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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Cell Therapeutics to Jointly Market ZEVALIN, a Proprietary, Marketed Oncology Drug
Date:11/26/2008

f the transaction the companies will become the sole members of a limited liability company (LLC) whose sole purpose would be to commercialize ZEVALIN in the United States. A Board of Managers comprised of an equal number of members from both companies would be established to govern the LLC. Both parties will equally provide for the future capital requirements of the LLC and share equally in the profits and losses of the LLC. Cell Therapeutics will receive an initial payment of $7.5 million at closing and $7.5 million in early January, in addition up to $15 million product sales milestone payments upon achievement of certain revenue targets. The closing of the joint venture transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions, including the consent of Biogen Idec, Inc. to convey the ZEVALIN-related assets to the LLC. CTI and Spectrum currently expect the transaction to close in December 2008.

Rodman & Renshaw, LLC, a subsidiary of Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: RODM), acted as the exclusive strategic advisor in connection with the transaction.

About ZEVALIN(R)

ZEVALIN(R) (Ibritumomab Tiuxetan) is a form of cancer therapy called radioimmunotherapy and is indicated as part of the ZEVALIN therapeutic regimen for treatment of relapsed or refractory, low-grade or follicular B-cell non- Hodgkin's lymphoma, including patients with rituximab refractory follicular NHL. ZEVALIN is also indicated, under accelerated approval, for the treatment of relapsed or refractory, rituximab-naive, low-grade and follicular NHL based on studies using a surrogate endpoint of overall response rate. It was approved by the FDA in February of 2002 as the first radioimmunotherapeutic agent for the treatment of NHL.

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