TiGenix : to sell Dutch manufacturing facility to PharmaCell

REGULATED INFORMATION JANUARY 24, 2014 TiGenix to sell Dutch manufacturing facility to PharmaCell Leuven (BELGIUM) - January 24, 2014 - TiGenix (NYSE Euronext: TIG), a leader in the field of cell therapy, announced today that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its state-of-the-art Dutch production facility to PharmaCell B.V for a total consideration of EUR 5.75 million. PharmaCell, a leading European-based contract manufacturing organization active in the area of cell therapy and regenerative medicine, is to acquire the shares of TiGenix's wholly owned subsidiary TiGenix B.V., which holds the Dutch manufacturing facility. Under the terms of the agreement, TiGenix will receive an upfront payment of EUR 3.5 million when the sale becomes effective and a final payment of EUR 750,000 after three years. In addition, ChondroCelect will continue to be manufactured at the facility under a long-term manufacturing agreement, under the terms of which TiGenix will benefit from a cost relief of EUR 1.5 million during the first three years, the largest portion of which will fall in the first year. The sale of TiGenix B.V. is expected to become effective in the coming months. Closing of the transaction is subject to confirmation by the relevant authority that TiGenix B.V. is authorized to produce other products than ChondroCelect, as well as confirmation in respect of the financing of the transaction by PharmaCell. "The agreement with PharmaCell reduces our organizational complexity and eliminates an important part of our fixed costs while keeping intact the continuity of our product supply," said Eduardo Bravo, CEO of TiGenix. "We keep diligently delivering on our action plan and securing the means to be able to execute our strategy." In 2012, TiGenix's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sittard Geleen, the Netherlands, successfully passed cGMP inspection by the Dutch authorities, and obtained approval from the European Medicines Agency for the production of ChondroCelect, the company's commercial cell therapy product for cartilage repair in the knee. For more information: Eduardo Bravo Chief Executive Officer eduardo.bravo@tigenix.com Claudia D'Augusta Chief Financial Officer claudia.daugusta@tigenix.com Hans Herklots Director Investor & Media Relations hans.herklots@tigenix.com +32 16 39 60 97 About TiGenix TiGenix NV (NYSE Euronext Brussels: TIG) is a leading European cell therapy company with a marketed product for cartilage repair, ChondroCelect®, and a strong pipeline with clinical stage allogeneic adult stem cell programs for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. TiGenix is based out of Leuven (Belgium) and has operations in Madrid (Spain), and Sittard-Geleen (the Netherlands). For more information please visit www.tigenix.com. Forward-looking information This document may contain forward-looking statements and estimates with respect to the anticipated future performance of TiGenix and the market in which it operates. Certain of these statements, forecasts and estimates can be recognised by the use of words such as, without limitation, "believes", "anticipates", "expects", "intends", "plans", "seeks", "estimates", "may", "will" and "continue" and similar expressions. They include all matters that are not historical facts. Such statements, forecasts and estimates are based on various assumptions and assessments of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which were deemed reasonable when made but may or may not prove to be correct. Actual events are difficult to predict and may depend upon factors that are beyond TiGenix' control. Therefore, actual results, the financial condition, performance or achievements of TiGenix, or industry results, may turn out to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements, forecasts and estimates. Given these uncertainties, no representations are made as to the accuracy or fairness of such forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates. Furthermore, forward- looking statements, forecasts and estimates only speak as of the date of the publication of this document. TiGenix disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statement, forecast or estimates to reflect any change in TiGenix' expectations with regard thereto, or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement, forecast or estimate is based, except to the extent required by Belgian law. This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: TiGenix via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1756904]