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Flexion Therapeutics Secures $30 Million in Debt Financing

  • Non-dilutive debt financing provides funding for manufacturing expansion for company's Phase 3 lead clinical candidate, FX006, for moderate to severe osteoarthritis (OA) pain

BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:FLXN) today announced that it entered into a syndicated senior secured term loan facility with MidCap Financial and Silicon Valley Bank that allows Flexion to borrow up to $30 million at an annual interest rate of 6.25 percent with a maturity of February 2020, subject to certain conditions and other applicable fees. Flexion has drawn down $15 million under the non-dilutive facility and has the right to repay all borrowed funds and terminate the facility at any time, subject to pre-payment fees. Flexion intends to use the borrowings to finance the expansion of its manufacturing capacity with its contract manufacturing organizations.

About Flexion Therapeutics

Flexion is a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel pain therapies. The company is currently advancing a portfolio of local, injectable drug candidates that have the potential to provide better and more persistent analgesia compared with existing therapy. The company's lead program, FX006, is an intra-articular sustained-release steroid in development for patients with moderate to severe OA pain. The company also has two additional product candidates, FX007, a locally administered TrkA receptor antagonist for post-operative pain, and FX005, an intra-articular, sustained-release p38 MAP kinase inhibitor for end-stage OA patients.

About MidCap Financial

MidCap Financial is a middle market-focused, specialty finance firm that provides senior debt solutions to businesses across all industries. The firm's years of experience, strong balance sheet, and flexibility make it a lender of choice for companies across all stages of growth and complexity. MidCap Financial refers to MidCap FinCo Limited, a private limited company domiciled in Ireland, and its subsidiaries. MidCap Financial is managed by Apollo Capital Management, L.P., a subsidiary of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO). Apollo Global Management is one of the world's leading alternative investment managers with approximately $163 billion of assets under management (as of March 31, 2015), providing market leading industry expertise, market reach, and financing synergies.

About Silicon Valley Bank

For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Forbes named SVB one of America's best banks (2015) and one of America's best-managed companies (2014). Learn more at svb.com.

Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq:SIVB), and a member of the FDIC. Silicon Valley Bank and SVB Financial Group are members of the Federal Reserve System.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts, including statements relating to the future of Flexion and the use of proceeds from the loan facility are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks associated with the process of discovering, developing and obtaining regulatory approval for drugs that are safe and effective for use as human therapeutics, unforeseen events that change Flexion's cash needs or estimated expenses, ability to avoid an event of default under the debt facility, whether Flexion will be able to satisfy the conditions for borrowing additional amounts under the debt facility and uncertainties described in Flexion's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including under the heading "Risk Factors" in Flexion's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and subsequent filings with the SEC. You are encouraged to read Flexion's filings with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov, for a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release, and Flexion undertakes no obligation to update or revise any of the statements.

CONTACT: Media Contact Jamie Lacey-Moreira PressComm PR, LLC T: 410-299-3310 jamielacey@presscommpr.com Corporate Contact Lisa Davidson, MBA Vice President, Finance and Administration Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. T: 781-305-7765 ldavidson@flexiontherapeutics.com

Source:Flexion Therapeutics, Inc.