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Anika Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANIK), a leader in products for tissue protection, healing and repair, based on hyaluronic acid (“HA”) technology, today reported financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012. The company generated record quarterly and full year revenue in 2012.

Management Commentary

“In addition to achieving record quarterly and full year revenue, Anika delivered double-digit revenue and net income growth in the fourth quarter of 2012, concluding an excellent year from both financial and operational perspectives,” said Charles H. Sherwood, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer. “These results were in line with the preliminary financial results we released on January 22, 2013.”

“Our top-line performance continues to be driven by strong demand for Orthovisc, our flagship orthobiologics product,” Sherwood said. “Orthovisc revenue in our U.S. market was up nearly 42% for the full year. Through the strength of our partner Depuy Mitek’s marketing activities over the past year, Orthovisc closed 2012 as the market leader in the U.S. multi-injection segment and the number two U.S. brand in viscosupplementation overall. On the bottom line, growing revenue, coupled with operating efficiencies, have enabled us to drive continued growth in income from operations and generate robust cash flow. Our financial performance remains strong despite a one time restructuring charge in the fourth quarter implemented to strengthen our business and refocus our development programs.”

“We have made progress in our efforts to secure U.S. regulatory approval for Monovisc ®,” said Sherwood. “Subsequent to our Monovisc announcement on December 4, 2012, we completed an encouraging discussion with the FDA in January 2013 to determine our next steps. We followed up on that discussion by submitting a new PMA amendment incorporating existing data.”

“The year 2012 was successful for Anika, and we are well-positioned for further success in 2013,” Sherwood said. “Demand for Orthovisc is growing. We continue to streamline our operations and improve our manufacturing capabilities, and we are excited about our product pipeline. Anika is evolving from an HA biomaterials company into a products company focused on promising new medical solutions, and a company dedicated to capturing more of the value we have created by enhancing our capabilities in commercialization. We look forward to reporting our progress as the rest of 2013 unfolds.”

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