Dyadic International Purchases 2.36 Million Shares of Its Common Stock From Pinnacle


JUPITER, Fla., Jan. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dyadic International, Inc.  (OTCQX:DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on further improving and leveraging the patented and proprietary C1 expression system to help speed up the development and production of biologic vaccines and drugs at flexible commercial scales, today announced that it entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with Pinnacle Family Office Investments L.P (“Pinnacle”) effective as of January 11, 2017 pursuant to which Dyadic will repurchase an aggregate of 2,363,590 shares of its common stock at $1.54 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $3,639,929. The closing is expected to occur on January 20, 2017. Upon repurchase, the shares will be treated by Dyadic as treasury stock. Subsequent to the repurchase, Pinnacle will continue to own approximately 2.1 million common shares of Dyadic.

About Dyadic International, Inc.

Dyadic International, Inc. is a global biotechnology company which is developing what it believes will be a potentially significant biopharmaceutical protein production system based on the fungus Myceliopthora thermophila, nicknamed C1. The C1 microorganism, which enables the development and large scale manufacture of low cost proteins, has the potential to be further developed into a safe and efficient expression system that may help speed up the development, production and performance of biologic vaccines and drugs at flexible commercial scales. Dyadic is using the C1 technology and other technologies to conduct research, development and commercial activities for the development and manufacturing of human and animal vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, biosimilars and/or biobetters, and other therapeutic proteins. Dyadic pursues research and development collaborations, licensing arrangements and other commercial opportunities with its partners and collaborators to leverage the value and benefits of these technologies in developing and manufacturing biopharmaceuticals which these technologies help produce. In particular, as the aging population grows in developed and undeveloped countries, Dyadic believes the C1 technology may help bring biologic drugs to market faster, in greater volumes, at lower cost, and with new properties to drug developers and manufacturers and, hopefully, improve access and cost to patients and the healthcare system, but most importantly saving lives.

Please visit Dyadic’s website at http://www.dyadic.com for additional information, including details regarding Dyadic’s plans for its biopharmaceutical business.

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