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PharmAthene Announces Receipt of Payments from SIGA

Sep 16, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against anthrax, today announced it has received a series of payments from SIGA Technologies, Inc. totaling $90 million over the past month.  Combined with $25 million in previous payments, PharmAthene has now received a total of $115 million plus $6.6 million of interest in partial payment of the SIGA judgement. Under the approved reorganization plan, SIGA has until November 30, 2016 to pay the remaining balance of $93.7 million plus interest.

About PharmAthene

PharmAthene is a biodefense company engaged in the development of next generation medical countermeasures against biological threats. The Company's development portfolio includes a next generation anthrax vaccine that is intended to improve protection while having favorable dosage and storage requirements compared to other anthrax vaccines.

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