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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in Seattle Genetics Inc. of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline - SGEN

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / March 10, 2017 / Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Seattle Genetics Inc. ("Seattle Genetics" or the "Company") (SGEN) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court, Western District of Washington, and docketed under 17-cv-00041, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired Seattle Genetics securities between October 27, 2016 and December 23, 2016, both dates inclusive (the "Class Period"), seeking to recover compensable damages caused by defendants' violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

If you are a shareholder who purchased Seattle Genetics securities during the Class Period, you have until March 13, 2017 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, ext. 9980. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.

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Seattle Genetics develops and commercializes targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer worldwide. Among the Company's products in development is SGN-CD33A (vadastuximab talirine). Throughout the Class Period, vadastuximab talirine was in clinical trials for various applications, including, in relevant part: (i) a Phase 1/2 trial in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) as a pre-conditioning regimen prior to an allogenic stem cell transplant and as a maintenance therapy following transplant; (ii) a Phase 1 trial evaluating vadastuximab talirine monotherapy, including a subset of older AML patients in combination with hypomethylating agents; and (iii) a Phase 1 trial evaluating vadastuximab talirine combination treatment with 7+3 chemotherapy in newly diagnosed younger AML patients.

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company's business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) vadastuximab talirine presents a significant risk of fatal hepatotoxicity; (ii) as such, Seattle Genetics had overstated the viability of vadastuximab talirine as an AML treatment; and (iii) as a result of the foregoing, Seattle Genetics' public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On December 27, 2016, Seattle Genetics issued a press release and filed a Current Report on Form 8-K with the SEC, announcing that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had placed a clinical hold or partial clinical hold on several early stage trials of the Company's experimental cancer drug, vadastuximab talirine, to evaluate the potential risk of hepatotoxicity.

On this news, Seattle Genetics' share price fell $9.50, or 15.36 %, to close at $52.36 on December 27, 2016.

The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and Los Angeles, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 80 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com.

SOURCE: Pomerantz LLP