HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANTH) is pleased to announce the results of the Special Meeting of Stockholders held on January 5, 2018.  Shareholders approved all of the proposed business matters which included: (i) approval of the second closing of Anthera's October 2017 private placement of equity securities ("PIPE") transaction bringing total gross proceeds to $15 million; (ii) approval of the 2018 Stock Option and Incentive Plan; (iii) approval of the amendment to the 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan; and (iv) ratification of the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as Anthera's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018.  Anthera expects to complete the second closing of the PIPE transaction on or about January 9, 2018.

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 B-cell associated renal diseases.  Additional information on Anthera can be found at www.anthera.com.

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