The board of directors of Orexo resolves to issue new shares with payment in kind

Due to Orexo AB’s acquisition of Biolipox AB, the board of directors of Orexo has today resolved, in accordance with the authorization from the extraordinary shareholders’ meeting held on November 13, 2007, to issue not more than 7,630,895 new shares and not more than 926,000 warrants entitling to subscription for not more than 926,000 new shares in Orexo, whereby the company’s share capital may be increased by not more than SEK 3,422,758.

Right to subscribe for new shares and warrants shall only fall upon the shareholders and warrant holders in Biolipox, with a right and obligation to pay for the new shares and warrants by transfer of shares and warrants in Biolipox. The subscription price amounts to SEK 100 for each share and warrant, based on a share price for the Orexo share of SEK 100, which corresponds to the average share price for the Orexo share during the 45 trading days prior to the announcement of the acquisition on 15 October 2007. The resolution of the board of directors is conditional upon that the acquisition of Biolipox is completed.

For more information, please contact:

Håkan Åström, Chairman of the Board, Orexo AB
Tel +46 (0)703-74 72 13

Claes Wenthzel, Executive Vice President & CFO, Orexo AB
Tel +46 (0)18- 780 88 44