Bavarian Nordic Receives Antitrust Clearance for Acquisition of Rabipur/RabAvert and Encepur from GlaxoSmithKline
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 13, 2019 – Bavarian Nordic A/S (OMX: BAVA, OTC: BVNRY) today announced that it has received antitrust clearance in the U.S., Spain and Portugal of its planned acquisition of the two commercial vaccines, Rabipur®/RabAvert® and Encepur®, from GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK), announced on October 21, 2019.
With these clearances, and the recent approval from the Company’s shareholders of a rights issue to fund part of the acquisition, the transaction will now proceed towards closing, expected by December 31, 2019.
For more information about the transaction, see company announcement no. 19/2019.
About Bavarian Nordic
Bavarian Nordic is a fully integrated biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative therapies against infectious diseases and cancer. Using our live virus vaccine platform technology, MVA-BN®, we have created a diverse portfolio of proprietary and partnered product candidates intended to unlock the power of the immune system to improve public health with a focus on high unmet medical needs. In addition to our long-standing collaboration with the U.S. government on the development and supply of medical countermeasures, including the only FDA-approved, non-replicating smallpox vaccine, our infectious disease pipeline comprises a proprietary RSV program as well as vaccine candidates for Ebola, HPV, HBV and HIV, which are developed through a strategic partnership with Janssen. Additionally, we have developed a portfolio of active cancer immunotherapies, designed to alter the disease course by eliciting a robust and broad anti-cancer immune response while maintaining a favorable benefit-risk profile. For more information visit www.bavarian-nordic.com or follow us on Twitter @bavariannordic.
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Rolf Sass Sørensen
Vice President Investor Relations (EU)
Tel: +45 61 77 47 43
Paddock Circle Advisors (US)
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Company Announcement no. 26 / 2019