Following the acquisition, Chatham will maintain its licensing and development relationship with Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc. (AskBio) on the development of novel hemophilia therapeutic gene therapy candidates using the Biological Nano Particle (BNP™) platform. AskBio is involved with the development of its proprietary BNP TM gene-delivery platform technology for therapeutics targeting diseases in the heart, CNS, muscle, ocular and liver tissues.About Baxter in Hemophilia Baxter has more than 60 years’ experience in hemophilia and has introduced a number of therapeutic firsts for hemophilia patients. Baxter has the broadest portfolio of hemophilia treatments in the industry and is able to meet individual therapy choices, providing a range of options at each treatment stage. The company's work focuses on optimizing hemophilia care and improving the lives of people worldwide living with bleeding disorders. About Baxter International Inc. Baxter International Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets products that save and sustain the lives of people with hemophilia, immune disorders, cancer, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma and other chronic and acute medical conditions. As a global, diversified healthcare company, Baxter applies a unique combination of expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to create products that advance patient care worldwide. About Chatham Therapeutics, LLC. Chatham Therapeutics, LLC (Chatham) is a privately held clinical development-stage biotechnology company engaged in the development of novel, gene therapy-mediated treatments for hemophilia. The company is currently engaged in gene therapy-based therapeutic programs for both hemophilia A and B. For additional information on AskBio, visit AskBio's Web site at http://www.askbio.com. This release includes forward-looking statements concerning an agreement entered into by the company to acquire certain developmental gene therapy programs for hemophilia through the acquisition of Chatham Therapeutics, LLC, including expectations regarding upfront and other future payments, on-going clinical trials and Baxter's R&D pipeline. The statements are based on assumptions about many important factors, including the following, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements: satisfaction of regulatory and other requirements; actions of regulatory bodies and other governmental authorities; clinical trial results; changes in laws and regulations; product quality or patient safety issues; and other risks identified in Baxter's most recent filings on Form 10-K and other SEC filings, all of which are available on Baxter's website. Baxter does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.