Valneva Wins "Fastest Growing Listed Company" Tech 50 Award for France by Deloitte    

LYON, France, Nov. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Valneva SE ("Valneva" or "the Company"), a fully integrated, commercial stage biotech company focused on developing innovative life-saving vaccines, today announced that it has won the "Fastest Growing Listed Company" Award for France in the 2016 Deloitte In Extenso Technology Fast 50(TM) ranking. Valneva also ranked 43 out of 500 companies in Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500(TM) EMEA.

The Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500 initiatives reward the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies - both public and private - in France and the EMEA region. Award winners are selected for demonstrating innovation, leadership, and rapid revenue growth over their last four years of operations.

Laurent Halfon, Deloitte Partner and country manager of the Technology Fast 50 program in France, commented, "The Technology Fast 50 ranking promotes companies like Valneva which reflect the incredible drive for innovation and added value creation of French entrepreneurs. Already in its 16th edition, the Technology Fast 50 France ranking has become a true reference for French and international investors. We are proud to see Valneva among the winners for 2016."

Thomas Lingelbach, President and CEO, and Franck Grimaud, Deputy CEO of Valneva, added, "This award underpins the underlying rationale of Valneva's strategy focused on growing revenues through a combination of organic and strategic growth while continuing to invest in promising Research & Development programs and activities."

Following a strong business performance in the first nine months of 2016, Valneva recently increased its financial guidance and expects revenues between €95 and €100 million in 2016 and an EBITDA profit of €1-5 million. Valneva will continue to build commercial and R&D value in the coming years and expects to grow its revenues to approximately €250 million by 2020.

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About Deloitte Technology Fast 500 TM EMEA

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500EMEA programme is the region's most objective EMEA region industry-ranking to focus on the technology field, recognising tewchnology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Combining technology innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies span a variety of industry sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, communications, media, life sciences and clean technology.

The programme is supported by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area and is run by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited's Technology. More information on the programme and winners is available on

About Valneva SE

Valneva is a fully integrated vaccine company that specializes in the development, manufacture and commercialization of innovative vaccines with a mission to protect people from infectious diseases through preventative medicine.

The Company seeks financial returns through focused R&D investments in promising product candidates and growing financial contributions from commercial products, striving towards financial self-sustainability.

Valneva's portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO ®/JESPECT ® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL ® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has proprietary vaccines in development including candidates against Clostridium difficile and Lyme Borreliosis. A variety of partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies complement the Company's value proposition and include vaccines being developed using Valneva's innovative and validated technology platforms (EB66 ® vaccine production cell line, IC31 ® adjuvant).

Valneva is listed on Euronext-Paris and the Vienna stock exchange and has operations in France, Austria, Great Britain, Sweden, Canada and the US with over 400 employees. More information is available at



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