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Nasdaq Stockholm Welcomes Ascelia Pharma to the Main Market

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Stockholm, March 13, 2019 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announces that Ascelia Pharma AB (short name: ACE), a small cap company within the health care sector, today will start trading of its shares on the main market of Nasdaq Stockholm. Ascelia Pharma is the 1st company to list on the Nasdaq Stockholm main market and the 5th company to list on Nasdaq’s Nordic markets* in 2019.

Ascelia Pharma is an oncology-dedicated drug development company focused on the development of novel drugs to improve the life expectancy and quality of life for people living with cancer. The company’s strategy is to develop and make available to patients a portfolio of differentiated, underappreciated and de-risked product candidates addressing unmet medical needs in cancer and cancer-related diseases. Ascelia Pharma is headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, and is fully focused on two clinical-stage product candidates under development: Mangoral and Oncoral. For more information, please visit www.ascelia.com.

“We are very pleased and proud of the interest that many quality investors have shown in our company,” said Magnus Corfitzen, CEO of Ascelia Pharma. “As a listed company going forward, we will now continue our work by completing the clinical Phase III study and begin commercial preparations for our leading product candidate Mangoral. We can now also commence the Phase II preparations for our second product candidate, Oncoral.”

“We are excited to welcome Ascelia Pharma to the Nasdaq Stockholm main market,” said Adam Kostyál, SVP and Head of European listings at Nasdaq. “Ascelia Pharma joins our strong health care sector and we look forward to supporting the team on their continued journey as a publicly listed company.”

*Main markets and Nasdaq First North at Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm.

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Erik Granström
+46 73 449 78 07
erik.granstrom@nasdaq.com

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