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BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Prices Public Offering of Common Stock

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:BCRX) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 5,294,118 shares of its common stock, offered at a price to the public of $8.50 per share.  The gross proceeds from this offering to BioCryst are expected to be $45.0 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by BioCryst.  BioCryst has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 794,117 shares of its common stock.  The offering is expected to close on or about March 15, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. BioCryst expects to use the net proceeds of this offering for general corporate purposes, including future clinical development of BCX7353, continued development of its second generation HAE compounds, including for other indications, and the advancement of its other preclinical rare disease programs.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering. Piper Jaffray & Co. is acting as lead manager and JMP Securities LLC is acting as co-manager for the offering.

A shelf registration statement on Form S-3 relating to the shares of common stock described above has been previously filed with and declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted.

This offering is being made by means of a prospectus supplement and related prospectus.  A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on its website at  Copies of the final prospectus supplement, when available, and accompanying prospectus may be obtained from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or by telephone: 1-866-803-9204.

About BioCryst Pharmaceuticals

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals designs, optimizes and develops novel small molecule drugs that block key enzymes involved in rare diseases.  BioCryst currently has several ongoing development programs: BCX7353 and second generation oral inhibitors of plasma kallikrein for hereditary angioedema, and galidesivir, a broad spectrum viral RNA polymerase inhibitor that is a potential treatment for filoviruses. Peramivir, a viral neuraminidase inhibitor, is approved for the treatment of influenza, in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Taiwan and Korea. Post-marketing commitment development activities are ongoing, as well as other activities to support additional peramivir regulatory approvals.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding future results and achievements and the completion of this offering. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or outcomes to be materially different from any future results, performances, achievements, or outcomes expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including risks and uncertainties associated with market conditions and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to this offering and other risks and uncertainties inherent in BioCryst's business. Please refer to the documents BioCryst files periodically with the SEC, specifically BioCryst’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8‑K, which identify important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in BioCryst’s projections and forward-looking statements.


CONTACT: Robert Bennett, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, +1-919-859-7910 (investors & media)

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