Raptor Pharmaceutical Voted A “Best Places to Work” Company in the North San Francisco Bay Area

NOVATO, Calif., Aug. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. (Nasdaq:RPTP) announced today that it was named among the top workplaces in the North Bay in the 11th Annual North Bay Business Journal competition. The results of the best places to work in the North Bay will be featured in the September 19, 2016 publication of the North Bay Business Journal.

“We appreciate this honor from the North Bay Business Journal and are incredibly proud that our employees have placed Raptor among the best places to work in the North Bay for a second consecutive year," stated Julie Anne Smith, President and CEO of Raptor. “This recognition is a great validation of our commitment to excellence and to patients. We are dedicated to preserving our unique culture and our mission to develop and commercialize therapies that address serious unmet medical needs.”

About the Best Places to Work Survey

The North Bay Business Journal's editorial staff selected the winning companies from over 100 applications using results of a company questionnaire, an employee engagement survey and other selection criteria.

About Raptor Pharmaceutical

Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of transformative therapeutics for rare, debilitating and often fatal diseases. Raptor is leading the global commercialization of two products for orphan diseases, including PROCYSBI, for the management of nephropathic cystinosis in adults and children ages two years and older, and QUINSAIR, an inhaled fluoroquinolone antibiotic for the management of chronic pulmonary infections due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Raptor’s R&D pipeline includes RP103, known commercially as PROCYSBI, for Huntington's disease and mitochondrial disorders, including Leigh syndrome. Raptor holds several orphan drug designations, including orphan drug exclusivity for nephropathic cystinosis in the U.S. and EU. The pipeline also includes MP-376, known commercially as QUINSAIR, which has Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation for three distinct indications: the treatment of chronic pulmonary infections due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, in patients with CF and in patients with BE, and in patients with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). Raptor holds orphan drug designation in the U.S. for MP-376 for the treatment of CF, which, when added to the five years of exclusivity associated with QIDP designation, would confer 12 years of regulatory exclusivity upon FDA approval. For additional information, please visit www.raptorpharma.com.


This press release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are indicated by words or phrases such as “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “plans,” “intends,” “continuing,” “ongoing,” “projected,” “potential” and similar words or phrases and relate to future events, including statements regarding: timing and occurrence of anticipated upcoming milestones, PROCYSBI as a treatment option for patients with nephropathic cystinosis and RP-103 as a treatment option for patients with Huntington’s disease and mitochondrial disorders, including Leigh syndrome, the availability of orphan drug exclusivity for MP-376 therapy in the U.S., Raptor’s plans and timing to develop MP-376 as a treatment for Pseudomonas aeruginosa in CF, BE and potentially also NTM and Raptor’s other development programs. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the Company’s actual results to be materially different from these forward-looking statements. Raptor cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they were made. Factors which may contribute to differences in actual results include, among others: continued and increased market acceptance and sales of PROCYSBI and QUINSAIR; Raptor’s ability to expand the use of RP103 and MP-376 and to receive regulatory approval for other indications; Raptor’s reliance on single active pharmaceutical ingredient suppliers for PROCYSBI and QUINSAIR and other third parties in connection with drug product development; compliance with healthcare regulations, ongoing regulatory requirements and potential penalties; any serious adverse side effects associated with PROCYSBI, QUINSAIR or any other future products; any product liability claims; third-party payor coverage, reimbursement and pricing for PROCYSBI, QUINSAIR and future products; enacted and future healthcare legislation; Raptor’s ability to obtain and maintain orphan drug or other regulatory exclusivity for PROCYSBI, QUINSAIR or any other future products; the integration of European operations with U.S. operations; relationships with key scientific and medical collaborators; intellectual property protection and claims and continued license rights; and Raptor’s ability to fund its operations and make required payments on its debt. Certain of these risks, uncertainties and other factors are described in greater detail in the Company’s filings from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which Raptor strongly urges you to read and consider, including: Raptor’s annual report on Form 10-K for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 filed with the SEC on February 26, 2016, as amended by Amendment No. 1 to Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 29, 2016, Raptor's quarterly report on Form 10-Q  for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 filed with the SEC on May 5, 2016, Raptor’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 filed with the SEC on August 4, 2016 and Raptor’s other periodic reports filed with SEC, all of which are available free of charge on the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov. Subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to Raptor or to persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements set forth in Raptor’s reports filed with the SEC. Raptor expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as may be required by law.

Kimberly Lee, D.O.
Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Communications
Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp.
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