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Bavarian Nordic Announces 2011 Full Year Results

KVISTGAARD, Denmark, March 8, 2012 - Bavarian Nordic A/S (OMX: BAVA) today published its 2011 Annual Report. The 2011 financial statements show improved revenue, result before tax and year-end cash preparedness compared to the announced outlook for the year. Revenue was DKK 524 million, compared with a guidance of DKK 500 million. The revenue was primarily generated from the deliveries of four million doses of IMVAMUNE® to the US health authorities. The Group recorded a loss before tax of DKK 296 million, compared with a guided loss of DKK 350 million. The improved financial result was due to costs that were lower than anticipated, mainly related to a slight delay in the initiation of the PROSTVAC® Phase 3 trial, as well as ordinary cost-saving initiatives. At year-end 2011, the cash preparedness was DKK 704 million, compared with the latest upgraded guidance of DKK 650 million.

For 2012, Bavarian Nordic expects revenue at the level of DKK 850 million and a pre-tax loss at the level of DKK 200 million. The revenue will primarily be generated from deliveries of seven million doses IMVAMUNE® to the US Strategic National Stockpile. The cash preparedness at year-end is expected to be roughly DKK 350 million.

Group key figures are found at the end of this announcement. The full financial statements for 2011 are available in the annual report which can be downloaded from the Company's website: www.bavarian-nordic.com

Anders Hedegaard, President & CEO of Bavarian Nordic said: "2011 was a year of substantial achievements, making it among the best operational years in our history. We met our two major objectives for the year: initiating Phase 3 trials with PROSTVAC® and delivering four million doses of IMVAMUNE®smallpox vaccines to the USA after a successful scale-up of production. The year, however also presented us with the challenge to fund the Phase 3 development of PROSTVAC®."

Significant achievements in 2011 and up to the reporting date

  • Initiated the pivotal Phase 3 trial of PROSTVAC® in metastatic prostate cancer
  • Delivered four million doses IMVAMUNE® to the US Strategic National Stockpile
  • Received a USD 25 million milestone payment under the US government contract after a successful scale-up of production
  • Phase 3 protocol for IMVAMUNE® agreed with the FDA
  • Extended the contract for development of freeze-dried IMVAMUNE® to a total value of USD 94 million
  • IMVAMUNE® delivery contracts signed with Denmark and an another European NATO country
  • Raised nearly DKK 700 million in a rights issue through the placement of new shares with both existing shareholders as well as new, international healthcare specialist investors
  • Expanded the cancer pipeline through expanded collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) which included rights to new cancer vaccine product candidates (CV-301) for multiple cancer indications
  • Marketing authorization application for IMVAMUNE® submitted to the Canadian health authorities
  • Marketing authorization application for IMVANEX®(IMVAMUNE®) submitted to the European health authorities in February 2012

Selected, upcoming milestones

  • Deliver seven million doses IMVAMUNE® to the US Strategic National Stockpile (2012)
  • Phase 2 data for CV-301 in breast cancer (H2, 2012)
  • Initiate Phase 3 trial of IMVAMUNE® (H2, 2012)
  • Initiate Phase 2 study for the freeze-dried IMVAMUNE® (H1, 2013)
  • Approval of MAA in Canada for IMVAMUNE® (2012)

Changes to financial calendar for 2012

The company has moved its reporting date for the first quarterly results 2012 to 22 May 2012.

Webcast and conference call

The Company will a conference call today at 3.30 pm CET (9.30 am EST). President and CEO, Anders Hedegaard will present the annual results. The accompanying presentation is available on the company's website: www.bavarian-nordic.com/ar2011. Additional participants from Bavarian Nordic are Reiner Laus, Executive Vice President and Division President Cancer Vaccines, Paul Chaplin, Executive Vice President and Division President Infectious Diseases, Ole Larsen, CFO and Rolf Sass Sørensen, Vice President Investor Relations. Dial-in numbers for the conference calls are:  UK: +44 (0)20 7162 0077. USA: +1 334 323 6201. For additional countries and further details please visit www.bavarian-nordic.com/ar2011.