Versartis Announces Pricing of Follow-On Offering

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Versartis, Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAR), an endocrine-focused biopharmaceutical company, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 4,347,826 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $17.25 per share. In addition, Versartis has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 652,173 additional shares of common stock. The offering is expected to close on January 27, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

Citigroup and Credit Suisse are acting as joint book-running managers and representatives of the underwriters for the offering. Cowen and Company is also acting as a joint book-running manager. Canaccord Genuity and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey are acting as co-managers.

A registration statement related to the offering was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on January 21, 2015.

The offering is being made only by means of a written prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement. A copy of the final prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained, when available, from Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, by email at or by phone at (800) 831-9146, from Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, by email at or by toll-free call to (800) 221-1037, or from Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by calling 631-274-2806, or by faxing 631-254-7140.

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

About Versartis, Inc.
Versartis, Inc. is an endocrine-focused biopharmaceutical company initially developing VRS-317, a novel, long-acting form of recombinant human growth hormone, for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency (GHD). VRS-317 is intended to reduce the burden of daily injection therapy by requiring significantly fewer injections, potentially improving compliance and therefore treatment outcomes. The Company completed the Phase 2a stage of a Phase 1b/2a trial evaluating weekly, semi-monthly and monthly dosing regimens of VRS-317 in children with GHD in June 2014 and began a global Phase 3 registration study in GHD children in January 2015. Further information on Versartis can be found at


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