Appili Therapeutics Announces Overnight Marketed Equity Offering

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$IMV #AntibioticDeveloper–Appili Therapeutics Inc. (TSXV: APLI) (the “Company” or “Appili”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on anti-infective drug development, has announced today that it will undertake an overnight marketed public offering (the “Offering”) of units (the “Units”), comprised of Class A common shares and Class A common share purchase warrants (“Warrants”). The Offering is to be effected on a best efforts agency basis in each Province of Canada (other than Quebec) by way of a prospectus supplement (the “Prospectus Supplement”) to the Company’s base shelf prospectus dated September 19, 2019 (together with the Prospectus Supplement, the “Prospectus”). The number of Units to be distributed, the price and composition of each Unit, and the exercise price of each Warrant will be determined in the context of the market with final terms to be determined at the time of pricing. It is expected that the Offering will be conducted through a syndicate of agents led by Bloom Burton Securities Inc., and including Mackie Research Capital Corporation, Industrial Alliance Securities Inc., Haywood Securities Inc., and Richardson GMP Limited.

The Offering is subject to a number of conditions, including, without limitation, receipt of all regulatory approvals. The net proceeds of the Offering will be used primarily towards funding planned research and development activities for the clinical trial sponsored by the Company evaluating FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Inc.’s (FFTC) drug favipiravir in long-term care facilities as a potential preventative measure against COVID-19. Net proceeds of the Offering will also be used to fund development costs for the Company’s other product candidates, including the ATI-2307 antifungal program, the ATI-1701 tularemia vaccine program and the antibiotic ATI-1503 program, as well as for working capital and general corporate purposes. Details as to the specific allocation of the proceeds will be disclosed in the Prospectus Supplement.

The securities described herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws, and accordingly, may not be offered or sold in the United States (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act), except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities requirements or pursuant to exemptions therefrom. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Corporation’s securities in the United States.

About Appili Therapeutics

Appili Therapeutics Inc. was founded to advance the global fight against infectious disease by matching clearly defined patient needs with drug development programs that provide solutions to existing challenges patients, doctors, and society face in this critical disease space. Appili has built a pipeline of assets designed to address a broad range of significant unmet medical needs in the infectious disease landscape. This diverse pipeline aims to address some of the most urgent threats in global public health, including ATI-2307, a novel, broad spectrum, clinical-stage antifungal candidate in development for severe and difficult-to-treat invasive fungal infections; ATI-1701, a vaccine candidate for tularemia, a very serious biological weapons threat; ATI-1503, a drug discovery program aimed at generating a novel class of antibiotics with broad-spectrum activity against Gram-negative superbugs; and ATI-1501, which employs Appili’s proprietary, taste-masked, oral-suspension technology with metronidazole for the growing number of patients with difficulty swallowing. In addition, the Company is also testing FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Inc.’s drug favipiravir for the prevention of COVID-19 as a potential prophylaxis treatment. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with offices in Toronto, Ontario, Appili is pursuing worldwide opportunities in collaboration with scientific and industry commercial partners, governments and government agencies. For more information, visit www.AppiliTherapeutics.com.

Forward looking statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements”, including with respect to the proposed terms of the Offering and the proposed use of proceeds. Wherever possible, words such as “may”, “would”, “could“, “should”, “will”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “potential for” and similar expressions have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations of the Company’s management for future growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and opportunities and involve significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, without limitation, those listed in the annual information form of the Company dated July 3, 2019, the Prospectus and the other filings made by the Company with the Canadian securities’ regulatory authorities (which may be viewed at www.sedar.com). Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. These factors should be considered carefully, and prospective investors should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to revise forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.

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Contacts

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Investor Relations:

Kimberly Stephens, CFO

Appili Therapeutics Inc.

TSXV: APLI

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