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Autolus Therapeutics to Join NASDAQ Biotechnology Index

LONDON, Dec. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Autolus Therapeutics plc (AUTL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation programmed T cell therapies, today announced that it has been selected for addition to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (Nasdaq: NBI) as part of the annual re-ranking, which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, December 24, 2018.

"We believe that Autolus' inclusion in the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index reflects growing awareness among the investment community of our proprietary T cell programming technology and our robust pipeline of therapeutic candidates under development for the treatment of cancer," said Dr. Christian Itin, chairman and chief executive officer of Autolus.

The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index was launched in 1993 and is designed to track the performance of a set of securities listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market® (NASDAQ®) that are classified as either biotechnology or pharmaceutical according to the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB), and which also meet other eligibility criteria. The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is calculated under a modified capitalization-weighted methodology. For more information about the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index, including eligibility criteria, visit www.nasdaq.com.

About Autolus Therapeutics plc
Autolus is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation, programmed T cell therapies for the treatment of cancer. Using a broad suite of proprietary and modular T cell programming technologies, the company is engineering precisely targeted, controlled and highly active T cell therapies that are designed to better recognize cancer cells, break down their defense mechanisms and eliminate these cells. Autolus has a pipeline of product candidates in development for the treatment of hematological malignancies and solid tumors.

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