Opexa Therapeutics Regains Compliance with NASDAQ

THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPXA), a company developing Tcelna, a novel T-cell therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS), today announced that it has received a letter from The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC notifying the Company that it has regained full compliance with the NASDAQ Capital Market's minimum bid price continued listing requirement.

The letter noted that as of December 31, 2012, the Company evidenced a closing bid price of its common stock in excess of the $1.00 minimum requirement for at least ten consecutive trading days. Accordingly, the Company has regained compliance with NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5550(a)(2) and NASDAQ considers the matter closed.

The Company has submitted its plan to regain compliance with NASDAQ’s minimum stockholders’ equity listing standard set forth in listing rule 5550(b)(1), and NASDAQ is currently reviewing the plan. If the Company’s plan is accepted, NASDAQ may grant an extension until May 25, 2013 for the Company to regain compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity standard.

About Opexa

Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. is dedicated to the development of patient-specific cellular therapies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as MS. The Company’s leading therapy, Tcelna™, is a personalized cellular immunotherapy treatment that is in late stage clinical development for MS. Tcelna is derived from T-cells isolated from peripheral blood, expanded ex vivo, and reintroduced into the patients via subcutaneous injections. This process triggers a potent immune response against specific subsets of autoreactive T-cells known to attack myelin and, thereby, reduces the risk of relapse over time.

For more information visit the Opexa Therapeutics website at www.opexatherapeutics.com.

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