Portage Biotech, Inc. (OTC Pink: PTGEF) is engaged as a biotech company, which focuses on areas of unmet clinical needs. Shares of the biotechnology company are climbing 26.32% on Monday, April 10, 2017. Over the past month, Portage Biotech, Inc. has seen average daily volume of 99,548 shares. However, volume of 532,559 shares or dollar volume of $127,814, has already exchanged hands on Monday.

Shares of Portage Biotech, Inc. are jumping today, after one of the company’s equity interest prepares for a public offering. Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company, Ltd. announced that they have filed an S-1 form with the SEC in preparation for a public offering. Portage Biotech, Inc. owns 28.3% of Biohaven and will be a beneficiary of the public offering. Here is the full press release detailing of the planned public offering of Biohaven:

Portage Biotech, Inc. Press Release:

TORONTO, April 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/- Portage Biotech, Inc. (“Portage”) (OTC: PTGEF, Canadian Securities Exchange: PBT.U) announced today that Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (“Biohaven”), in which Portage holds an equity interest of approximately 28.3%, issued a press release today announcing that it filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) relating to a proposed offering of its common shares.

A copy of the preliminary prospectus, when available, may be obtained by mail from the offices of Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014; or from Piper Jaffray & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN 55402, or by telephone at (800) 747-3924, or by email at prospectus@pjc.com; or from Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: (888) 603-5847, e-mail: Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Biohaven

Biohaven is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of innovative, late-stage product candidates targeting neurological diseases, including rare disorders. Biohaven has licensed intellectual property from companies and institutions including Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, AstraZeneca AB, Yale University, Catalent, ALS Biopharma LLC and Massachusetts General Hospital.  Biohaven is a company organized under the laws of the British Virgin Islands and its United States operations are based in New Haven, Connecticut.

About Portage Biotech, Inc.

Portage is engaged in the discovery and development of pharmaceutical and biotech products through clinical “proof of concept” with a focus on areas of unmet clinical need. Following proof of concept, Portage will seek to sell or license these products to large pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies for further development and commercialization. Portage has an interest in novel targeted therapies, stem cell therapies, and new indications for older marketed products that have been found to have novel patentable characteristics that bring new value to patients.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. federal and Canadian securities laws.  Any such statements reflect Portage’s current views and assumptions about future events and financial performance.  Portage cannot assure that future events or performance will occur. Important risks and factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated in our forward-looking statements.

Portage assumes no obligation and expressly disclaims any duty to update the information in this News Release.

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