RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation Begins Trading on OTCQX®

Jun 19, 2013, 07:00 ET from OTC Markets Group Inc.

NEW YORK, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, today announced that RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (OTCQX: RXII), a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing innovative therapies based on its proprietary, next-generation RNAi platform, has upgraded to OTCQX®, the best marketplace with qualified companies.

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RXi Pharmaceuticals will begin trading today on OTCQX U.S., a segment of the OTCQX marketplace reserved for high-quality U.S. companies that meet financial standards, undergo management reviews and provide timely news and disclosure to investors.  Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcmarkets.com.

"We are pleased to welcome RXi Pharmaceuticals to the OTCQX marketplace," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of OTC Markets Group.  "RXi exemplifies the high caliber growing U.S. companies trading on OTCQX with a management team that hails from leading drug companies like Johnson & Johnson, Galena Biopharma and Cytomed, and an advisory board that includes a Nobel Laureate in Medicine.  We look forward to supporting the RXi team as they continue to grow the company and provide a robust, transparent, public market for their shares."

"Upgrading to the OTCQX marketplace is ideal for RXi, allowing us to distinguish ourselves in the market and enhance our visibility with investors," said Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh, President and CEO of RXi Pharmaceuticals.  "With OTCQX, we can clearly convey our qualifications to the financial markets and ensure our shareholders receive high-quality disclosure, transparent trading and easy access through their regulated U.S. broker-dealer."

Roth Capital Partners, LLC will serve as RXi Pharmaceutical's Designated Advisor for Disclosure ("DAD") on OTCQX, responsible for providing professional guidance on OTCQX requirements.

RXi Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing innovative therapies based on its proprietary, next-generation RNAi platform. Therapeutics that use RNA interference, or "RNAi," have great promise because of their ability to "silence" or down-regulate, the expression of a specific gene that may be expressed in a disease condition.  Building on the pioneering work of scientific founder and Nobel Laureate Dr. Craig Mello, RXi's first RNAi product candidate, RXI-109, entered into RXi's first human trial in 2012.  RXI-109 targets connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), a key regulatory of fibrosis and scar formation, and is initially being developed to reduce or inhibit scar formation in the skin following surgery.

RXi Pharmaceuticals trades in the U.S. on OTCQX under the symbol "RXII."

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