|Title:||New Exploratory Alzheimer's Drug ANAVEX 2-73: Assessment of Safety and|
|Cognitive Performance in a Phase 2a Study in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's|
|Date/Time:||Saturday, November 7, 2015|
|9:45 a.m. Central European Time (3:45 a.m. Eastern Time)|
|Location:||Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia, Barcelona, Spain|
Additional information regarding the ongoing Phase 2a clinical trial is available from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinical trials database at www.clinicaltrials.gov.About ANAVEX 2-73 ANAVEX 2-73 is the investigational drug in the Phase 2a trial and is the Company's lead investigational oral treatment for Alzheimer's. It targets sigma-1 and muscarinic receptors, which is believed through upstream action to reduce protein misfolding, beta amyloid, tau and inflammation. Preclinical data indicates that ANAVEX 2-73 has the potential to prevent, halt and/or reverse the course of Alzheimer's disease. About Anavex Life Sciences Corp. Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (OTCQX:AVXL) is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of novel drug candidates to treat Alzheimer's disease, other central nervous system (CNS) diseases, pain, and various types of cancer. Anavex's lead drug candidate, ANAVEX 2-73, is currently in a Phase 2a clinical trial for Alzheimer's disease. Initial positive data was presented at AAIC 2015. Full PART A data and preliminary PART B data is expected by year end. ANAVEX 2-73 is an orally available drug candidate that targets sigma-1 and muscarinic receptors and successfully completed Phase 1 with a clean data profile. Preclinical studies demonstrated its potential to halt and/or reverse the course of Alzheimer's disease. It has also exhibited anticonvulsant, anti-amnesic, neuroprotective and anti-depressant properties indicating its potential to treat additional CNS disorders. Further information is available at www.anavex.com. Forward-Looking Statements Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature are forward-looking statements. These statements are only predictions based on current information and expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected in any of such statements due to various factors, including the risks set forth in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and Anavex Life Sciences Corp. undertakes no obligation to revise or update this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.