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Alcobra Ltd. Announces Proposed Public Offering of Ordinary Shares

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alcobra Ltd. (Nasdaq:ADHD) announced today that it intends to offer its ordinary shares in an underwritten public offering. Jefferies LLC and Barclays Capital Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. Alcobra also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the ordinary shares offered to the public.

Alcobra plans to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund its future clinical development programs and for general corporate purposes.

This offering is being made pursuant to an effective "shelf" registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-197411) filed with, and declared effective on August 1, 2014 by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained by contacting Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10022, or by telephone at (877) 547-6340 or by e-mail at prospectus_department@jefferies.com, or by contacting Barclays Capital Inc., Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at (888) 603-5847 or by e-mail at Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

About Alcobra Ltd.

Alcobra Ltd. is an emerging pharmaceutical company primarily focused on the development and commercialization of a proprietary drug candidate, MDX, to treat cognitive disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Fragile X Syndrome (FXS).

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on Alcobra's current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties and actual results, performance or achievements of Alcobra could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release. For example, forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company's proposed public offering and planned use of the net proceeds from the offering. In addition, historic results of scientific research do not guarantee that the conclusions of future research would not suggest different conclusions or that historic results referred to in this press release would be interpreted differently in light of additional research or otherwise. The forward-looking statements contained or implied in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including market conditions and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the proposed offering, and other risk factors discussed in Alcobra's preliminary prospectus supplement and in Alcobra's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and in subsequent filings with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, Alcobra disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.

CONTACT: U.S. Investor Contacts LifeSci Advisors, LLC Michael Rice 646-597-6979 mrice@lifesciadvisors.com Media Inquiries Sam Brown, Inc. Mike Beyer 773-463-4211 mikebeyer@sambrown.com Israel Investor Contact: Alcobra Investor Relations Debbie Kaye +972-72 2204661 debbie@alcobra-pharma.com

Source:Alcobra Ltd.