Transition Therapeutics Announces Closing of Private Placement Equity Financing

TORONTO, June 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Transition Therapeutics Inc. ("Transition" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: TTHI) (TSX: TTH) announced that it has closed its previously announced private placement through which 3,195,487 units of the Company were purchased by Jack W. Schuler, Larry N. Feinberg, Oracle Investment Management, certain Transition Board members, management and other existing shareholders.   Gross proceeds of the private placement totalled US$17 million.

As previously announced, each unit consists of one common share, and 0.61 of a common share purchase warrant with a purchase price of US$7.10 per whole warrant.   Each whole warrant will entitle the holder, within two years, to purchase one additional common share in the capital of the Company.  If and when all of the warrants are exercised, the Company will realize an additional US$13.8 million in proceeds.

These securities have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the Act or unless an exemption from registration is available. 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 State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Transition

Transition is a biopharmaceutical company, developing novel therapeutics for disease indications with large markets. The Company's lead CNS drug candidate is ELND005 for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome.  Transition's lead metabolic drug candidate is TT-401 (LY2944876) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and accompanying obesity. The Company's shares are listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol "TTHI" and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "TTH". For additional information about the Company, please visit www.transitiontherapeutics.com.

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For further information on Transition, visit www.transitiontherapeutics.com or contact:
Dr. Tony Cruz
Chief Executive Officer
Transition Therapeutics Inc.
Phone: 416-260-7770, x.223
tcruz@transitiontherapeutics.com