Active Biotech AB – Year-end report January – December 2019

Fourth quarter in brief

  • The first patient in the Phase 1b/2 study of naptumomab estafenatox in combination with a checkpoint inhibitor in solid tumors was dosed
  • Preclinical data on naptumomab estafenatox were presented at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s 34th Annual Meeting

Other significant events during the January-December period

  • Active Biotech’s partner NeoTX entered into a clinical collaboration with AstraZeneca to evaluate naptumomab estafenatox in combination with IMFINZI® (durvalumab) in the Phase 1b/2 study
  • A patent regarding tasquinimod treatment of acute leukemia was granted in the US
  • Active Biotech completed the sale of the property, Forskaren 1, to Estea AB on April 5, 2019. The purchase price amounted to SEK 275 M, equal to its book value and generated an approx. SEK 70 M liquidity injection.
  • Michael Shalmi was elected Chairman of the Board and Uli Hacksell as Board member at the Annual General Meeting on May 23, 2019
  • An evaluation of the company’s clinical and commercial assets was initiated

Events after the end of the period

Financial summary

SEK M Oct-Dec Jan-Dec
  2019   2018 2019 2018
Net sales 0,9 4,8 8.4 20.1
Operating loss -11.2 -7.1 -32.3 -29.8
Loss after tax -11.2 -8.9 -34.1 -36.9
Earnings per share (SEK) -0,08 -0,06 -0,24 -0,27
Cash and cash equivalents (at close of period) 59.7 25.6

For further information, please contact:

Helén Tuvesson, CEO
Tel: +46 (0)46 19 21 56

Hans Kolam, CFO
Tel: +46 (0)46 19 20 44

Active Biotech AB
(Corp. Reg. No. 556223-9227)
Box 724, SE-220 07 Lund
Tel: +46 (0)46 19 20 00

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Active Biotech is obligated to make public the information contained in this interim report pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. This information was provided to the media, through the agency of the contact person set out above, for publication on February 6, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. CET.

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