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Vasogen (VSGN) Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

7/15/2009 8:44:24 AM

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Vasogen Inc. today reported the results of operations for the three and six months ended May 31, 2009. All dollar amounts referenced herein are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.

At May 31, 2009, our cash and cash equivalents totaled $5.8 million, compared with $7.3 million at February 28, 2009. Our net cash used in operating activities for the three and six months ended May 31, 2009, was $1.4 million and $3.2 million, respectively, compared with $7.6 million and $11.0 million for the same periods in 2008. The $1.4 million of net cash used in operating activities for the three months ended May 31, 2009 included the payment of $0.6 million in accounts payable and accrued liabilities that were outstanding as at February 28, 2009 and $0.4 million in one-time payments for our insurance programs which should provide the necessary coverage in the event that our strategic review process results in our Company being sold, merged, acquired, dissolved, or liquidated.

The net loss for the second quarter of 2009 was $1.4 million, or $0.06 per common share, compared with a net loss of $7.4 million, or $0.33 per common share for the same period in 2008. The $1.4 million loss for the three months ended May 31, 2009 included a charge for restructuring costs of $0.5 million, professional fees, mainly related to our ongoing strategic review, of $0.3 million, the amortization of insurance that has been previously paid in the amount of $0.1 million, and a non-cash stock compensation expense of $0.1 million during the second quarter of 2009.

We incurred a net loss for the six months ended May 31, 2009 of $3.3 million, or $0.15 per common share, compared with a net loss of $12.7 million, or $0.57 per common share for the same period in 2008. The loss for the three and six months ended May 31, 2009 has decreased when compared with the same periods in 2008 due to the significant expenditures that were incurred during the 2008 periods to implement the restructuring that was announced on April 14, 2008. A portion of this decrease also relates to a $1.2 million non-cash provision taken against our clinical supplies during the three and six months ended May 31, 2008. This decrease is also the result of a significant reduction in the number of employees and a decision not to incur material expenditures to advance our products during the Company's ongoing strategic review process.

The unaudited interim consolidated financial statements, accompanying notes to the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements, and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the three and six months ended May 31, 2009, will be accessible on Vasogen's website at and will be available on SEDAR and EDGAR.

Certain statements in this document constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and/or "forward-looking information" under the Securities Act (Ontario). These statements may include, without limitation, plans to consider a sale, merger, acquisition, or other alternatives resulting from our strategic review, statements regarding the status of development, or expenditures relating to the Celacade System or our VP series of drugs including VP015 and VP025, plans to fund our current activities, statements concerning our partnering activities, health regulatory submissions, strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenues and projected costs. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may", "will", "should", "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "estimated", "predicts", "potential", "continue", "intends", "could", or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. We made a number of assumptions in the preparation of these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, future circumstances or events to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, the outcome of our strategic review, securing and maintaining corporate alliances, the need for additional capital and the effect of capital market conditions and other factors, including the current status of our programs, on capital availability, the potential dilutive effects of any financing and other risks detailed from time to time in our public disclosure documents or other filings with the Canadian and U.S. securities commissions or other securities regulatory bodies. Additional risks and uncertainties relating to our Company and our business can be found in the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Information Form and Form 20-F for the year ended November 30, 2008, as well as in our other public filings, including our Management's Discussion and Analysis for the period ended May 31, 2009. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention and have no obligation or responsibility, except as required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Vasogen Inc.

CONTACT: Investor Relations, 4 Robert Speck Parkway, 15th Floor,
Mississauga, ON, L4Z 1S1, tel: (905) 817-2002, fax: (905) 847-6270,,

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