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Panbela Therapeutics, Inc. Closes Acquisition of Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Panbela Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage company developing disruptive therapeutics for the treatment of patients with cancer, today announced the closing of its acquisition of Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CPP), a private clinical stage company developing therapeutics to reduce the risk and recurrence of cancer and rare diseases, for a combination of stock and future milestone payments.

The combined entity will focus on maximizing its extensive pipeline addressing an estimated aggregate $5 billion market opportunity for the areas of initial focus: familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), first-line metastatic pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer prevention and ovarian cancer.

“Closing this transaction achieves our goal of creating a diversified pipeline with an ability to hit multiple targets, four clinical stage assets, two of which are late-stage registration assets, thereby increasing the potential of the combined company,” said Jennifer K. Simpson, PhD, MSN, CRNP, President & Chief Executive Officer of Panbela. “Together, our capabilities will have an even greater chance to help more patients. The addition of CPP is an excellent fit that we feel produces substantial shareholder value.”

The closing of the merger follows the satisfaction of all customary closing conditions, including the unanimous approval by the boards of directors of each company and the stockholders of CPP.

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