Clover Selected for Inclusion on the Hang Seng Composite Index

February 24, 2022

CHENGDU, China, Feb. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Clover Biopharmaceuticals, Ltd. (Clover; HKEX: 02197), a global clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel vaccines and biologic therapeutic candidates, today announced that it has been selected for inclusion in the Hang Seng Composite Index as a constituent stock, effective March 7, 2022.

  • Hang Seng Composite Index
  • Hang Seng Small Cap (Investable) Index
  • Hang Seng Healthcare Index
  • Hang Seng Hong Kong-Listed Biotech Index
  • Hang Seng Stock Connect Hong Kong Index
  • Hang Seng Stock Connect Hong Kong MidCap & SmallCap Index
  • Hang Seng Stock Connect Hong Kong SmallCap Index
  • Hang Seng SCHK Mainland China Companies Index
  • Hang Seng SCHK ex-AH Companies Index

The Hang Seng Composite Index (“HSCI”) offers a comprehensive Hong Kong market benchmark that covers about 95% of the total market capitalization of companies listed on the Main Board. Inclusion on the HSCI will allow the company’s stock to be eligible for trading on the Hong Kong Stock Connect, a channel for stock trading between investors in Hong Kong and those in Mainland China.

“We are pleased to be added as a constituent stock on the Hang Seng Composite Index. Inclusion on the HSCI, a highly regarded index, will help facilitate the broadening of Clover’s shareholder base, increase trading liquidity and raise global awareness, which will be integral as we complete global regulatory filings for our COVID-19 vaccine candidate and advance our portfolio of innovative vaccine and oncology therapies,” stated Joshua Liang, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Clover Biopharmaceuticals.

About SCB-2019 (CpG 1018/Alum)

SCB-2019 (CpG 1018/Alum), our COVID-19 vaccine candidate, is anticipated to potentially be one of the first protein-based COVID-19 vaccines commercialized globally through the COVAX Facility. Employing the Trimer-Tag™ technology platform, Clover developed the SCB-2019 antigen, a stabilized trimeric form of the S-protein (referred to as S-Trimer™) based on the original strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Clover created its COVID-19 vaccine candidate by combining SCB-2019 with Dynavax’s (Nasdaq: DVAX) CpG 1018 advanced adjuvant and aluminum hydroxide (alum).

About Clover Biopharmaceuticals

Clover Biopharmaceuticals is a global clinical-stage biotechnology company committed to developing novel vaccines and biologic therapeutic candidates. The Trimer-Tag™ technology platform is a product development platform for the creation of novel vaccines and biologic therapies. Clover leveraged the Trimer-Tag™ technology platform to become a COVID-19 vaccine developer and created SCB-2019 (CpG 1018/Alum) to address the COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2.

For more information, please visit Clover’s website: www.cloverbiopharma.com and follow the company on LinkedIn.

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Clover Biopharmaceuticals:

Cindy Min
SVP, Public Affairs
media@cloverbiopharma.com

Naomi Eichenbaum
VP, Investor Relations
investors@cloverbiopharma.com


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