TARGOVAX ASA – APPROVAL AND PUBLICATION OF PROSPECTUS

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Oslo, 19 October 2020: Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement by Targovax ASA (OSE:TRVX) (“Targovax” or the “Company”), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing oncolytic viruses to target hard-to-treat solid tumors, on 14 October 2020 regarding the successfully completed private placement of new shares in the Company, raising gross proceeds of approximately NOK 75 million (the “Private Placement”).

Approved prospectus and publication:

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Nw.: Finanstilsynet) has today, on 19 October 2020, approved a prospectus prepared by the Company in connection with the listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange of the 10,344,828 new shares pertaining to the Private Placement (the “Private Placement Shares”), which comprises a registration document, a securities note and a summary (jointly, the “Prospectus”).

Subject to applicable local securities law, the Prospectus will be made available at the website of the Company (www.targovax.no) no later than at 08:00 (CEST) tomorrow, on 20 October 2020.

The private placement shares:

The share capital increase pertaining to the Private Placement Shares is expected to be registered with the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises on or about 21 October 2020, and the Private Placement Shares are expected to be listed and tradable on the Oslo Stock Exchange later on the same date.

For further information, please contact:

Øystein Soug, CEO
Phone: +47 906 56 525
Email: oystein.soug@targovax.com

About Targovax

Activating the patient’s immune system to fight cancer.

Targovax (OSE:TRVX) is a clinical stage immuno-oncology company developing oncolytic viruses to target hard-to-treat solid tumors. Targovax’ lead product candidate, ONCOS-102, is a genetically modified oncolytic adenovirus, which has been engineered to selectively infect cancer cells and activate the immune system to fight the cancer.

ONCOS-102 is currently being tested in mesothelioma, melanoma and peritoneal malignancies and has already shown promising clinical results both as monotherapy and in combination with chemotherapy, and a checkpoint inhibitor.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

These materials do not constitute an offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities of the Company in the United States or any other jurisdiction. The securities of the Company may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”). The securities of the Company have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act. Any sale in the United States of the securities mentioned in this communication will be made solely to “qualified institutional buyers” as defined in Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act. No public offering of the securities will be made in the United States.

In any EEA Member State, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such EEA Member State. The expression “Prospectus Regulation” means Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State).

In the United Kingdom, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at Qualified Investors who (i) are investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the “Order”) or (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) (all such persons together being referred to as “Relevant Persons”). These materials are directed only at Relevant Persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons. Persons distributing this communication must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so.

Matters discussed in this announcement may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intends”, “may”, “should”, “will” and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as at its date, and are subject to change without notice.

This announcement is made by and, and is the responsibility of, the Company. The Joint Bookrunners are acting exclusively for the Company and no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients, or for advice in relation to the contents of this announcement or any of the matters referred to herein.

Neither the Joint Bookrunners nor any of their respective affiliates makes any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of this announcement and none of them accepts any responsibility for the contents of this announcement or any matters referred to herein.

This announcement is for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon in substitution for the exercise of independent judgment. It is not intended as investment advice and under no circumstances is it to be used or considered as an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a recommendation to buy or sell any securities of the Company. Neither the Joint Bookrunners nor any of their respective affiliates accepts any liability arising from the use of this announcement.

Any public offering of the securities referred to in this announcement will be made by means of an offering prospectus. This announcement is an advertisement and is not a prospectus for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on prospectuses to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market, and repealing Directive 2003/71/EC (as amended) as implemented in any Member State. Any offering of shares in a subsequent offering completed in connection with the Private Placement, if any, will be made by means of an offering prospectus. Investors should not subscribe for any shares in a subsequent offering, if any, except on the basis of information contained in the aforementioned prospectus, if a prospectus is published. The Prospectus and any prospectus to be prepared in connection with a subsequent offering will be made available at the Company’s website, www.targovax.com.

Each of the Company, the Joint Bookrunners and their respective affiliates expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update, review or revise any statement contained in this announcement whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

The distribution of this announcement and other information may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions. Persons into whose possession this announcement or such other information should come are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.