Applied DNA Announces Pricing of $12 Million Upsized Public Offering, Priced at a Premium to Market Under Nasdaq Rules

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James A. Hayward, Ph.D., Sc.D.

STONY BROOK, N.Y.– Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., (NASDAQ: APDN) (the “Company” or “Applied DNA”), a leader in polymerase chain reaction (“PCR”)-based technologies, today announced the pricing of a public offering of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock (or common stock equivalents in lieu thereof), together with Series A warrants to purchase up to 3,000,000 shares of its common stock and Series B warrants to purchase up to 3,000,000 shares of its common stock at a combined offering price to the public of $4.00 per share (or common stock equivalent) and associated warrants, priced at a premium to market under Nasdaq rules. The Series A warrants will have an exercise price of $4.00 per share, are exercisable immediately upon issuance, and will expire five years following the date of issuance. The Series B warrants will have an exercise price of $4.00 per share, are exercisable immediately upon issuance, and will expire thirteen months following the date of issuance. The closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about August 8, 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as the exclusive placement agent for the offering.

The gross proceeds to the Company from the offering are expected to be $12 million, before deducting the placement agent’s fees and other offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for further development of the Company’s Therapeutic DNA Production and MDx Testing Services, as well as general corporate purposes, which may include research and development expenses, capital expenditures, working capital and general and administrative expenses, and potential acquisitions of or investments in businesses, products and technologies that complement our business, although the Company has no present commitments or agreements to make any such acquisitions or investments.

The securities described above are being offered pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-266223) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which became effective on August 4, 2022 and an additional registration statement filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) which became automatically effective on August 4, 2022.

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

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