Neuralstem Announces Adjustment to Inducement Grant Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5636(c)(4)

GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (Nasdaq: CUR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of nervous system therapies based on its neural stem cell and small molecule technologies, announced the adjustment of an options award that was previously approved in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).

On December 18, 2018, Neuralstem announced the grant of a non-qualified inducement stock option pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4) to Dr. Kenneth Carter as an inducement for his employment by the company. The options contain certain anti-dilution provisions which provide that  for a period of twelve (12) months (subject to Dr. Carter's continued employment), if the Company enters into a transaction whereby securities are sold for cash for the primary purpose of raising capital, then the number of shares into which the option is exercisable will adjust so that the number of common shares into which the option is exercisable will equal the same percentage of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock prior to such transaction. 

On July 31, 2019, Neuralstem closed an underwritten offering of its securities resulting in the issuance of 2,777,777 units.  As a result of the offering, the number of shares into which Dr. Carter's inducement grant is exercisable into was increased from 40,000 to 156,213. All other terms of the inducement grant, including exercise price, duration and vesting conditions remain the same.  Additionally, the inducement grant's anti-dilution provisions will continue until December 12, 2019.

About Neuralstem, Inc.

Neuralstem is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for nervous system diseases of high unmet medical need. The Company has two lead development candidates:

NSI-566 is a stem cell therapy being tested for treatment of paralysis in stroke, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and chronic spinal cord injury (cSCI)

NSI-189, is a small molecule in clinical development for major depressive disorder and in preclinical development for Angelman syndrome, irradiation-induced cognitive impairment, diabetic neuropathy, and stroke

Neuralstem's diversified portfolio of product candidates is based on its proprietary neural stem cell technology.

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