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Santhera Completed Share Placement and Raised CHF 54.8 Million

December 2, 2015 - London

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Liestal, Switzerland, December 2, 2015 -Santhera Pharmaceuticals (SIX: SANN) successfully completed the placement of shares which was announced yesterday. Santhera sold 590,000 new shares via a significantly oversubscribed accelerated bookbuilding process and raised gross proceeds of CHF 54.8 million. The shares were sold at a price of CHF 93.0 per share, a discount of 4.5% to the volume-weighted average price of December 1, 2015.

The new shares from the Company's authorized capital were sold by way of a private placement in Switzerland and abroad in accordance with applicable securities laws. Following this transaction, the number of issued shares increased by 590,000 shares to new 6,262,718 shares, representing a 10.40% increase of the Company's issued share capital. Trading of the new shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange is expected to commence on December 3, 2015 and the settlement of the new shares is expected to take place on December 4, 2015.

"The strong interest of new and existing investors is a sign of confidence in Santhera's potential and provided us with the financial resources to execute our development, regulatory and commercial activities as planned," said Christoph Rentsch, Chief Financial Officer.

About Santhera
Santhera Pharmaceuticals (SIX: SANN) is a Swiss specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative pharmaceutical products for the treatment of orphan mitochondrial and neuromuscular diseases. Santhera's lead product Raxone® is authorized in the European Union for the treatment of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). Santhera develops Raxone®/Catena® in two additional indications, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (ppMS), and omigapil for congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD), all areas of high unmet medical need. For further information, please visit the Company's website

Raxone® and Catena® are trademarks of Santhera Pharmaceuticals.

For further information, contact:
Thomas Meier, PhD, Chief Executive Officer Christoph Rentsch, Chief Financial Officer
Phone +41 61 906 89 64 Phone +41 61 906 89 65
US investor contact: US Public Relations contact:
Hans Vitzthum, LifeSci Advisors, LLC Deanne Eagle, Planet Communications
Phone +1 212 915 2568 Phone +1 917 837 5866

Disclaimer / Forward-looking statements
This communication does not constitute an offer or invitation to subscribe for or purchase any securities of Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG. This publication may contain certain forward-looking statements concerning the Company and its business. Such statements involve certain risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such statements. Readers should therefore not place undue reliance on these statements, particularly not in connection with any contract or investment decision. The Company disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
Each of the syndicate banks is acting exclusively for Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG in connection with the private placement of the shares and for no other person. They will not regard any other person as their respective client in relation to the private placement and will neither be responsible nor provide protection to anyone other than Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG, nor will they provide advice to anyone other than Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG in relation to the private placement, the contents of this press release or any other matter referred to herein.

Important Cautionary Statement
This press release is not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America. The shares that are subject of the private placement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any U.S. state security laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act. There will be no public offer of the shares in the United States of America.
The shares that are the subject of the private placement are not being offered or sold to any person in the United Kingdom, other than to qualified investors as defined in Section 86(7) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, being persons falling within Article 2.1(E)(i), (ii) or (iii) of Directive 2003/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council dated 4 November 2003 (Prospectus Directive), which includes legal entities which are regulated by the Financial Services Authority and entities which are not so regulated whose corporate purpose is solely to invest in securities and who also fall within the definition of "Investment Professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotions) Order 2005 (the "FPO") and high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the FPO.
This press release and the information contained herein are not, and under no circumstances are to be construed as, an advertisement or a public offering of securities in Canada or any province or territory thereof. Under no circumstances are this press release and the information contained herein to be construed as an offer to sell securities or as a solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction of Canada. Any offer or sale of the securities described herein in Canada will be made only under an exemption from the requirements to file a prospectus with the relevant Canadian securities regulators and only by a dealer properly registered under applicable securities laws or, alternatively, pursuant to an exemption from the dealer registration requirement in the relevant province or territory of Canada in which such offer or sale is made. No securities commission or similar regulatory authority in Canada has reviewed or in any way passed upon the merits of the investments described herein and any representation to the contrary is an offence.

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