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Unigene Laboratories, Inc. (UGNE) Completes Financial Statement Amendment


2/1/2013 9:21:50 AM

BOONTON, N.J., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unigene Laboratories, Inc. (PINK: UGNE),a leader in the design, delivery, manufacture and development of peptide-based therapeutics, today announced that it has fully addressed a previously disclosed error related to the Company's accounting for a non-cash embedded derivative liability and has completed the re-filing of its Form 10-K for the year ended December, 31, 2011 as well as the quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for each of the quarterly periods ended June 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012. In addition, Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2012 has now been filed.

Ashleigh Palmer, Unigene's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are thankful to have resolved this accounting irregularity related to a transaction that occurred in 2010, which was discovered prior to our third quarter 2012 corporate update. We now look forward to providing the market with a full update on our fourth quarter and year-end 2012 activities when we release our earnings in March."

About Unigene Laboratories, Inc.

Unigene Laboratories, Inc. is a leader in the design, delivery, manufacture and development of peptide-based therapeutics. The Company is building a robust portfolio of proprietary partnerships in this expanding drug class based on its Peptelligence platform. Peptelligence encompasses extensive intellectual property covering drug delivery and manufacturing technologies, unsurpassed research and development expertise, and proprietary know-how representing a genuine distinctive competence. Core Peptelligence assets include proprietary oral and nasal peptide drug delivery technologies, and proprietary, high-yield, scalable and reproducible E. coli-based manufacturing technologies.

Safe Harbor statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the Company's fourth quarter 2012 and year end activities and Unigene's ability to build a robust portfolio of proprietary partnerships in peptide-based therapeutics based on its Peptelligence platform. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, our actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors. These known and unknown risk factors include, but are not limited to: the delay in obtaining or the failure to obtain regulatory approvals for our products and the products of our licensees that may generate royalty and milestone payments to us, our ability to achieve product sales and royalties, competition, our dependence on other companies to commercialize, manufacture and sell products using our technologies and our ability to enter into favorable new agreements with such companies, our ability to cut expenses and maintain efficiencies, our ability to enter into new financing arrangements, the ability of our products to gain market acceptance and increase market share, the uncertainty of results of animal and human testing, the risk of product liability and liability for human clinical trials, our dependence on patents and other proprietary rights and the risks associated with patent litigation, dependence on key management officials, the availability and cost of capital, the availability of qualified personnel, changes in, or the failure to comply with, governmental regulations, general economic and business conditions, our history of losses and ability to achieve profitability, litigation and other risk factors discussed in our Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") filings, including our annual report on Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "potential," "continue," and variations of these words (or negatives of these words) or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections, contingencies, goals, targets or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements and are not statements of historical fact. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and the rules and regulations of the SEC, we are under no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

For Investors & Media:
Joshua Drumm, Ph.D. / Jason Rando
Tiberend Strategic Advisors, Inc.
(212) 827-0020
jdrumm@tiberend.com
jrando@tiberend.com

SOURCE Unigene Laboratories, Inc.


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