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Vasogen (VSGN) Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results


10/15/2009 9:16:23 AM

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Vasogen Inc. today reported the results of operations for the three and nine months ended August 31, 2009. All dollar amounts referenced herein are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.

At August 31, 2009, our cash and cash equivalents totaled $4.8 million, compared with $5.8 million at May 31, 2009. Our net cash used in operating activities for the three months ended August 31, 2009, was $1.0 million and included the payment of $0.4 million for fees mainly related to our ongoing strategic review and $0.3 million for restructuring costs.

The net loss for the third quarter of 2009 was $1.2 million, or $0.05 per common share, compared with a net loss of $2.6 million, or $0.12 per common share for the same period in 2008. The $1.2 million loss for the three months ended August 31, 2009 included a charge for fees of $0.7 million mainly related to our ongoing strategic review, which included the cost of the fairness opinion rendered by JMP Securities LLC in connection with the proposed business combination with IntelliPharmaCeutics.

We incurred a net loss for the nine months ended August 31, 2009 of $4.5 million, or $0.20 per common share, compared with a net loss of $15.3 million, or $0.68 per common share for the same period in 2008. The loss for the nine months ended August 31, 2009 has decreased when compared with the same period in 2008 due to the significant restructuring expenditures that were incurred during 2008 and the resulting lower number of employees in 2009. A portion of this decrease also relates to a $1.2 million non-cash provision taken against our clinical supplies during the nine months ended August 31, 2008.

We will conduct a live webcast presentation of our Special Meeting of Shareholders being held at the offices of McCarthy Tetrault, LLP, Suite 5300, Toronto Dominion Bank Tower, 66 Wellington Street West, Toronto, on Monday, October 19, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. ET. To participate via webcast, please go to www.vasogen.com. A re-broadcast of the presentation will be available at www.vasogen.com.

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 include, without limitation, our plans to complete the business combination resulting from our strategic review, which is described in the press release dated August 17, 2009, statements regarding the status of development, or expenditures relating to our business, 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 August 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.

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 nine months ended August 31, 2009, will be accessible on Vasogen's Website at www.vasogen.com and will be available on SEDAR and EDGAR.

Summary financial tables are provided below.

SOURCE Vasogen Inc.

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



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