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    Unilife Corporation Announces Financial Results For Fiscal Year 2015 Second Quarter
    Announces 20 Active Customer Programs, Up 33% from the Prior Quarter

    YORK, Pa., Feb. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or "Company") (NASDAQ: UNIS; ASX: UNS), a developer and supplier of injectable drug delivery systems, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 ("the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2015", "2Q FY15" or "Current Quarter").
    Recent Financial Highlights
    • $7.3 million in cash receipts from customers in 2Q FY15
    • Quarterly revenue of $5.4 million, up 50% compared to prior year quarter
    • Deferred revenue of $17.1 million as of the end of 2Q FY15
    • Completed a U.S. public offering of common stock, bringing net proceeds to Unilife of $44.7 million in February 2015
    Mr. Alan Shortall, Chairman and CEO of Unilife, commented: "We begin the second half of fiscal 2015 with strong momentum. Our large market opportunity is proven and expanding. Our ability to win uniquely in this market is now demonstrated and gaining strength. Our attractive business model is supported by our improving revenue performance. Our execution in customer programs and R&D investment has also been strong and remains firmly on track.
    "As of December 31, 2014, we had 20 active customer programs, an increase of 33% over the previous quarter and more than double this time last year. We expect that many of these programs are a prelude to future commercial sales and a leading indicator of some of the additional long-term supply agreements we anticipate signing.
    "As an indication of our continued execution, commercial shipments of products from our Unifill platform commenced and are expected to accelerate through fiscal 2015 and 2016. A second manufacturing line for our Unifill platform is now operational, with a third line nearing completion. During the first half of fiscal 2016, we expect to have surpassed sales of one million units from the Unifill platform. Several wearable injector programs are also underway, with several others expected to commence with new and existing customers over the next few quarters. To support customer programs for wearable injectors, we have shipped over 80,000 devices or drug containers during the first half of fiscal 2015. We further expect to begin shipping clinical devices to customers for use in human drug trials during the first two quarters of fiscal 2016.

    "As the number of active customer programs continues to increase and commercial device sales accelerate, we expect to continue the trend of reducing our net cash used in operating activities. An additional approximately $45 million from a completed U.S. offering of common stock has been added to the approximately $11 million in cash and cash equivalents on our balance sheet as of December 31, 2014. We further expect to generate $20 million in cash receipts from customers during the second half of fiscal 2015. We have sufficient cash on hand and to be generated from customer programs and commercial sales to support our operating activities through to at least the end of fiscal 2016. Additional agreements may further extend this cash runway," Mr. Shortall said.

    Business Highlights
    • In October 2014, Unilife announced a worldwide Master Services and Commercial Supply Agreement with Sanofi to be the sole provider of cartridge-based wearable injectors for all of Sanofi's applicable large-dose volume drugs, excluding insulins, for a minimum of 15 years. Additionally, the agreement will allow Sanofi to make Unilife's wearable injectors available to its partners for use with applicable molecules under joint collaborations.
    • In November 2014, Unilife signed a Global Strategic Alliance Agreement with Flextronics, a leader in end-to-end supply chain solutions, as its global strategic partner to further expand the production capacity and scale-up capability of Unilife's product portfolio.
    • In December 2014, Unilife signed a worldwide 10 year Commercial Supply Agreement with a global pharmaceutical customer for the use of the Depot-ject™ delivery system with an ocular injection therapy approved in the U.S. and Europe for the treatment of a high-prevalence disease of the retina.
    • In January 2015, Unilife announced that David Hastings will join the Company on February 23, 2015, as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hastings most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Incyte Corporation from 2003 to 2014.
    • On January 20, 2015, Unilife filed a Form 8-K relating to a definitive global strategic agreement with a global biopharmaceutical company for the customization and supply of its injectable drug delivery systems for use with the customer's drug portfolio. The customer will pay $5 million for the exclusive right to form and enter into a mutually agreeable development and supply agreement with Unilife to include exclusive access to the Unifill Finesse™ prefilled syringe and the LISA™ reusable auto-injector for target therapies within the customer's drug portfolio for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, as well as associated exclusivity fees.
    Financial Results for Three Months Ended December 31, 2014
    Revenue for the Current Quarter was $5.4 million, compared to $3.6 million for the same period in the previous fiscal year.
    Cash receipts from customers were $7.3 million in the Current Quarter.
    The Company's net loss for the Current Quarter was $19.4 million, or $0.18 per share, compared to a net loss of $16.3 million, or $0.17 per share, for the same period in the previous fiscal year. Adjusted net loss for the Current Quarter was $12.5 million, or $0.12 per share, compared to $8.3 million, or $0.08 per share, for the same period in the previous fiscal year. This increase in adjusted net loss is primarily attributable to increased investment in R&D. Adjusted net loss excludes non-cash share-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization, interest expense and the change in fair value of financial instruments.
    Since the start of Fiscal Year 2015, deferred revenue increased by $3.9 million to $17.1 million.
    Unilife had $10.8 million in total cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash, as of December 31, 2014. In February 2015, Unilife completed a public offering of common stock in the United States. Unilife issued a total of 12,650,000 shares in the offering at a public price of $3.75 per share. The net proceeds from the offering to Unilife were $44.7 million.
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