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February 20, 2018 at 4:05 PM EST

Avid Bioservices Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock

TUSTIN, Calif., Feb. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDMO) (NASDAQ:CDMOP) today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 10,294,445 shares of its common stock, including 1,294,445 shares sold pursuant to the underwriters' exercise of their option to purchase additional shares.  The offering price was $2.25 per share, and the gross proceeds from the offering were $23,162,501, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by Avid Bioservices.  Avid Bioservices intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for the expansion of its contract manufacturing business and general corporate purposes.

Wells Fargo Securities acted as sole book-running manager.  H.C. Wainwright & Co. and Roth Capital Partners acted as co-managers.

The shares described above were offered pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").  A final prospectus supplement relating to the offering has also been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.  Copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10152, or by email at cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com, or by telephone at (800) 326-5897.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any offer, sale or solicitation of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Avid Bioservices, Inc.
Avid Bioservices is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) focused on development and manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products derived from mammalian cell culture.  The company provides process development, clinical and commercial manufacturing services for the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release which are not purely historical, including statements regarding Avid Bioservices's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations, representations, projections, plans or predictions of the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the intended use of the net proceeds from the offering, and involve risks and uncertainties.  Our business could be affected by a number of other factors, including the risk factors listed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including, but not limited to, our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2017 and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, as well as any updates to these risk factors filed from time to time in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  We caution investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, and we disclaim any obligation, and do not undertake, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this press release except as may be required by law.


Contacts:

Stephanie Diaz (Investors)         

Vida Strategic Partners                 

415-675-7401                                   

sdiaz@vidasp.com                     



Tim Brons (Media)         

Vida Strategic Partners

415-675-7402                                                                   

tbrons@vidasp.com      

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