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IntelGenx Grants Extension of Marketing Exclusivity in the U.S. to Edgemont of Forfivo XL(R)

SAINT LAURENT, Quebec, Dec. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IntelGenx Corp. (TSX-V:IGX) (OTCQX:IGXT) ("IntelGenx") today announced that its licensing partner Edgemont Pharmaceuticals, LLC ("Edgemont") has exercised its right to extend the license for the exclusive marketing of Forfivo XL® 450 mg tablets.

Under the terms of the extension, Edgemont will retain certain exclusive rights to market and sell Forfivo XL® in the U.S. In exchange, IntelGenx will receive a seven-figure milestone payment. All other financial obligations contained in the license agreement entered into by Edgemont and IntelGenx in February 2012, specifically launch-related and sales milestones, together with the contractual royalty rates on net sales of the product, remain in effect.

"We are very pleased that Edgemont will continue to be the exclusive commercialization partner of Forfivo XL," stated Dr. Horst G. Zerbe, President and CEO of IntelGenx. "We have witnessed significant progress in sales of the product during recent months, with monthly sales exceeding $1 million in October and we believe that this growth will continue. We are confident that our partner, Edgemont Pharmaceuticals, has and will continue to make every effort to maximize the potential of Forfivo XL in the U.S."

About IntelGenx:

IntelGenx is a drug delivery company focused on the development of oral controlled-release products as well as novel rapidly disintegrating delivery systems. IntelGenx uses its unique multiple layer delivery system to provide zero-order release of active drugs in the gastrointestinal tract. IntelGenx has also developed novel delivery technologies for the rapid delivery of pharmaceutically active substances in the oral cavity based on its experience with rapidly disintegrating films. IntelGenx' development pipeline includes products for the treatment of indications such as severe depression, hypertension, erectile dysfunction, migraine, insomnia, CNS indications, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, oncology and pain, as well as animal health products. More information is available about the company at www.intelgenx.com.

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CONTACT: Investor Contact: COCKRELL GROUP T: 877.889.1972 investorrelations@thecockrellgroup.com cockrellgroup.com Company Contact: Dr. Horst G. Zerbe, President and CEO IntelGenx Technologies Corp. T: +1 514-331-7440 (ext. 201) F: +1 514-331-0436 horst@intelgenx.com www.intelgenx.comSource:IntelGenx Corp.