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pSivida Receives NASDAQ Notification Related to Minimum Bid Price

Published on January 2, 2008 at 9:32 AM

pSivida Limited, a global drug delivery company, today announced that on December 27, 2007, the Company received a letter from the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Department notifying the Company that, for the last 30 consecutive business days, the bid price of the Company’s American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) has closed below the minimum $1.00 per share required for continued listing on the NASDAQ Global Market under Marketplace Rule 4450(a)(5). Under the rules set forth by the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Department, issuing this notice is customary practice when a NASDAQ quoted company’s closing bid price has been less than $1.00 per share for 30 consecutive trading days.

The NASDAQ letter does not affect the listing of the Company at this time, and the Company’s shares will continue to trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “PSDV.”

In accordance with Marketplace Rule 4450(e)(2), NASDAQ will provide the Company with 180 calendar days, or until June 24, 2008, to regain compliance. If at any time before June 24, 2008 the bid price of the Company’s ADSs closes at $1.00 per share or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days, NASDAQ will provide written notification that the Company has achieved compliance with Marketplace Rule 4450(a)(5). If compliance with Marketplace Rule 4450(a)(5) cannot be demonstrated by June 24, 2008, NASDAQ will provide written notice that the Company’s Securities will be delisted from the NASDAQ Global Market. At that time, the Company may appeal NASDAQ’s determination or, if the Company satisfies the requirements of Marketplace Rule 4310(c) other than the minimum bid requirement, the Company may apply to transfer its securities to the NASDAQ Capital Market, in which case, if the Company’s application is approved, the Company will be afforded the remainder of the Capital Market’s second 180 calendar day period to regain compliance while on the NASDAQ Capital Market.

"The Company is committed to regaining compliance, and are pursuing various strategies including the potential of non-dilutive capital," said pSivida's Managing Director, Dr Paul Ashton. "The Company believes its current cash position, together with the expected development funding from Pfizer and the remaining US$1.5 million due in April related to the sale of a subsidiary, is sufficient to continue operations until at least September 30th, 2008.”

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