Celsion Corporation
Nov 13, 2008

Celsion Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results

Focus Continues on the Advancement of Primary Liver Cancer and
Recurrent Chest Wall Clinical Trials

COLUMBIA, Md., Nov 13, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2008. The Company reported a net loss from continuing operations of $4.3 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $3.7 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2007. When factoring in discontinued operations in 2007, the Company reported a net loss of $3.6 million, or $.34 per diluted share, in the third quarter ended September 30, 2007.

Recent Celsion Milestones:

-- Announced that site initiation is tracking well against Celsion's most recent projections in its global Phase III Primary Liver Cancer trial. The Company anticipates that a Clinical Trial Agreement will be obtained in China by the end of 2008 in addition to the regulatory approval already received in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Canada, and Italy.

-- Continued to make progress in accelerating Celsion's Recurrent Chest Wall (RCW) cancer trial and anticipate initiating the pivotal Phase II study before the end of this year.

-- Signed a joint research agreement with Philips to explore the potential for using investigational magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) system in combination with Celsion's leading drug candidate, ThermoDox(R), to treat a broad range of cancers.

-- Announced that Yakult Honsha is proceeding with its plans to initiate a clinical program in Japan to study ThermoDox(R) for the treatment of primary liver cancer. Celsion and Yakult have executed a letter of intent relating to the commercialization of ThermoDox(R) for the Japanese markets subject to the execution of definitive agreements.

-- Presented at the Rodman & Renshaw 10th Annual Healthcare Conference on November 11 in New York.

Mr. Michael H. Tardugno, Celsion's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are excited about each of the recent milestones that we have met as we move forward with the Company's current programs. Advancing our pivotal studies including our Phase II RCW and Phase III Primary Liver Cancer trials remains our number one priority and we continue to see significant progress in their development. Each of the milestones we have reached speaks to the competency, credibility, and hard work of our management team and staff."

"Celsion is delivering on its goals," continued Mr. Tardugno. "Our cash position is strong, and we remain well-positioned to fund our Phase III Primary Liver Cancer study to a point where we have sufficient results to determine if there is support for an NDA filing. That said, we will continue to be prudent in our spend management while fully supporting our development pipeline."

For the nine months ended September 30, 2008, Celsion reported a net loss from continuing operations of $10.9 million, or $1.07 per share compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $11.5 million, or $1.07 per share, for the comparable period in 2007. Including income from discontinued operations in 2007, the Company recorded net income of $38.2 million, or $3.32 per diluted share.

Celsion is holding a conference call to discuss third quarter results on Thursday, November 13, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Interested parties may dial 877-604-2080 (U.S./Canada) or 706-902-1383 (International) for the teleconference and use Conference ID #72753429 to register ten minutes before the call is scheduled to begin. The call will also be broadcast live on the Internet at http://www.celsion.com.

The call will be archived for replay on November 13, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. and will be made available until Thursday, November 20, 2008. The replay can be accessed at 800-642-1687 or 706-645-9291, Conference ID: # 72753429. The call will also be available on the Company's website, http://www.celsion.com for 30 days after 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2008.

About Celsion: Celsion is dedicated to the development and commercialization of oncology drugs including tumor-targeting treatments using focused heat energy in combination with heat activated drug delivery systems.

Celsion has research, license or commercialization agreements with leading institutions such as the National Institutes of Health, Duke University Medical Center, University of Hong Kong, Cleveland Clinic, and the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System.

For more information on Celsion, visit our website: http://www.celsion.com.

