OTTAWA, July 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avivagen Inc. (TSX-V:VIV) (OTC Pink:CHEXD) ("Avivagen" or the "Corporation"), a corporation with a proven and commercially-ready, patent-protected product intended to replace the antibiotics added to livestock feeds as growth promoters, announces that it has retained the services of Hybrid Financial Inc. for investor relations activities.

Kym Anthony, Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Avivagen noted, "We are pleased to have selected Hybrid Financial to reinforce Avivagen's profile in the financial community and enhance the visibility of our product portfolio. We selected Hybrid because we believe its standards and methodologies are consistent with ours."

Avivagen has entered into a three-month agreement with Hybrid Financial, and to pay a monthly retainer of CAD$7,500 starting July 4 th, 2017.  Upon the completion of the initial three months, the agreement may be renewed by Avivagen on a month-by-month basis.

Hybrid Financial does not have any interest, directly or indirectly, in Avivagen, or its securities, or any right or known intention to acquire such an interest.

About AvivagenAvivagen Inc. is a public company traded on the TSXV under the symbol VIV and the OTC Pink under the symbol CHEXD and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com .

About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ LivestockAvivagen's OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colors and is a non-antibiotic means of maintaining optimal health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be effective and economic in replacing the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds.  OxC-beta™ Livestock is currently registered and available for sale in the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand.

Avivagen's OxC-beta™ Livestock product has been proven safe and effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Sixteen international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have demonstrated that the product performs as well as, and sometimes in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.

Forward Looking Statements This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon the current expectations of management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions "aim", "anticipate", "appear", "believe", "consider", "could", "estimate", "expect", "if", "intend", "goal", "hope", "likely", "may", "plan", "possibly", "potentially", "pursue", "seem", "should", "whether", "will", "would" and similar expressions. Statements about uses of the technologies described in this news release, including their importance to animal or human health, their novelty, safety, efficacy or affordability, whether Hybrid Financial will successfully reinforce Avivagen's profile in the financial community and enhance the visibility of Avivagen's product portfolio, whether Hybrid Financial's standards and methodologies are consistent with Avivagen's, or management's opinions, are all forward looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. Such Avivagen risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, its ability to continue as a going concern. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.  Except as required by law, Avivagen assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Copyright © 2017 Avivagen Inc. OxC-beta™ is a trademark of Avivagen Inc.
For more information:Avivagen Inc.Drew BasekDirector of Investor Relations100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6Phone: 416-540-0733E-mail: d.basek@avivagen.comKym Anthony Interim Chief Executive Officer100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6Head Office Phone: 613-949-8164Website: www.avivagen.com

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