All AGM/EGM Motions Accepted by Vast Majorities of Represented Shareholders

MILAN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 22, 2016–

Newron Pharmaceuticals S.p.A. (“Newron”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for patients with diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) and pain, announced that shareholders approved all motions on the agenda of its shareholders meeting held in Bresso (MI), Italy, today.

Stefan Weber, CEO of Newron commented: “It’s with the greatest satisfaction that Xadago® is being made available to patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease in the European Union and in Switzerland by our partner, Zambon. The US commercialization partner for the product, US WorldMeds, was announced last week. We are now advancing with confidence towards the upcoming decision by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on our New Drug Application (NDA).”

Stefan Weber continued: “We are making great steps towards the initiation of the first potentially pivotal study performed in patients with Rett Syndrome, a debilitating rare disease in girls and women. We expect to begin this study in the second quarter. If successful, Sarizotan could become the first therapy to be commercialized by Newron.”

“Finally, we expect the first efficacy data in patients with positive symptoms of schizophrenia by end of this year with NW-3509, the first voltage-gated sodium channel blocker being developed in that indication, as add-on therapy. We are proud of the support shown by our shareholders on our path forward.”

At the Shareholders’ Meeting held today, 22 March 2016 in Bresso (MI), Italy, shareholders approved all motions on the agenda, including the grant to the Board of Directors of the powers to increase the share capital, allowing the pursuit of the Company’s strategy, and the approval of the Company’s financial statements as of 31 December 2015. Shareholders also appointed the statutory auditors under Italian law and the audit company, both for a three-year term.

About Newron Pharmaceuticals
Newron (SIX: NWRN), Bresso / Italy, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for patients with diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) and pain. Xadago® (Safinamide) has received marketing authorization for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease in the European Union and Switzerland and is commercialized by Newron’s Partner Zambon. The US New Drug Application (NDA) has been accepted for review by the FDA, PDUFA date March 29, 2016. US WorldMeds holds the commercialization rights in the US. Meiji Seika has the rights to develop and commercialize the compound in Japan and other key Asian territories. Newron’s additional projects are based on highly promising treatments for rare disease patients and are at various stages of clinical development. They include Sarizotan for patients with Rett Syndrome, for which Newron received Orphan Drug Designation in both the US and the EU, ralfinamide for patients with specific rare pain indications, and NW-3509 as potentially the first add-on therapy for the treatment of patients with positive symptoms of schizophrenia. www.newron.com

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