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Intellipharmaceutics Receives Extension from Nasdaq Hearings Panel

TORONTO, ONTARIO / ACCESSWIRE / January 28, 2019 / Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. (NASDAQ: IPCI) and (TSX: IPCI) (''Intellipharmaceutics'' or the ''Company''), a pharmaceutical company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of novel and generic controlled-release and targeted-release oral solid dosage drugs, today announced that it has received notice from the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the ''Panel'') extending the continued listing of the Company's common shares until March 7, 2019, subject to certain conditions, while the Company works to regain compliance with Nasdaq's requirements.

At a hearing held on January 10, 2019, the Company presented its plan to regain and maintain compliance with Nasdaq's continued listing requirements. Following the March 7, 2019 deadline, the Panel will determine whether a further extension period is warranted in the event the Company has not regained compliance. However, there can be no assurance that the Panel will grant such an extension. Moreover, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with Nasdaq's requirements or, if it does, that it will be able to maintain compliance with all applicable requirements for continued listing on Nasdaq over the long term. The Panel's determination requires the Company to promptly notify Nasdaq of any significant events that occur during the extension period that may affect the Company's compliance with Nasdaq requirements.

About Intellipharmaceutics

Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. is a pharmaceutical company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of novel and generic controlled-release and targeted-release oral solid dosage drugs. The Company's patented HypermatrixTM technology is a multidimensional controlled-release drug delivery platform that can be applied to a wide range of existing and new pharmaceuticals. Intellipharmaceutics has developed several drug delivery systems based on this technology platform, with a pipeline of products (some of which have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (''FDA'') approval) in various stages of development. The Company has abbreviated new drug application (''ANDA'') and new drug application (''NDA'') 505(b)(2) drug product candidates in its development pipeline. These include the Company's abuse- deterrent oxycodone hydrochloride extended release formulation (''Oxycodone ER'') based on its proprietary nPODDDSTM novel Point Of Divergence Drug Delivery System (for which an NDA has been filed with the FDA), and RegabatinTM XR (pregabalin extended-release capsules).

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements in this document constitute ''forward-looking statements'' within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and/or ''forward-looking information'' under the Securities Act (Ontario). These statements include, without limitation, statements expressed or implied regarding our expectations regarding our plans, goals and milestones, status of developments or expenditures relating to our business, plans to fund our current activities, and statements concerning our partnering activities, health regulatory submissions, strategy, future operations, future financial position, future sales, revenues and profitability, projected costs and market penetration and risks or uncertainties related to our ability to comply with the Nasdaq and TSX continued listing standards and our ability to develop and implement a plan of compliance with the Nasdaq continued listing standards acceptable to the Nasdaq Panel. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as ''appear'', ''unlikely'', ''target'', "may", "will", "should", "expects", "plans", "plans to", "anticipates", "believes", "estimates", "predicts", "confident", "prospects", "potential", "continue", "intends", "look forward", "could", ''would'', ''projected'', ''goals'', ''set to'', ''seeking'' or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. We made a number of assumptions in the preparation of our forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which are subject to a multitude of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, future circumstances or events to differ materially from those stated in or implied by the forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties relating to us and our business can be found in the "Risk Factors" section of our latest annual information form, our latest Form 20-F, and our latest Form F-1 and Form F-3 (including any documents forming a part thereof or incorporated by reference therein), as amended, as well as in our reports, public disclosure documents and other filings with the securities commissions and other regulatory bodies in Canada and the U.S., which are available on www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov. The forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are based on what we believe are reasonable assumptions as of the date of this document and we disclaim any intention and have no obligation or responsibility, except as required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Unless the context otherwise requires, all references to "we'', "us'', "our'', "Intellipharmaceutics", and the "Company" refer to Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. and its subsidiaries.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Company Contact:
Intellipharmaceutics International Inc.
Isa Odidi
Chief Executive Officer
416.798.3001 ext. 102
investors@intellipharmaceutics.com

Investor Contact:
ProActive Capital
Kirin Smith
646.863.6519
ksmith@pcgadvisors.com

SOURCE: Intellipharmaceutics International Inc.