Acerus Comments on Statement of Claim

TORONTO--()--Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation (TSX:ASP) today confirmed that it has been served with a statement of claim filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice by Mr. Eugene Melnyk against the company, as well as its Chairman and President & Chief Executive Officer.

Acerus firmly believes that the entirety of the allegations are without merit from a factual or legal basis, and maintains its position regarding the appropriate conduct of the business and its management. In particular, the company believes that the claims relating to alleged improper related party and non-arm’s length transactions are entirely baseless and without support. The company, and the other named co-defendants, intend to vigorously defend against the claims and will pursue all other potential legal actions as next steps.

About Acerus

Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a Canadian pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture, marketing and distribution of innovative, branded products that improve the patient experience.

Acerus markets ESTRACE® in Canada, a product indicated for the symptomatic relief of menopausal symptoms. NATESTO™, a product utilizing an Acerus licensed nasal gel technology, is the first and only testosterone nasal gel approved in Canada, and available in the United States for replacement therapy in adult males diagnosed with hypogonadism. TEFINA™, a ‘use as required’ nasal testosterone gel, is an Acerus drug development candidate aimed at addressing a significant unmet need for women with female sexual dysfunction.

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Contacts

Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Tiana DiMichele, 416-679-0822
Director, Marketing & Communications
tdimichele@aceruspharma.com

Contacts

Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Tiana DiMichele, 416-679-0822
Director, Marketing & Communications
tdimichele@aceruspharma.com