OPKO Comments on Continued Nasdaq Halt of Trading of Common Stock

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPK) has had trading in its common stock halted by The Nasdaq Stock Market, and the exchange has advised OPKO that the halt will continue until the company responds (to Nasdaq’s satisfaction) to the exchange’s request for information related to the previously reported lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission against a number of individuals and entities, including OPKO and its CEO and Chairman Phillip Frost. As noted previously, the lawsuit does not contain any allegations about OPKO’s financial practices, financial statements or business practices, and OPKO is confident that once a proper investigation is completed and the facts of the case have been fully disclosed, the matter will be resolved favorably for the company. OPKO is working expeditiously to respond to Nasdaq’s request for information, but it cannot currently estimate when trading will resume.

About OPKO Health, Inc.

OPKO Health is a diversified healthcare company. In diagnostics, its BioReference Laboratories is the nation's third largest clinical laboratory; GeneDx is a rapidly growing genetic testing business; the 4Kscore® prostate cancer test is used to confirm an elevated PSA to help decide about next steps such as prostate biopsy; Claros® 1 is a point of care diagnostics platform with PSA and testosterone as the most advanced in development. In our pharmaceutical pipeline, RAYALDEE is our first pharmaceutical product to be marketed. OPK88003, a once weekly oxyntomodulin for type 2 diabetes and obesity in Phase 2 clinical trials, is among a new class of GLP-1 glucagon receptor dual agonists. OPK88004, a SARM (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator) for treating BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy), urinary incontinence and other conditions is in clinical trials. The Company’s most advanced product utilizing its CTP technology, a once-weekly human growth hormone for injection, is in Phase 3 trials and is partnered with Pfizer.

OPKO has research, development, production and distribution facilities abroad. More information is available at www.opko.com.

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Jamie Tully or Devin Broda, 212-687-8080
LHA Investor Relations
Miriam Weber Miller, 212-838-3777
Bruce Voss, 310-691-7100

Source: OPKO Health, Inc.