TARGOVAX ASA - APPROVAL AND PUBLICATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL PROSPECTUS
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Oslo, 23 May 2019: Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement by Targovax ASA (OSE:TRVX) ("Targovax" or the "Company") on 8 May 2019, regarding the completion of the enrollment of the ONCOS-102 trial in pleural mesothelioma and the announcements on 23 May 2019 regarding median and three-year overall survival for TG01 trial in resected pancreatic cancer and the decision to focus fully on the Company's ONCOS oncolytic virus program going forward.
The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Nw.: Finanstilsynet) has today approved a supplemental prospectus dated 23 May 2019 (the "Supplemental Prospectus") to the Company's prospectus dated 27 March 2019, as amended by a supplemental prospectus dated 12 April 2019 (the "Prospectus"). The information contained in the Supplemental Prospectus shall be considered an integral part of, and is to be read together with, the Prospectus.
Subscribers that have subscribed for offer shares before the publication of the Supplemental Prospectus have the right to withdraw their subscription within two days after the publication of the Supplemental Prospectus, cf. Section 7-21(2) of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act (i.e. prior to 16:30 hours (CEST) on 27 May 2019) (including for subscriptions made through the VPS online subscription system). Such withdrawal is made by contacting the Manager.
The Prospectus and the Supplemental Prospectus are available on the following websites: www.targovax.com and www.dnb.no/emisjoner. Hard copies of the Prospectus and the Supplemental Prospectus may also be obtained at the offices of Targovax ASA, Lilleakerveien 2 C, 0283 Oslo, Norway or by contacting DNB Markets at +47 23 26 81 01.
For further information, please contact:
Torbjørn Furuseth, CFO
Phone: +47 932 11 101
Activating the patient's immune system to fight cancer
Targovax (OSE:TRVX) is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing immune activators to target hard-to-treat solid tumors. Immuno-oncology is currently one of the fastest growing therapeutic fields in medicine.
Targovax's lead product candidate, ONCOS-102, is a genetically modified oncolytic adenovirus, which has been engineered to selectively infect and replicate in cancer cells. It has been shown to activate the immune system to generate tumor-specific immune responses. In phase I trials, ONCOS-102 induced both local and systemic innate and adaptive immune activation, which has been associated with clinical benefit. ONCOS-102's targeted path-to-market indication is mesothelioma, where the virus is currently being tested in a randomized phase II trial. Another trial, in checkpoint inhibitor refractory advanced melanoma, is expected to produce important proof-of-concept immune activation data in heavily pre-treated patients.
These materials do not constitute an offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities of the Company in the United States or any other jurisdiction. The securities of the Company may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"). The securities of the Company have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act. Any sale in the United States of the securities mentioned in this communication will be made solely to "qualified institutional buyers" as defined in Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act. No public offering of the securities will be made in the United States.
In any EEA Member State, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such EEA Member State. The expression "Prospectus Directive" means Directive 2003/71/EC as amended (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State.
In the United Kingdom, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at Qualified Investors who (i) are investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the "Order") or (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). These materials are directed only at Relevant Persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons.
Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons. Persons distributing this communication must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so.
Matters discussed in this announcement may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "intends", "may", "should", "will" and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions.
Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as at its date, and are subject to change without notice.
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Neither the Manager nor any of its respective affiliates makes any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of this announcement and none of them accepts any responsibility for the contents of this announcement or any matters referred to herein.
This announcement is for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon in substitution for the exercise of independent judgment. It is not intended as investment advice and under no circumstances is it to be used or considered as an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a recommendation to buy or sell any securities of the Company. Neither the Manager nor any of its affiliates accepts any liability arising from the use of this announcement.
Each of the Company, the Manager and their respective affiliates expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update, review or revise any statement contained in this announcement whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
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This information is subject to disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.