Intellect Neurosciences Engages Evli Corporate Finance to Explore Strategic Alternatives to Maximize Shareholder Value

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NEW YORK, June 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. (OTCBB:ILNS), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of treatments for the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that its Board of Directors has engaged Evli Corporate Finance to assist the company with the exploration of strategic alternatives. The Board of Directors is undergoing a strategic review of the feasibility and relative merits of various financial strategies for the company, which may include partnerships, strategic business model alternatives, a sale or other transaction.

Evli Corporate Finance is part of Evli Bank Plc, which is an independent investment and wealth management bank whose clients are institutions, companies and high net worth individuals. The Evli Group, with headquarters in Finland, has through its corporate finance operations significant experience in working with development companies in the pharma and medtech industries.

Elliot Maza, a director of the company, commented, "We have selected Evli Corporate Finance for this strategic review because of Evli's extensive international relationships in the pharmaceutical industry. Several of our potential partners are based in Europe where Evli has deep and widespread relationships. Evli shares the Board of Directors' belief that the company's asset portfolio, which includes our license of OX1 to ViroPharma, Inc. for the development of a treatment for the orphan disease, Friedreich's Ataxia, TauC3, our ongoing program to develop an alternative compound for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, and CONJUMAB-A, our novel approach for the treatment of age related macular degeneration, represents a unique mix of high value assets."

In making this announcement, Intellect offers no assurance that the review of possible alternatives will result in a sale or related transaction and the company does not intend to disclose developments until such time as the Board of Directors approves or has a transaction(s) to recommend to stockholders, or otherwise deems further disclosure appropriate.

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CONTACT: Jules Abraham JQA Partners, LLC 917-885-7378

Source:Intellect Neurosciences, Inc.