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2018-01-31

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PureTech Affiliate resTORbio Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Shares

PureTech Health affiliate raises additional $12.8 million, bringing gross offering proceeds to $97.8 million

PureTech Health plc (LSE: PRTC), an advanced, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that resTORbio, Inc. (resTORbio), an affiliate of PureTech Health, has announced the closing of its initial public offering of 6,516,667 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $15.00 per share, which includes the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase up to 850,000 additional shares.  The gross proceeds from the offering were $97.8 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. The shares commenced trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on January 26, 2018 under the ticker symbol “TORC.”

The full text of the announcement from resTORbio is as follows:

resTORbio Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Shares

BOSTON, Massachusetts, January 30, 2018 – resTORbio, Inc. (NASDAQ:TORC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for the treatment of aging-related diseases, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 6,516,667 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $15.00 per share, which includes the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase up to 850,000 additional shares. The gross proceeds from the offering are expected to be $97.8 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. All of the shares in the offering were offered by resTORbio. The shares commenced trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on January 26, 2018 under the ticker symbol “TORC.”

BofA Merrill Lynch, Leerink Partners, and Evercore ISI acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Wedbush PacGrow acted as a co-manager for the offering.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the final prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from BofA Merrill Lynch, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Leerink Partners, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, or by telephone at (800) 808-7525 ext. 6132, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Evercore ISI, Attention: Equity Capital Markets, 55 East 52nd Street, 36th Floor, New York, NY 10055, telephone: (888) 474-0200, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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About resTORbio

resTORbio, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for the treatment of aging-related diseases. resTORbio’s lead program focuses on selective inhibition of the target of rapamycin complex 1 (TORC1) pathway to treat aging-related diseases with an initial focus on diseases caused by immunosenescence, the decline in immune function that occurs during aging.

Ownership Information and Other Required Disclosures

PureTech Health invested $19.0 million in resTORbio prior to its IPO and invested $3.5 million in the IPO.  After giving effect to the IPO, PureTech Health owns 9,800,396 shares of common stock representing approximately 34.2% of resTORbio including the exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional 850,000 shares (calculated on a diluted basis)1.

(1) This calculation includes issued and outstanding shares as well as outstanding options to purchase shares, but excludes unallocated shares authorised to be issued pursuant to equity incentive plans.

About PureTech Health

PureTech Health (PureTech Health plc, PRTC.L) is an advanced, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel medicines targeting serious diseases that result from dysfunctions in the nervous, immune, and gastrointestinal systems (brain-immune-gut or the “BIG” axis), which together represent the adaptive human systems. PureTech Health is at the forefront of understanding and addressing the biological processes and crosstalk associated with the BIG axis. By harnessing this emerging field of human biology, PureTech Health is pioneering new categories of medicine with the potential to have great impact on people with serious diseases. PureTech Health is advancing a rich pipeline of innovative therapies that includes two pivotal stage programmes, multiple human proof-of-concept studies and a number of early clinical and pre-clinical programmes. PureTech’s rich research and development pipeline has been advanced in collaboration with some of the world’s leading scientific experts, who along with PureTech's team of biopharma pioneers, entrepreneurs and seasoned Board, identify, invent, and clinically de-risk new medicines. With this experienced team pursuing cutting edge science, PureTech Health is building the biopharma company of the future focused on improving and extending the lives of people with serious disease.

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