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Abeona Therapeutics Announces New Employee Inducement Grants

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NEW YORK and CLEVELAND, March 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ABEO) today announced it has granted equity awards to new employees who joined Abeona.

On March 23, 2023, Abeona granted restricted stock equity awards to six employees as an inducement for them to accept employment, which equity awards relate to, in the aggregate, up to 131,750 restricted shares of Abeona common stock. One-quarter (1/4) of the shares subject to such restricted stock awards vesting on the first anniversary of the grant date, conditioned upon each employee’s continued employment on the vesting date(s).

The inducement grants were approved by Abeona’s Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors, as required by Nasdaq Rule 5635(c)(4), and were granted as a material inducement to employment in accordance with Nasdaq Rule 5635(c)(4).

About Abeona Therapeutics
Abeona Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing cell and gene therapies for serious diseases. Abeona’s lead clinical program is EB-101, its investigational autologous, engineered cell therapy currently in development for recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. The Company’s development portfolio also features AAV-based gene therapies for ophthalmic diseases with high unmet medical need. Abeona’s novel, next-generation AAV capsids are being evaluated to improve tropism profiles for a variety of devastating diseases. Abeona’s fully integrated cell and gene therapy cGMP manufacturing facility produces EB-101 for the pivotal Phase 3 VIITAL™ study and is capable of clinical and potential commercial production of AAV-based gene therapies. For more information, visit www.abeonatherapeutics.com.


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abeona therapeutics inc. (nasdaq: $abeo), is a leading clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel gene therapies for life-threatening rare genetic diseases. abeona was forged from the company’s close collaborations with key stakeholders all dedicated to transforming new biotechnology insights into breakthrough treatments for rare diseases. abeona's lead programs include abo-102 (aav-sgsh), an adeno-associated virus (aav) based gene therapy for sanfilippo syndrome type a (mps iiia) and eb-101 (gene-corrected skin grafts) for recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (rdeb). abeona is also developing abo-101 (aav-naglu) for sanfilippo syndrome type b (mps iiib), abo-201 (aav-cln3) gene therapy for juvenile batten disease (jncl), abo-202 (aav-cln1) for treatment of infantile batten disease (incl), eb-201 for epidermolysis bullosa (eb), abo-301 (aav-fancc) for fanconi anemia (fa) disorder and abo-302 using a novel crispr/cas9-based gene editing approach to gene t