Celsion wishes to inform readers that forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, unforeseen changes in the course of research and development activities and in clinical trials by others; possible acquisitions of other technologies, assets or businesses; possible actions by customers, suppliers, competitors, regulatory authorities; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

                         Celsion Corporation
                  Condensed Statements of Operations
             (in thousands except for per share amounts)
                             (Unaudited)




                      Three Months Ended         Nine Months Ended
                         September 30,             September 30,
                   ------------------------- -------------------------
                       2008         2007         2008         2007
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------

Revenues           $         -  $         -  $         -  $         -

 Operating
  expenses:
   Research and
    development          3,840        1,959        8,422        6,079
   General and
    administrative         510        1,860        1,586        4,826
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
   Total operating
    expenses             4,350        3,819       10,008       10,905
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------

   Loss from
    operations          (4,350)      (3,819)     (10,008)     (10,905)

 Other income
  (expense):
   Other expense           (57)         (24)        (896)        (439)
   Interest income          81          204          185          505
   Interest
    expense                (14)         (12)        (133)        (677)
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------

 Loss from
  continuing
  operations            (4,340)      (3,651)     (10,852)     (11,516)

Discontinued
 Operations
  Income from
   discontinued
   operations                -           33            -       49,755
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------


Net (loss) /
 income            $    (4,340) $    (3,618) $   (10,852) $    38,239
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

Net loss from
 continuing
 operations per
 common share -
 basic             $     (0.43) $     (0.34) $     (1.07) $     (1.07)
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

Net loss from
 continuing
 operations per
 common share -
 diluted           $     (0.43) $     (0.34) $     (1.07) $     (1.07)
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

Net income from
 discontinued
 operations per
 common share -
 basic             $         -  $         -  $         -  $      4.62
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

Net income from
 discontinued
 operations per
 common share -
 diluted           $         -  $         -  $         -  $      4.32
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

Net (loss) /
 income per common
 share - basic     $     (0.43) $     (0.34) $     (1.07) $      3.55
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

Net (loss) /
 income per common
 share - diluted   $     (0.43) $     (0.34) $     (1.07) $      3.32
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

Weighted average
 shares
 outstanding -
 basic              10,149,055   10,774,497   10,146,339   10,764,878
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

Weighted average
 shares
 outstanding -
 diluted            10,149,055   10,774,497   10,146,339   11,526,717
                   ============ ============ ============ ============



                         Celsion Corporation
                       Condensed Balance Sheets
                            (in thousands)

                                            September 30,
                                                2008      December 31,
                                             (Unaudited)      2007
                                            ------------- ------------

  Current assets
    Cash and short term investments             $  8,969     $  5,937
    Accounts receivable                               68          230
    Due from Boston Scientific Corporation        15,000       15,000
    Prepaid expenses                                 141          257
                                            ------------- ------------
  Total current assets                            24,178       21,424
                                            ------------- ------------

    Property and equipment, net                      225          268
    Notes and loans receivable                       321        1,382
    Due from Boston Scientific Corporation
     - Non Current                                     -       15,000
    Deposits with CROs and other assets            1,178          965
                                            ------------- ------------
  Total other assets                               1,724       17,615
                                            ------------- ------------

  Total assets                                  $ 25,902     $ 39,039
                                            ============= ============


  Current liabilities
    Accounts payable                            $  2,237     $  1,830
    Accrued expenses                               2,755        5,066
    Income taxes payable                               -          546
    Note payable - current portion                   408          677
                                            ------------- ------------
  Total current liabilities                        5,400        8,119
                                            ------------- ------------

  Long-term liabilities
  Note payable                                         -          235
  Other liabilities                                   30           34
                                            ------------- ------------
  Total long-term liabilities                         30          269
                                            ------------- ------------

  Total liabilities                                5,430        8,388
                                            ------------- ------------

  Stockholders' equity
    Common stock                                     108          108
    Additional paid-in capital                    89,014       88,320
    Unrealized loss on available for sale
     securities                                      (21)
    Accumulated deficit                          (65,990)     (55,138)
                                            ------------- ------------
      Subtotal                                    23,111       33,290
    Less: Treasury Stock - at cost                (2,639)      (2,639)
                                            ------------- ------------
  Total stockholders' equity                      20,472       30,651
                                            ------------- ------------

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity      $ 25,902     $ 39,039
                                            ============= ============

SOURCE: Celsion Corporation

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