registration statement filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). A preliminary prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website located at www.sec.gov. Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus also may be obtained from Roth Capital Partners, LLC Equity Capital Markets, 24 Corporate Plaza, Newport Beach, CA 92660, at 800-678-9147 and Rothecm@roth.com. Before you invest, you should read the preliminary prospectus and other documents Marina Biotech has filed or will file with the SEC for more complete information about Marina Biotech and the offering.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

About Marina Biotech, Inc.

Marina Biotech is a biotechnology company, focused on the development and commercialization of RNA interference- (RNAi) and RNA-based therapeutics. The Marina Biotech pipeline currently includes a clinical program in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (a precancerous syndrome) and two preclinical programs -- in bladder cancer and malignant ascites. Marina Biotech has recently entered an exclusive agreement with the Debiopharm Group for the development and commercialization of the bladder cancer program. Marina Biotech's goal is to improve human health through the development of RNAi and RNA-based compounds and drug delivery technologies that together provide superior therapeutic options for patients. Additional information about Marina Biotech is available at http://www.marinabio.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made in this news release may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Federal Securities laws that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and involve factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) the ability of Marina Biotech to obtain additional funding; (ii) the ability of Marina Biotech to attract and/or maintain manufacturing, research, development and commercialization partners; (iii) the ability of Marina Biotech and/or a partner to successfully complete product research and development, including preclinical and clinical studies and commercialization; (iv) the ability of Marina Biotech and/or a partner to obtain required governmental approvals; and (v) the ability of Marina Biotech and/or a partner to develop and commercialize products that can compete favorably with those of competitors. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in Marina Biotech's most recent periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Marina Biotech assumes no obligation to update and supplement forward-looking statements because of subsequent events.

Contact Information

  • Marina Biotech, Inc. Contact:

    Marina Biotech, Inc.
    Pete Garcia
    Chief Financial Officer
    (425) 908-3603
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