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Medgenics Announces Completion of Public Offering of Common Stock and Exercise in Full of Option to Purchase Additional Shares of Common Stock

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medgenics, Inc. (NYSE MKT:MDGN), the developer of a proprietary platform for the sustained production and delivery of therapeutic proteins and peptides in patients using ex vivo gene therapy and the patient's own tissue for the treatment of rare and orphan diseases, today announced the completion of an underwritten public offering of 5,893,750 shares of its common stock, including 768,750 shares sold pursuant to the full exercise of an option previously granted to the underwriters to purchase additional shares of common stock. All of the shares were offered by Medgenics at a price to the public of $4.10 per share. The gross proceeds from this offering to Medgenics were approximately $24.2 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by Medgenics.

Piper Jaffray & Co. acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering, and JMP Securities LLC, acted as co-manager for the offering.

A shelf registration statement relating to the shares of common stock described above has been previously filed with and declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted.

This offering was made by means of a prospectus supplement and related prospectus. A final prospectus supplement relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on its website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained from Piper Jaffray & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN 55402, via telephone at 800-747-3924 or email at prospectus@pjc.com.

About Medgenics, Inc.

Medgenics is developing TARGT™ (Transduced Autologous Restorative Gene Therapy), a proprietary platform for the sustained production and delivery of therapeutic proteins and peptides using ex vivo gene therapy and the patient's own tissue for the treatment of rare and orphan diseases. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.medgenics.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which include all statements other than statements of historical fact, including (without limitation) those regarding the Company's financial position, its development and business strategy, its product candidates and the plans and objectives of management for future operations. The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created by such laws. Forward-looking statements are sometimes identified by their use of the terms and phrases such as "estimate," "project," "intend," "forecast," "anticipate," "plan," "planning, "expect," "believe," "will," "will likely," "should," "could," "would," "may" or the negative of such terms and other comparable terminology. All such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Should any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the Company's assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those included within these forward-looking statements. Accordingly, no undue reliance should be placed on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based. As a result of these factors, the events described in the forward-looking statements contained in this release may not occur.

CONTACT: Medgenics, Inc. John Leaman john.leaman@medgenics.com Brian Piper 240-899-5554 Brian.piper@medgenics.com Stern Investor Relations Beth DelGiacco 212-362-1200 Beth@sternir.com

Source:Medgenics, Inc.