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AVEXIS, INC. filed this Form 8-K on 01/09/2018
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Exhibit 99.1

PRESS RELEASE REGENXBIO and AveXis Announce Expansion of Relationship through Amended License Agreement for the Development and Commercialization of Treatments for Spinal Muscular Atrophy AveXis acquires exclusive rights to entire NAV Technology Platform for the development of treatments for SMA Amended agreement permits assignment by AveXis upon a change of control without REGENXBIO’s consent REGENXBIO could receive up to $260 million, including $140 million in guaranteed upfront and annual payments ROCKVILLE, Md. and CHICAGO, Jan. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --REGENXBIO Inc. (Nasdaq:RGNX) and AveXis, Inc. (Nasdaq:AVXS) today announced that they have entered into an amendment which expands upon the exclusive, worldwide license agreement they entered into in March 2014 (2014 License Agreement) for the development and commercialization of products to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). AveXis’ initial proprietary gene therapy candidate, AVXS-101, is in a pivotal trial for the treatment of SMA Type 1, and a Phase 1 trial for SMA Type 2. AVXS-101 uses REGENXBIO’s NAV AAV9 vector. “An expanded relationship further aligns REGENXBIO with AveXis in their commitment to develop and commercialize novel gene therapy treatments for SMA, and serves as additional validation of our NAV Technology Platform and its potential utility in this therapeutic area,” said Kenneth T. Mills, President and Chief Executive Officer of REGENXBIO. "We are encouraged by the innovation and progress of AVXS-101 and are pleased to broaden our relationship with AveXis by providing deeper technology access to AveXis as it advances its mission towards commercialization.” Under the terms of the amendment, REGENXBIO granted AveXis exclusive, worldwide rights to all vectors in REGENXBIO’s NAV Technology Platform for the treatment of SMA in addition to adding and amending certain terms of the 2014 License Agreement, including the modification of the assignment provision to now permit assignment in the event of a change of control by AveXis without REGENXBIO’s consent. REGENXBIO will receive, in addition to the payments and royalties owed under the original 2014 License Agreement, an upfront payment of $80 million, an additional payment of $30 million after one year and an additional payment of $30 million after two years, and REGENXBIO is eligible to receive potential commercial milestone payments of up to $120 million. For any product developed for the Print PageClose Window


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