VANCOUVER, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Allon Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: NPC) announced today that its previously announced strategic review has generated a number of different strategic alternatives and opportunities that are being actively evaluated. The Company is aggressively managing ongoing operating expenses. This strategic review process includes considering all reasonable options for exploiting Allon's assets as well as securing additional financing.
In addition, the Company has been informed by the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") that the TSX is reviewing the eligibility for continued listing of Allon's common shares on the TSX. The market value of Allon's listed equity has declined to less than the required $3.0 million for a period of 30 consecutive days. Based on the strategic review Allon believes that a transaction, or series of transactions, are achievable that will allow the Company to maintain its TSX listing and maximize the value of the Company's assets.
The Company is being reviewed under the TSX's Remedial Review Process and has been granted 120 days to comply with all requirements for continued listing. If the Company is unable to demonstrate on or before May 30, 2013 that it meets all TSX requirements for continued listing, the Company's securities will be delisted 30 days from such date.
At this time, Allon intends to defend its listing. However, no assurances can be given that the Company will be able to satisfactorily resolve the issues which have led to the review and continue to meet all other listing obligations and as a result, the Company's securities may be delisted.
Allon Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on bringing to market innovative central nervous system therapies. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "NPC".
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among others, the inherent uncertainty involved in scientific research and drug development, Allon's early stage of development, lack of product revenues, its additional capital requirements, the risks associated with successful completion of clinical trials and the long lead-times and high costs associated with obtaining regulatory approval to market any product which Allon may eventually develop. Other risk factors include the limited protections afforded by intellectual property rights, rapid technology and product obsolescence in a highly competitive environment and Allon's dependence on collaborative partners and contract research organizations. Examples of forward looking statements in this press release include statements regarding the Company's strategic review process and the ability of the Company to complete a transaction, or series of transactions, that will allow the Company to meet all TSX continued listing requirements. These factors can be reviewed in Allon's public filings at www.sedar.com and should be considered carefully. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Similarly, nothing in this press release is meant to promote a pharmaceutical product or make a regulated claim of efficacy.
SOURCE: Allon Therapeutics Inc.
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