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Avivagen Inc. Commences Trading on the OTCQB® Venture Market in the U.S.

January 8, 2020 GMT

OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 8, 2020--

Avivagen Inc. (TSXV:VIV, OTCQB: VIVXF) (“Avivagen”), a life sciences innovation company with a series of patent protected products that support and optimize human and animal health, is pleased to announce that it has qualified to trade its common shares in the United States on the OTCQB® Venture Market (“OTCQB®”). Avivagen will begin trading on the OTCQB® Venture Market today under the symbol “VIVXF”.

“We are delighted that our shares launch on the OTCQB®, and we believe that trading on the OTCQB® will provide additional liquidity and help us expand Avivagen’s investor presence in the United States,” said Kym Anthony, Chief Executive Officer, Avivagen Inc. “This represents another positive step in Avivagen’s ongoing evolution as we bring OxC-beta TM, OxC-beta TM Livestock and its companion animal products to new customers and markets around the world.”

The increased scrutiny required to list on the OTCQB® provides investors with greater financial transparency when making investment decisions. U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for Avivagen on www.otcmarkets.com.

About the OTCQB Venture Market
The OTCQB® Venture Market is for entrepreneurial and development stage U.S. and international companies.

About Avivagen
Avivagen is a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications that, by safely supporting immune function, promote general health and performance. It is a public corporation traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol VIV and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com. The contents of the website are expressly not incorporated by reference in this press release.

About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ Livestock
Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colours, and is a non-antibiotic means of maintaining optimal health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be effective and economic in replacing the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds. OxC-beta™ Livestock is currently available for sale in the United States, Philippines, Taiwan, New Zealand, Thailand, Australia, Mexico and Malaysia.
Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ Livestock product is safe, effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Numerous international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have proven that the product performs as well as, and, sometimes, in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.

Forward Looking Statements
This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon the current expectations of management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions “aim”, “anticipate”, “appear”, “believe”, “consider”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “if”, “intend”, “goal”, “hope”, “likely”, “may”, “plan”, “possibly”, “potentially”, “pursue”, “seem”, “should”, “whether”, “will”, “would” and similar expressions. Statements about the possibility for OxC-beta™ Livestock to replace antibiotics in livestock feeds as growth promoters are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. For instance, Avivagen’s products may not gain market acceptance or regulatory approval in new jurisdictions or for new applications and may not be widely accepted as a replacement for antibiotics as growth promoters in livestock feeds due to many factors, many of which are outside of Avivagen’s control. Readers are referred to the risk factors associated with the business of Avivagen set out in Avivagen’s most recent management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition available at www.SEDAR.com. Except as required by law, Avivagen assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Copyright © 2020 Avivagen Inc. OxC-beta™ is a trademark of Avivagen Inc.

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CONTACT: Avivagen Inc.

Drew Basek

Director of Investor Relations

100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6 Phone: 416-540-0733

E-mail:d.basek@avivagen.comKym Anthony

Chief Executive Officer

100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6 Head Office Phone: 613-949-8164

Website:www.avivagen.com

KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH AGRICULTURE NATURAL RESOURCES PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY VETERINARY

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