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17 March 2015 The Lancet Publishes CSL Behring’s Kcentra® Phase III Data

CSL Behring today announced that The Lancet has published results from a Phase III clinical study showing Kcentra® (Prothrombin Complex Concentrate [Human]) to be superior to plasma for the urgent reversal of acquired coagulation factor deficiency induced by vitamin K antagonist (VKA, e.g., warfarin) therapy in adult patients needing an urgent surgery or invasive procedure. Kcentra is the first and only non-activated 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4F-PCC) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for this use and for the urgent reversal of warfarin therapy in adult patients with acute major bleeding.

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09 March 2015 CSL Behring to Provide $80,000 in Scholarship Funding

CSL Behring announced that it is partnering with Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) to support scholarships for low-income students. CSL Behring will contribute $80,000 to fund scholarships in 2015 and 2016, enabling low-income students in grades K-8 to attend private and parochial schools that partner with CSFP.

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27 February 2015 CSL Behring Continues Treatment Access Leadership by Donating Bleeding Disorder Protein Therapies IUs to World Federation of Hemophilia

In recognition of Rare Disease Day and as part of its ongoing commitment to the global bleeding disorders community, CSL Behring announced today that it is donating 2 million international units (IUs) of protein therapies to the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH). WFH is an international not-for- profit organization which has worked to improve the lives of people with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. The donation supports the WFH’s Global Alliance for Progress (GAP) Program aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of bleeding disorders in developing countries. CSL was the first biotherapies company in the world to make a multiyear commitment to WFH to aid the GAP Program with coagulation factor donations over an extended period of time, starting in 2009. Rare Disease Day, February 28, is coordinated by the European Organization for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS) and by several national alliances and patient organizations around the globe.

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04 February 2015 U.S. FDA Accepts for Review CSL Behring’s Biologics License Application for
rIX-FP for Hemophilia B Patients

CSL Behring announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review its Biologics License Application (BLA) for the marketing authorization of its long-acting fusion protein linking recombinant coagulation factor IX with recombinant albumin (rIX-FP). Upon FDA approval, rIX-FP will provide hemophilia B patients with a long-acting treatment option with dosing intervals up to 14 days.

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02 February 2015 FDA Approves New Dosing Option for CSL Behring’s Hizentra®

CSL Behring announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the administration options for Hizentra®, Immune Globulin Subcutaneous (Human), 20% Liquid, to include the ability to individualize therapy with flexible dosing – treatment at regular intervals from daily to once every two weeks (biweekly) – for people with primary immunodeficiency (PI). Self-administered subcutaneously, Hizentra delivers consistent levels of immunoglobulin G (IgG) regardless of dosing schedule. Hizentra, the first and only 20 percent subcutaneous immunoglobulin, received FDA approval in March 2010 as a once-weekly IgG replacement therapy to help protect people with PI against infections and was approved for biweekly (once every two weeks) dosing in September 2013.

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