Abivax annual ordinary and extraordinary general meeting of May 30, 2024 - Availability of the preparatory documents

May 7, 2024

PARIS, France, May 7, 2024, 10:00PM CESTAbivax SA (Euronext Paris & Nasdaq: ABVX) (“Abivax” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing therapeutics that harness the body’s natural regulatory mechanisms to stabilize the immune response in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases, informs its shareholders that its ordinary and extraordinary general meeting (the “General Meeting”) will be held on May 30, 2024, at 10:00 am (CEST), at the offices of Dechert (Paris) LLP, located at 22 rue Bayard in Paris (75008), France.

The preliminary notice of meeting comprising the agenda and the draft resolutions, as well asinformation on how to attend and vote at the General Meeting, was published in the Bulletin des Annonces Légales Obligatoires (BALO) of April 24, 2024 (N°2400962).

The information and preparatory documents for this General Meeting are made available to the Company’s shareholders in accordance with the procedures and within the time limits provided for by the applicable legal and regulatory provisions. The documents referred to in Article R.22-10-23 of the French Commercial Code are available on the Company’s website:www.abivax.com

Any shareholder wishing to receive these documents by post or electronically may make a request until midnight, Paris time, on May 25, 2024 (i.e., the fifth day before the General Meeting) by contacting the Company. For bearer shareholders, this request must be accompanied by a certificate of registration in the securities accounts held by an intermediary, in accordance with Article L. 211-3 of the French Monetary and Financial Code.

About Obefazimod
Obefazimod, Abivax’s lead investigational drug candidate, is an orally administered small molecule that was demonstrated to potentially enhance the expression of a single microRNA, miR-124. Phase 2 clinical trials in patients with UC have generated positive data, resulting in the initiation of a pivotal global Phase 3 clinical trial program (ABTECT Program), with first patients enrolled in the United States in October 2022. Initiation of a Phase 2b clinical trial in Crohn’s disease is expected in Q3 2024, and exploration of potential combination therapy opportunities in UC is ongoing.

About Abivax
Abivax is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing therapeutics that harness the body’s natural regulatory mechanisms to stabilize the immune response in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases. Based in France and the United States, Abivax’s lead drug candidate, obefazimod (ABX464), is in Phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. More information on the Company is available at www.abivax.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and on X, formerly Twitter, @Abivax.

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