Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

January 07, 2013 08:00 ET

Thallion Announces Positive Outcome in Final Arbitration of TLN-232 License Agreement

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 7, 2013) - Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TLN) ("Thallion") today announced that it received a binding, final award (the "Final Award") from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration regarding the dispute with the licensor of TLN-232, Expergen GmbH Drug Development ("Expergen"). Pursuant to the Final Award, the Arbitral Tribunal concluded, among other things, that all claims for damages by Expergen against Thallion have been rejected. Thallion will not bear any new costs in respect of the arbitration, other than the legal expenses incurred to date, a portion of which the Arbitral Tribunal ordered Expergen to reimburse to Thallion.

"We are extremely pleased with the positive outcome of these arbitration proceedings," said Dr. Allan Mandelzys, CEO of Thallion. "The Final Award confirms our initial position that no damages were suffered by Expergen as a result of the termination of the license agreement."

About Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TLN) is a biotechnology company developing pharmaceutical products in the areas of infectious disease and oncology. The Company's clinical programs include Shigamabs® and TLN-4601, a novel anti-cancer therapy. Shigamabs® is a dual antibody product being evaluated in a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacterial infections. Additional information about Thallion can be obtained at www.thallion.com.

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