Nordic Nanovector ASA applies for listing of its shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange


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Oslo, 29 January 2015: The Board of Directors of Nordic Nanovector ASA (“Nordic Nanovector” or the “Company”) has submitted an application for listing of its shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Completion of the initial public offering (the “IPO”) will be subject to receiving the relevant approvals from the Oslo Stock Exchange as well as the prevailing equity capital market conditions. Pre-marketing of the IPO is expected to commence during the first quarter of 2015.

The Company plans to hold an investor meeting during the first quarter of 2015 whereby it will provide an update on the Company’s development as well as more information with respect to the contemplated IPO. Details on exact timing and venue of the meeting will be announced in due course.

Nordic Nanovector was established in 2009 and has its main office and laboratories in Oslo, Norway. The Company aspires to become a leading provider of Antibody-Radionuclide-Conjugate (“ARC”) clinical solutions, to address major unmet medical needs and to advance cancer care through its innovative therapy programs and patented technologies. The Company intends to directly commercialize its product candidates, by creating a differentiated and specific positioning, investing in cross-specialty collaboration and medical education. The Company is also committed to continue developing the ARC pipeline leveraging on its proprietary nanovector targeting technology.

The Company’s lead product candidate, Betalutin™, is an Antibody-Radionuclide-Conjugate that aims to prolong the survival and improve the quality of life of patients who suffer from non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (“NHL”), a life-threatening blood cancer with a high unmet medical need. The product candidate is currently undergoing a Phase I/II clinical trial for treatment of relapsed NHL.

Listing of the shares on a regulated market is a natural step in the Company’s development that will enhance the Company’s visibility among investors, clients and partners, ensure organized and regulated trading of its shares as well as provide access to capital markets.

ABG Sundal Collier and DNB Markets (a part of DNB Bank ASA) are acting as Joint Global Coordinators and ABG Sundal Collier, Carnegie and DNB Markets are acting as Joint Bookrunners in the contemplated IPO.

Contacts:
Luigi Costa, CEO
Cell:    (41) 79 124 8601
Fax:    (47) 22 58 00 07
E-mail: lcosta@nordicnanovector.com

Tone Kvåle, CFO
Cell:    (47) 91 51 95 76
Fax:    (47) 22 58 00 07
E-mail: tkvale@nordicnanovector.com
Further information about the Company can be found at www.nordicnanovector.com.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
United States
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European Economic Area
Any offering of securities will be made by means of a prospectus to be published that may be obtained from the issuer or selling security holder, once published, and that will contain detailed information about the Company and its management, as well as financial statements.

These materials are an advertisement and not a prospectus for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State, the “Prospectus Directive”). Investors should not subscribe for any securities referred to in these materials except on the basis of information contained in the prospectus.

In any EEA Member State other than Norway (from the time the prospectus has been approved by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway, in its capacity as the competent authority in Norway, and published in accordance with the Prospectus Directive as implemented in Norway) that has implemented the Prospectus Directive, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at “qualified investors” in that Member State within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive (“Qualified Investors”), i.e., only to investors to whom an offer of securities may be made without the requirement for the Company to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive in such EEA Member State.

United Kingdom
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Luigi Costa, CEO
Cell:    (41) 79 124 8601 
Fax:    (47) 22 58 00 07
E-mail: lcosta@nordicnanovector.com

Tone Kvåle, CFO
Cell:    (47) 91 51 95 76
Fax:    (47) 22 58 00 07
E-mail: tkvale@nordicnanovector.com

About Nordic Nanovector ASA (ticker: NANO on NOTC)
Nordic Nanovector ASA is a privately held company established in 2009. The company is developing innovative radioimmunotherapeutics to treat non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) and other difficult to treat cancers. Nordic Nanovector intends to commercialise its product candidates through strategic alliances and partnerships with experienced oncology businesses and by establishing its own sales and marketing capabilities in selected markets. The company is based and has offices and laboratories in Oslo, Norway.

The company’s lead product candidate, Betalutin™, is a radioimmunotherapeutic that aims to prolong and improve the quality of life of people who suffer from NHL. Further information can be found at: www.nordicnanovector.com.

About non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
NHL is a life-threatening blood cancer that originates in lymphocytes and spreads and develops in lymph nodes and other lymphoid tissues. The incidence rate of NHL worldwide has been dramatically increasing over the past decades and NHL is today the 10th most commonly diagnosed cancer and is associated to a high mortality rate. Despite recent improvements in available therapies, there is still a high unmet medical need. NHL market is expected to grow by 7% annually for the next four years to exceed USD 12 billion in 2018 worldwide.

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About Nordic Nanovector ASA Nordic Nanovector is committed to develop and deliver innovative therapies to patients to address major unmet medical needs and advance cancer care. The company aspires to become a leader in the development of targeted therapies for haematological cancers.Nordic Nanovector’s lead clinical-stage candidate is Betalutin®, a novel CD37-targeting Antibody-Radionuclide-Conjugates (ARC) designed to advance the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL). NHL is an indication with substantial unmet medical need, representing a growing market forecast to be worth nearly USD 20 billion by 2024.The Company aims to rapidly develop Betalutin®, alone and in combination with other therapies, for the treatment of major types of NHL, targeting first regulatory submission in relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma in 1H 2019. Nordic Nanovector intends to retain marketing rights and to actively participate in the commercialisation of Betalutin® in core markets.The Company is also advancing a pipeline of ARCs and other immunotherapies for multiple cancer indications.Further information about the Company can be found at www.nordicnanovector.com

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