Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH)(TSX:AUP) ("Aurinia" or the "Company") has released its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016. Amounts, unless specified otherwise, are expressed in U.S. dollars. Aurinia plans to initiate a single, Phase 3 clinical trial (AURORA) whose design is consistent with that of the ongoing AURA clinical trial. The totality of data from both trials will serve as the basis for a New Drug Application (NDA) submission following completion of the Phase 3 trial, and the Company is focusing its efforts on finalizing the study protocol and regulatory submissions in parallel with site selection, making the necessary investments now to ensure the team has the tools to execute a successful clinical trial. "We have made exceptional progress over the last few months announcing the first global clinical trial in LN to meet its primary and all secondary endpoints," said Charles Rowland, CEO of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals. "Additionally, the recent selection of the AURA Phase 2b results for late-breaking presentations by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is a testament to the hard work executed by our world-class clinical team. We look forward to advancing voclosporin into Phase 3 for the treatment of LN and pursuing our goal of helping patients living with this devastating disease." Operational HighlightsFDA End of Phase 2 Meeting Update On November 2, 2016, the Company announced its plans for a single Phase 3 clinical trial for voclosporin in the treatment of lupus nephritis (LN). Pursuant to its recent End of Phase 2 meeting with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Rheumatology Products, Aurinia believes this Phase 3 clinical trial whose design is consistent with the ongoing AURA study, will support a New Drug Application (NDA) submission. Preparations are underway for the Phase 3 AURORA trial, which is planned to initiate in Q2 2017.