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Benitec Biopharma Limited (Nasdaq: BNTC) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Sept. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Benitec Biopharma Ltd. (ASX:BLT) (Nasdaq:BNTC), an Australian biotechnology company engaged in the development of gene-silencing therapies for the treatment of chronic and life-threatening diseases, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate its recent initial public offering (IPO).

In honor of the occasion, Peter French, Chief Executive Officer, will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, September 25, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Benitec Biopharma Limited Media Contact:
Andrew Mielach
Tiberend Strategic Advisors, Inc.
(212) 375-2694
amielach@tiberend.com

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Hilary Edelstein
(646) 678-2321
Hilary.Edelstein@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:
A webcast of the Nasdaq Opening Bell will be available at:
https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:
To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Benitec Biopharma Limited (Nasdaq:BNTC):

Benitec Biopharma Limited (ASX:BLT) (NASDAQ:BNTCW) (NASDAQ:BNTC) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative therapeutics based on its patented gene-silencing technology called ddRNAi or 'expressed RNAi'. Based in Sydney, Australia with labs in Hayward, CA (USA) and collaborators and licensees around the world, the company is developing ddRNAi-based therapeutics for chronic and life-threatening human conditions including hepatitis C and B, wet age-related macular degeneration and OPMD. Benitec has also licensed ddRNAi to other biopharmaceutical companies for applications including HIV/AIDS, Huntington's Disease, chronic neuropathic pain and retinitis pigmentosa. For further information regarding Benitec and its activities, please contact the persons below, or visit the Benitec website at www.benitec.com.

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,600 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.

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Source:NASDAQ, Inc.

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