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Vanda Receives Negative Opinion for Marketing Authorization from the European Medicines Agency on Fanaptum™ for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA)  announced today that the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Product for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a negative opinion recommending against the marketing authorization of Fanaptum™ (oral iloperidone tablets) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adult patients in the European Union.  The CHMP was of the opinion that the benefits of Fanaptum™ did not outweigh its risks and recommended against marketing authorization.  Vanda intends to appeal this opinion and request a re-examination by the CHMP. 

About Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Vanda is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies to address high unmet medical needs and improve the lives of patients.  For more on Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc., please visit www.vandapharma.com.

About Fanapt®
For full U.S. Prescribing Information for Fanapt®, including indication, Boxed Warnings and Important Safety Information, visit our Web site at www.fanapt.com.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING Forward-Looking Statements
Various statements in this press release, including statements regarding Vanda's intentions to appeal the decision by the CHMP and request a re-examination, are "forward-looking statements" under the securities laws.  These forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations that involve risks, changes in circumstances, assumptions and uncertainties.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in Vanda's forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the CHMP's willingness to grant a re-examination and other factors that are described in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of Vanda's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, which are on file with the SEC and available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.  Additional factors may be described in those sections of Vanda's quarterly report for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, to be filed with the SEC in the third quarter of 2017.  In addition to the risks described above and in Vanda's annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, other unknown or unpredictable factors also could affect Vanda's results.  There can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by Vanda will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Vanda.  Therefore, no assurance can be given that the outcomes stated in such forward-looking statements and estimates will be achieved.

All written and verbal forward-looking statements attributable to Vanda or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to herein.  Vanda cautions investors not to rely too heavily on the forward-looking statements Vanda makes or that are made on its behalf.  The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and Vanda undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines any obligation, to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Investor Contact:
Jim Kelly
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
(202) 734-3428
jim.kelly@vandapharma.com

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