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Celldex Therapeutics to Present Data from the ReACT Study at 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting

HAMPTON, N.J., May 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLDX) announced today that several clinical programs, including the Phase 2 ReACT study of RINTEGA® (rindopepimut) in patients with recurrent glioblastoma (GBM), will be presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

The ReACT presentation will include final analysis of progression-free survival at 6 months (PFS6) and current data on overall survival and other endpoints. Data contained in the published abstract were from an analysis in October 2014. Data to be presented in the oral session will include comprehensive data from the study through March 2015.

  • Abstract #2009: Data from the ReACT study will be presented by David A. Reardon, M.D., in an oral presentation entitled "ReACT: Overall survival from a randomized phase II study of rindopepimut (CDX-110) plus bevacizumab in relapsed glioblastoma" on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. CDT. Dr. Reardon, Clinical Director, Center for Neuro-Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and President of the Society for Neuro-Oncology, as well as the lead investigator of the ReACT study, will speak during the Clinical Science Symposium "Immunotherapy for Central Nervous System Tumors: Biomarkers and Novel Data."
  • Abstract #TPS1110: The Phase 2b METRIC study will be presented in a clinical trial in progress session as a poster entitled "METRIC: A randomized international study of the antibody-drug conjugate glembatumumab vedotin (GV or CDX-011) in patients (pts) with metastatic gpNMB-overexpressing triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)" on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Abstract #TPS3105: Data from an investigator-sponsored, Phase 1/2 study of CDX-301, a potent hematopoietic cytokine that stimulates the expansion and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells and dendritic cells, will be presented as a poster entitled "In Situ Vaccine for Low-Grade Lymphoma: Combination of Intratumoral Flt3L and Poly-ICLC With Low-Dose Radiotherapy" on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

RINTEGA® is a registered trademark of Celldex Therapeutics.

About Celldex Therapeutics, Inc.

Celldex is developing targeted therapeutics to address devastating diseases for which available treatments are inadequate. Our pipeline is built from a proprietary portfolio of antibodies and immunomodulators used alone and in strategic combinations to create novel, disease-specific therapies that induce, enhance or suppress the body's immune response. Visit www.celldex.com.

Forward Looking Statement

This release contains "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those related to the Company's strategic focus and the future development and commercialization (by Celldex and others) of RINTEGA® ("rindopepimut"; "rindo"; CDX-110), glembatumumab vedotin ("glemba"; CDX-011), varlilumab ("varli"; CDX-1127), CDX-1401, CDX-301 and other products and our goals for 2015. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current knowledge, assumptions, judgment and expectations regarding future performance or events. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in such statements are reasonable, they give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct and you should be aware that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, our ability to successfully complete research and further development and commercialization of RINTEGA, glembatumumab vedotin and other drug candidates; our ability to obtain additional capital to meet our long-term liquidity needs on acceptable terms, or at all, including the additional capital which will be necessary to complete the clinical trials that we have initiated or plan to initiate; the uncertainties inherent in clinical testing and accruing patients for clinical trials; our limited experience in bringing programs through Phase 3 clinical trials; our ability to manage and successfully complete multiple clinical trials and the research and development efforts for our multiple products at varying stages of development; the availability, cost, delivery and quality of clinical and commercial grade materials produced by our own manufacturing facility or supplied by contract manufacturers, who may be our sole source of supply; the timing, cost and uncertainty of obtaining regulatory approvals; our ability to maintain and derive benefit from the Breakthrough Therapy Designation for RINTEGA, which does not change the standards for regulatory approval or guarantee regulatory approval on an expedited basis, or at all; the failure of the market for the Company's programs to continue to develop; our ability to protect the Company's intellectual property; the loss of any executive officers or key personnel or consultants; competition; changes in the regulatory landscape or the imposition of regulations that affect the Company's products; and other factors listed under "Risk Factors" in our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary notice. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. We have no obligation, and expressly disclaim any obligation, to update, revise or correct any of the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Company Contact: Sarah Cavanaugh, Vice President of Investor Relations & Corp Communications Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (781) 433-3161 scavanaugh@celldex.com Media Inquiries: Dan Budwick Pure Communications, Inc. (973) 271-6085 dan@purecommunicationsinc.com

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