ARCA biopharma Files Shelf Registration Statement

  ARCA biopharma Files Shelf Registration Statement

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- April 4, 2014

ARCA biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABIO), a biopharmaceutical company developing
genetically-targeted therapies for cardiovascular diseases, today announced
that it has filed a universal shelf registration statement with the Securities
and Exchange Commission (SEC) that, if declared effective by the SEC, will
allow the Company to sell, from time to time, up to $75 million of its common
stock, preferred stock, depository shares, debt securities and/or warrants in
one or more offerings. As of the date of this release, the Company has no
specific plans to offer the securities covered by the registration statement
and the Company is not required to offer the securities in the future pursuant
to the registration statement.

The terms of any offering under the registration statement will be established
at the time of the offering. Proceeds from the sale of any securities will be
used for the purposes described in a prospectus supplement filed at the time
of an offering. If and when the SEC declares this registration statement
effective, the Company intends to retire the unused portion of its previous
shelf registration statement that was declared effective by the SEC on April
4, 2011 and is expiring.

A shelf registration statement relating to these securities was filed today
with the SEC but has not yet become effective. Any securities offered by the
Company pursuant to the registration statement may not be sold, nor may offers
to buy the securities be accepted, prior to the time the registration
statement becomes effective. 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
the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale
would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities
laws of any such jurisdiction.

About ARCA biopharma

ARCA biopharma is dedicated to developing genetically-targeted therapies for
cardiovascular diseases. The Company's lead product candidate, Gencaro^TM
(bucindolol hydrochloride), is an investigational, pharmacologically unique
beta-blocker and mild vasodilator being developed for atrial fibrillation.
ARCA has identified common genetic variations that it believes predict
individual patient response to Gencaro, giving it the potential to be the
first genetically-targeted atrial fibrillation prevention treatment. ARCA has
a collaboration with Medtronic, Inc. for support of the GENETIC-AF trial. For
more information please visit www.arcabiopharma.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the
safe harbor provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding,
potential for any future offering of securities, potential timing for any
securities offerings, and the sufficiency of the Company’s capital to support
its operations, the potential for genetic variations to predict individual
patient response to Gencaro, Gencaro’s potential to treat atrial fibrillation,
and the potential for Gencaro to be the first genetically-targeted atrial
fibrillation prevention treatment. Such statements are based on management's
current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results and
performance could differ materially from those projected in the
forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including, without
limitation, the risks and uncertainties associated with: the Company's
financial resources and whether they will be sufficient to meet the Company's
business objectives and operational requirements; results of earlier clinical
trials may not be confirmed in future trials, the protection and market
exclusivity provided by the Company’s intellectual property; risks related to
the drug discovery and the regulatory approval process; and, the impact of
competitive products and technological changes. These and other factors are
identified and described in more detail in ARCA’s filings with the SEC,
including without limitation the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the
year ended December 31, 2013, and subsequent filings. The Company disclaims
any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact:

ARCA biopharma, Inc.
Investor & Media Contact:
Derek Cole, 720-940-2163
derek.cole@arcabiopharma.com
 
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