MONTREAL, Oct. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This press release is being disseminated as required by the early warning requirements of applicable Canadian securities laws. Paul Averback MD announces today that he has sold in a private transaction for financial planning purposes 372,866 common shares of Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation ("Nymox") for a total consideration of $2,400,000 US ($2,479,902 CDN). The sale represents approximately 1.1 % of the shares of Nymox issued and outstanding. As a result of this sale, Dr. Averback continues to own and control 11,402,048 shares of Nymox or approximately 33.1 % of the shares of Nymox issued and outstanding. An additional 607,031 shares of Nymox (approximately 1.8 %) are owned by a family trust of which Dr. Averback is a trustee. Dr. Averback is subject to the early warning requirements for this transaction because he is a control person of Nymox by virtue of the fact that he owns more than 20% of the outstanding shares of Nymox. The sale relies on the prospectus exemption contained in Section 2.3 of Regulation 45-106 - Prospectus and Registration Exemptions. Nymox's common shares are listed on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol "NYMX".

To obtain a copy of the applicable securities report to be filed in connection with the matters set forth above, please contact:

Paul Averback c/o Alain Fournier Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP 1000 De La Gauchetière West Suite 2100 Montrèal, Québec H3B 4W5

Tel : (514) 904-5390