Realm Therapeutics Publicly Files Registration Statement with the U.S. SEC to Facilitate Nasdaq Listing of ADSs Representing Ordinary Shares

May 23, 2018

MALVERN, Pa., May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Realm Therapeutics plc (AIM: RLM) (the Company or Realm), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapeutics in immune-mediated diseases, today announces it publicly filed a registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the U.S. SEC) in connection with a proposed listing of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) representing the Company's ordinary shares on the Nasdaq Global Market (Nasdaq). The registration statement was filed to facilitate the creation of a trading market in the U.S. for ADSs representing the Company's ordinary shares and in satisfaction of Realm's obligations under a registration rights agreement entered into with investors who participated in the Company's October 2017 private placement. The Company is not proposing to register any new issuance of securities.  The registration statement is subject to ongoing review by the U.S. SEC, and the proposed listing of ADSs representing the Company's ordinary shares is subject to approval by Nasdaq.  The Company's ordinary shares will continue to be admitted to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

About Realm Therapeutics

Realm Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics that target the interplay between innate and adaptive immunity. The Company's programs seek to influence immune signaling and change the course of immune-mediated diseases in adults and children. Realm's lead drug development program utilizes the Company's proprietary immunomodulatory technology for the treatment of Atopic Dermatitis, and the Company is exploring its efficacy in other dermatology indications which include Acne Vulgaris, and Psoriasis, as well as other therapeutic areas. For more information on Realm Therapeutics please visit www.realmtx.com.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction.

A registration statement relating to the securities described herein has been filed with the U.S. SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. A prospectus describing the securities may be obtained at the applicable time from Realm Therapeutics at 267 Great Valley Parkway, Malvern, PA 19355, United States of America. For the avoidance of doubt, such prospectus will not constitute a "prospectus" for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including Directive 2010/73/EU, to the extent implemented in each relevant EU member state) and will not have been reviewed by any competent authority in any EU member state.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this announcement are forward-looking statements including with respect to the creation of a trading market for ADSs representing the Company's ordinary shares in the United States. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts but rather are based on the Company's current expectations, estimates, and projections about its industry; its beliefs; and assumptions.  Words such as 'anticipates,' 'expects,' 'intends,' 'plans,' 'believes,' 'seeks,' 'estimates,' and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company's control, are difficult to predict, and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements including if the Company's registration statement is not declared effective by the U.S. SEC or if Nasdaq fails to approve the Company's ADS listing application. The Company cautions security holders and prospective security holders not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect the view of the Company only as of the date of this announcement. The forward-looking statements made in this announcement relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made. The Company will not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions or updates to these forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances, or unanticipated events occurring after the date of this announcement except as required by law or by any appropriate regulatory authority.

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SOURCE Realm Therapeutics

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