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XBiotech Announces Dismissal of Class Action Lawsuit in Texas


AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-10-11 14:00 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

XBiotech Inc. (NASDAQ:XBIT), developer of next-generation True Human™ therapeutic antibodies, today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas granted the Company’s motion to dismiss in the 2015 securities class action lawsuit brought against the Company and certain of its directors. In a final judgment issued on October 7th, 2016, the Honorable Judge Sam Sparks dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice, meaning the plaintiff is barred from refiling the claim (Case 1:15-CV-1083-SS).

“We are pleased with the expeditious ruling by Judge Sparks in this case,” said XBiotech Associate Counsel, Sarah Schick.

As previously disclosed, the Company and certain of its directors and officers were also named in a class action suit filed in the Superior Court for the State of California, Los Angeles County.  On September 20, 2016, the Los Angeles court entered an order staying the California case in deference to the Texas case.  Now that the Texas case has been dismissed, the Company intends to seek the dismissal of the California suit.

About True Human™ Therapeutic Antibodies
Unlike previous generations of antibody therapies, XBiotech’s True Human™ antibodies are derived without modification from individuals who possess natural immunity to certain diseases. With discovery and clinical programs across multiple disease areas, XBiotech’s True Human antibodies have the potential to harness the body’s natural immunity to fight disease with increased safety, efficacy and tolerability.

About XBiotech
XBiotech is a fully integrated global biosciences company dedicated to pioneering the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic antibodies based on its True Human™ proprietary technology. XBiotech currently is advancing a robust pipeline of antibody therapies to redefine the standards of care in oncology, inflammatory conditions and infectious diseases. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, XBiotech also is leading the development of innovative biotech manufacturing technologies designed to more rapidly, cost-effectively and flexibly produce new therapies urgently needed by patients worldwide. For more information, visit

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         Ashley Otero

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