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Anacor Pharma Prices Public Offering Of 3.13 Mln Shares At $6.39/shr

Anacor Pharmaceuticals (ANAC: Quote) announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 3.13 million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $6.39 per share for gross proceeds of $20.0 million.

Anacor has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 15 percent of the shares of common stock offered in the public offering to cover over-allotments.

The company said it expects to use the net proceeds from the sale of the shares for research and development activities, working capital and general corporate purposes. All of the shares in the offering will be sold by Anacor. The offering is expected to close on May 1, 2013, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Cowen and Company, LLC is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering. Canaccord Genuity Inc. and Wedbush Securities Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering.

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