- Global biotech index widely followed and tracked by investors and ETFs
- IMAB added to the index upon first annual review since IPO
- To be effective prior to the U.S. market open on Monday, December 21, 2020
SHANGHAI, China, and GAITHERSBURG, MD. – December 14, 2020 – I-Mab (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: IMAB), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company committed to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel biologics, today announced that I-Mab’s American Depositary Shares (ADS) have been selected for inclusion in the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (Nasdaq: NBI), based on the results of the annual reconstitution of the index announced by Nasdaq on December 11, 2020. The inclusion will become effective prior to the U.S. market open on Monday, December 21, 2020.
Launched in 1993, the NBI is a modified market-cap weighted index designed to track the performance of a set of securities listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market® (Nasdaq®) that are classified as either biotechnology or pharmaceutical according to the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB). The NBI, as a major global biotech equity index, is widely followed and tracked by many investors and Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) products worldwide.
Mr. Jielun Zhu, Director and Chief Financial Officer of I-Mab, said, “Since its IPO on Nasdaq in January 2020, I-Mab has successfully executed many important business milestones and significantly elevated its capital market profile. The inclusion in the NBI, following the first annual review by Nasdaq since our IPO, further validates I-Mab’s progress and potential in delivering value to shareholders. We look forward to sharing many more achievements in 2021 and beyond.”
According to Nasdaq, the NBI is reconstituted annually in December in accordance with a set of eligibility criteria including minimum market capitalization and average daily trading volume. The index currently has 198 securities as its components. For more information about the NBI, please visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/Index/Overview/NBI.
I-Mab (Nasdaq: IMAB) is a dynamic, global biotech company exclusively focused on discovery, development and soon commercialization of novel or highly differentiated biologics in the therapeutic areas of immuno-oncology and autoimmune diseases. The Company’s mission is to bring transformational medicines to patients around the world through innovation. I-Mab’s innovative pipeline of more than 10 clinical and pre-clinical stage drug candidates is driven by the Company’s Fast-to-PoC (Proof-of-Concept) and Fast-to-Market development strategies through internal R&D and global partnerships. The Company is on track to transitioning from a clinical stage biotech company toward a fully integrated global biopharmaceutical company with cutting-edge R&D capabilities, world-class GMP manufacturing facility and commercial capability. I-Mab has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hong Kong and Maryland, United States. For more information, please visit http://ir.i-mabbiopharma.com and follow I-Mab on LinkedIn, Twitter and WeChat.
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