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Neurobiological Technologies Announces Hiring of Advisor to Seek Sale of Company

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neurobiological Technologies, Inc. (NTI(R)) (Nasdaq: NTII) announced today that it has hired RBC Capital Markets as its exclusive financial advisor to assist in the evaluation of various options to enhance shareholder value, including a potential sale of the Company or its major assets.

"We have retained RBC Capital Markets to assist us in efficiently determining if there is a transaction more beneficial to our shareholders than a liquidation," stated William Fletcher, acting Chief Executive Officer. "We have a duty to our shareholders to maximize the value of NTI. We intend to proceed expeditiously in this process while continuing to wind-down operations, cut expenses and preserve cash. If our evaluation of strategic options does not result in a transaction that meets our objectives, NTI will act expeditiously to return as much cash as possible to our shareholders through a liquidation or other means."

About Neurobiological Technologies, Inc.

Neurobiological Technologies, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company historically focused on developing investigational drugs for central nervous system conditions and other serious unmet medical needs. The company recently terminated development of its most advanced product candidate, Viprinex(TM) (ancrod), which was studied in Phase 3 clinical trials as a potential new drug to treat acute ischemic stroke. NTI has recently chosen not to extend its early-stage research program for Alzheimer's disease beyond the first year of a collaborative agreement with the Buck Institute. NTI has rights to receive payments from an approved drug for Alzheimer's disease and an investigational drug which has recently completed a Phase 3 trial for brain swelling.

NOTE: Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks relating to our terminated clinical trials, our continuing contractual commitments, the outcome of our efforts to maximize value following the hiring of RBC Capital Markets as financial advisor, and levels of future operations and expenditures, as well as other risks detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Actual results may differ materially from those projected. These forward-looking statements represent our judgment as of the date of the release and we undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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