SEATTLE and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 7, 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 the closing of an underwritten public offering of 2,472,500 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $7.00, for total  gross proceeds of $17.3 million, prior to deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. This includes the full exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option to purchase an additional 322,500 shares of common stock.

Achieve intends to use the proceeds from the offering to fund its Phase 3 ORCA-2 trial, clinical research and development, as well as for working capital and general corporate purposes. The capital from this financing extends the Company’s cash runway into mid-2022.

Lake Street Capital Markets LLC acted as the sole bookrunning manager in the offering. Maxim Group LLC served as the co-manager.

The securities described above were offered pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-250074), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on December 2, 2020.

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 final prospectus relating to this offering was filed by Achieve with the SEC. Copies of the final prospectus can be obtained at the SEC’s website at or from Lake Street Capital Markets LLC, Prospectus Department, 920 Second Avenue South, Suite 700, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 or by email at

About Achieve and Cytisinicline
Tobacco use is currently the leading cause of preventable death that is responsible for more than eight million deaths worldwide. and nearly half a million deaths in the U.S. annually.[1][2] More than 87% of lung cancer deaths, 61% of all pulmonary disease