Cardiome Announces Amendment to Term Loan Agreement with CRG-Managed Funds

VANCOUVER, April 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME / TSX: COM) ("Cardiome" or the "Company") today announced that it has entered into a first amending agreement to its amended and restated term loan agreement with CRG Servicing LLC ("CRG") managed funds dated May 11, 2017 (the "Amending Agreement") to provide for certain adjustments to the financial covenants with respect to minimum revenue. Under the terms of the amended agreement, CRG has waived its right to receive payment of certain cash compensation of up to $6 million dollars that would have been required under the original agreement and has agreed to permit the divestiture of Cardiome's Canadian business portfolio under the proposed transaction with Cipher Pharmaceuticals. In consideration for entering into the Amended Agreement, CRG received 800,000 common share purchase warrants with an exercise price of US$2.50 (the "Warrants"). The Warrants are subject to a four-month hold period and are exercisable until March 27, 2023.

About Cardiome Pharma Corp.

Cardiome Pharma Corp. is a revenue-generating, specialty pharmaceutical company focused on providing innovative, high-quality brands that meet the needs of acute care physicians and patients. With a commercial presence and distribution network covering over 60 countries worldwide, Cardiome develops, acquires and commercializes brands for the in-hospital, acute care market segment. The Company's portfolio of approved and marketed brands includes: Xydalba™ (dalbavancin hydrochloride), for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI); Zevtera®/Mabelio® (ceftobiprole medocaril sodium), a cephalosporin antibiotic for the treatment of community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia (CAP, HAP); Brinavess® (vernakalant IV) for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm; Aggrastat® (tirofiban hydrochloride) for the reduction of thrombotic cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome, and Esmocard® and Esmocard Lyo® (esmolol hydrochloride), a short-acting beta-blocker used to control rapid heart rate in a number of cardiovascular indications. Cardiome's pipeline of product candidates includes Trevyent®, a drug device combination that is designed to deliver treprostinil, the world's leading treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Cardiome is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market (CRME) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (COM). For more information, please visit our web site at

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