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Immunovaccine Provides Update on Private Placement Financing

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2013) -


Immunovaccine Inc. ("Immunovaccine" or "IMV") (TSX VENTURE:IMV), a clinical stage vaccine company, announced an update for the private placement of its securities which is scheduled to close this week. Terms of the previously announced private placement have been modified such that investors will receive one common share at a price of $0.33. The private placement will be for up to 6,060,606 common shares and the total amount raised will be up to $2 million. As previously announced, Immunovaccine has a lead order as well as commitments for participation from directors of IMV.

The net proceeds from the financing are intended to fund preclinical research and development efforts in the areas of infectious diseases, including respiratory syncytial virus ("RSV"), malaria and anthrax. These ongoing efforts will support the company's Phase I clinical trials for these infectious diseases programs. The funding will also support preparatory work to advance IMV's clinical stage oncology program, DPX-Survivac, into Phase II development, as well as ongoing efforts to establish alliances, collaborations and strategic transactions with parties including government entities, academic medical centers and other companies in order to secure additional financing to advance its current clinical programs and to expand its pipeline of strategic assets. 

The transaction is subject to the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals.

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 within the United States 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 to buy any securities in any jurisdiction.

About Immunovaccine

Immunovaccine Inc. applies its novel adjuvanting platform to the development of vaccines for cancer therapy, infectious diseases and animal health. The Company's DepoVax™ platform is a patented formulation that provides controlled and prolonged exposure of antigens plus adjuvant to the immune system. Immunovaccine has advanced two DepoVax-based cancer vaccines into Phase I human clinical trials. The Company is also advancing a broad infectious disease pipeline including vaccines in such indications as malaria, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and anthrax. In addition to the Company's human health vaccine strategy, it continues to capture value from animal health vaccine applications. Immunovaccine has key partnerships in the animal health sector including an agreement with Pfizer Animal Health. Connect at www.imvaccine.com.

This press release contains forward-looking information under applicable securities law. All information that addresses activities or developments that we expect to occur in the future, including information regarding the offering, is forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. However, they should not be regarded as a representation that any of the plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this press release due to risks relating to the financing, and risks affecting the company, including access to capital, the successful completion of clinical trials and receipt of all regulatory approvals. Immunovaccine Inc. assumes no responsibility to update forward-looking statements in this press release except as required by law.