Ophthotech Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2016 Financial And Operating Results

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ophthotech Corporation (Nasdaq:OPHT) today announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016 and provided a general business update.

Following the announcement in December 2016 that the pre-specified primary endpoint was not achieved in either of its two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of Fovista® (pegpleranib) administered in combination with Lucentis® (ranibizumab) anti-VEGF therapy for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Ophthotech announced that it initiated a plan to review its strategic alternatives in order to maximize shareholder value. The principal focus of the plan, based on the Company's deep expertise and experience in ophthalmology, is to actively explore opportunities to obtain rights to additional products, product candidates and technologies to treat ophthalmic diseases, particularly those of the back of the eye. Ophthotech also announced that it engaged Leerink Partners LLC as its financial advisor to assist management and the Board in evaluating the Company’s strategic alternatives. This review will not exclude any strategic option. As part of implementing the strategic plan, Glenn P. Sblendorio assumed the role of President and continues to serve as Chief Financial Officer, and Keith Westby was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

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