BeiGene Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and BEIJING, China, Aug. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BeiGene, Ltd. (NASDAQ: BGNE; HKEX: 06160), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative molecularly-targeted and immuno-oncology drugs for the treatment of cancer, today reported recent business highlights, anticipated upcoming milestones, and financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2019.

“This quarter, our team continued to deliver across all functions, with the completion of enrollment in five Phase 3 or pivotal trials and the initiation of three new Phase 3 trials in oncology indications where we expect to have a profound impact on people fighting both hematologic and solid tumors. We believe that we are well-positioned to continue running our late-stage trials, including those for tislelizumab, for which we re-acquired full global rights from Celgene in advance of the closing of its pending acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb,” said John V. Oyler, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of BeiGene. “We are progressing well with our U.S. and China product launch preparations, including our commercial and manufacturing build-outs, and we expect the remainder of 2019 and 2020 to be transformative for BeiGene, with readouts from up to 10 ongoing Phase 3 or potentially registration-enabling studies in addition to planned commercial launches of two of our internally developed products.”

(Amounts in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

[1]  The bank loan is attributable to BeiGene Biologics, a joint venture that is 95% owned by BeiGene, Ltd., which totaled $84.49 million as of June 30, 2019, and the current portion of long-term debt for a term note secured by our Suzhou manufacturing facility.

[2]  The shareholder loan is attributable to a RMB900 million convertible note obtained in 2017 from our joint venture partner for the construction and operation of our manufacturing facilities in Guangzhou.

(Amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for shares, American Depositary Shares (ADSs), per share and per ADS data)

BeiGene is a global, commercial-stage, research-based biotechnology company focused on molecularly-targeted and immuno-oncology cancer therapeutics. With a team of over 2,700 employees in China, the United States, Australia and Europe, BeiGene is advancing a pipeline consisting of novel oral small molecules and monoclonal antibodies for cancer. BeiGene is also working to create combination solutions aimed to have both a meaningful and lasting impact on cancer patients. BeiGene markets ABRAXANE (nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel), REVLIMID (lenalidomide), and VIDAZA (azacitidine) in China under a license from Celgene Corporation.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws, including statements regarding the encouraging clinical data for BeiGene’s product candidates and product revenue for its products; the conduct of late-stage clinical trials and expected data readouts; the potential commercial launches of BeiGene’s product candidates; the advancement of and anticipated clinical development, regulatory milestones and commercialization of BeiGene’s products and drug candidates; and BeiGene’s plans and the expected milestones under the caption “Recent Business Highlights and Upcoming Milestones”. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including BeiGene's ability to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of its drug candidates; the clinical results for its drug candidates, which may not support further development or marketing approval; actions of regulatory agencies, which may affect the initiation, timing and progress of clinical trials and marketing approval; BeiGene's ability to achieve commercial success for its marketed products and drug candidates, if approved; BeiGene's ability to obtain and maintain protection of intellectual property for its technology and drugs; BeiGene's reliance on third parties to conduct drug development, manufacturing and other services; BeiGene’s limited operating history and BeiGene's ability to obtain additional funding for operations and to complete the development and commercialization of its drug candidates, as well as those risks more fully discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in BeiGene’s most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors in BeiGene's subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and BeiGene undertakes no duty to update such information unless required by law.

__________________________ ABRAXANE, REVLIMID, and VIDAZA are registered trademarks of Celgene Corporation.

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Globe Newswire: 21:05 GMT Thursday 8th August 2019

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