Sophia Antipolis, France

Nicox SA (Euronext Paris: FR0013018124, COX), an international ophthalmic company, announced today that it has previously confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form F-1 to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed offering of American Depository Shares (ADSs) representing Nicox ordinary shares in the United States. The timing, number of ADS representing ordinary shares and price of the proposed offering have not yet been determined.

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