SEATTLE, Wash. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 29, 2020 — Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHV), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to the global development and commercialization of cytisinicline for smoking cessation and nicotine addiction, today announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain institutional investors providing for the purchase and sale of 14,634,146 shares of common stock at a price of $0.41 per share in a registered direct offering, resulting in total gross proceeds of approximately $6 million, prior to deducting placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses. The offering is expected to close on or about July 1, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.
Lake Street Capital Markets LLC is acting as exclusive placement agent for the registered direct offering.
The shares of common stock were offered pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-229019), which was declared effective by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on February 11, 2019. The Company intends to use the proceeds from the offering to fund clinical research and development, and for general working capital.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sales of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. A prospectus supplement relating to the shares of common stock will be filed by the Company with the SEC. When available, copies of the prospe