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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Editas Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT) today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 6,785,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $16.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions, including 885,000 additional shares of common stock issued upon the exercise in full by the underwriters of their over-allotment option.

All of the shares in the offering were sold by Editas Medicine. The shares began trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on February 3, 2016. Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Cowen and Company acted as lead manager, and JMP Securities acted as co-manager for the offering. A registration statement relating to the securities being sold in this offering was filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This offering was made only by means of a prospectus.

Copies of the final prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, or from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at (866) 803-9204. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the 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 such state or jurisdiction.

About Editas Medicine

Editas Medicine is a leading genome editing company dedicated to treating patients with genetically defined diseases by correcting their disease-causing genes. The company was founded by world leaders in genome editing, and its mission is to translate the promise of genome editing science into a broad class of transformative genomic medicines to benefit the greatest number of patients.