Thallion Obtains Conditional Approval to List on the TSX-V and Concurrently Applies to Voluntarily Delist From the TSX


MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2012) - Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TLN.TO) ("Thallion") today announced that it has obtained conditional approval to list its common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSX-V") and expects that it will satisfy the remaining conditions for TSX-V listing approval. Concurrently, Thallion has applied for a voluntary delisting of its common shares from the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX"). The delisting from the TSX is expected to become effective on or around December 21, 2012.

This announcement follows a previous announcement made by the Company on July 11, 2012 that the TSX notified Thallion that it was reviewing the securities of Thallion with respect to meeting the continued listing requirements of the TSX. As Thallion's securities did not meet the minimum requirements during the review period for remaining listed on the TSX, the company opted to voluntarily delist in order to ensure the uninterrupted trading of its common shares. 

"Our business objectives remain unchanged and our new listing on the TSX-V will continue to allow our shareholders access to a regulated market and continue to provide liquidity for our common shares," said Dr. Allan Mandelzys, Thallion's Chief Executive Officer.

About Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TLN.TO) is a biotechnology company developing pharmaceutical products in the areas of infectious disease and oncology. The Company's clinical programs include Shigamabs® and TLN-4601, a novel anti-cancer therapy. Shigamabs® is a dual antibody product being evaluated in a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacterial infections. Additional information about Thallion can be obtained at

Forward-Looking Statements

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Michael Singer
Chief Financial Officer
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