• Delisting notice was expected as part of the compliance extension previously granted by Nasdaq
  • Continue "ANTH" listing until formal hearing process is complete with the Nasdaq Hearings Panel 

HAYWARD, Calif., Nov. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANTH) announced today that it has received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Staff (the "Staff") of The NASDAQ Stock Market ("Nasdaq") indicating that, based upon its non-compliance with Listing Rule 5450(b)(1)(A) (the "Minimum Stockholders' Equity Rule"), Anthera's securities would be delisted from Nasdaq unless Anthera timely requests a hearing before the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the "Panel"). 

Anthera plans to appeal the Staff's determination and intends to timely request a hearing, which request will stay any suspension or delisting action by the Staff at least pending the conclusion of the hearing process and expiration of any extension that may be granted to Anthera by the Panel. 

If the Panel does not grant Anthera's request for continued listing on The Nasdaq Global Market, Anthera may request that the Panel transfer the listing of its securities to The Nasdaq Capital Market pursuant to an extension provided Anthera meets the inclusion requirements for that market. Anthera's common stock will continue to trade on Nasdaq under the symbol "ANTH" at least pending the ultimate conclusion of the hearing process. Anthera intends to provide further update when additional relevant information becomes available.

About Anthera Pharmaceuticals

Anthera Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat serious and life-threatening diseases, including exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and IgA nephropathy. Additional information on Anthera can be found at www.anthera.com.

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