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G1 Therapeutics Added to Russell 2000®, 3000® and Microcap® Indexes

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTHX), a clinical-stage oncology company, today announced that it has been added to the Russell 2000®, Russell 3000®, and Russell Microcap® Indexes, effective after market close on September 15, 2017, as part of Russell’s quarterly addition of companies with recent initial public offerings.

The Russell 2000 Index measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity market and is a subset of the Russell 3000, representing approximately 10 percent of the total market capitalization of that index. Membership in the Russell 2000 Index includes automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and style indexes. The Russell Microcap Index represents 2,000 small-cap and micro-cap stocks that capture the smallest 1,000 companies in the Russell 2000, in addition to 1,000 smaller U.S.-based listed stocks.

“We are pleased that G1 has been added to the Russell 2000, Russell 3000, and Russell Microcap indexes,” said Mark Velleca, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of G1 Therapeutics. “Following our successful initial public offering in May, inclusion in these indexes will expand our visibility in the investment community.”

Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $8.4 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell’s U.S. indexes. Russell indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.

About G1 Therapeutics, Inc.

G1 Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. G1’s two clinical assets, trilaciclib and G1T38, are CDK4/6 inhibitors, a validated and promising class of targets for anti-cancer therapeutics. Trilaciclib and G1T38 have broad therapeutic potential in many forms of cancer and may serve as the backbone of multiple combination regimens. In addition, G1 is advancing G1T48, a potential first/best-in-class oral selective estrogen receptor degrader, or SERD, which is targeted for the treatment of ER+ breast cancer.

G1 is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. For additional information about G1, please visit www.g1therapeutics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," and similar expressions (as well as other words or expressions referencing future events, conditions, or circumstances) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, the therapeutic potential of trilaciclib, G1T38 and G1T48, and are based on G1 Therapeutics’ expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release. Each of these forward-looking statements involves risks and uncertainties. Factors that may cause G1 Therapeutics’ actual results to differ from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements in this press release are discussed in G1 Therapeutics’ filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the "Risk Factors" sections contained therein and include, but are not limited to, the inherent uncertainties associated with developing new products or technologies and operating as a development-stage company; G1’s ability to complete clinical trials for, obtain approvals for, and commercialize any of its product candidates; G1’s ability to recruit and enroll patients in our studies; competition in the industry in which we operate; and market conditions. Except as required by law, G1 Therapeutics assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in expectations, even as new information becomes available.

Contacts:

Investors:
Robert Uhl
Westwicke Partners
858-356-5932
robert.uhl@westwicke.com

Media:
Laura Bagby
6 Degrees Communications
312-448-8098
lbagby@6degreespr.com

Source:G1 Therapeutics