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Anavex CEO to Present Clinical Prediction Data for ANAVEX 2-73 at CNS Summit 2013

New York, NY — November 7, 2013

Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (OTCQB: AVXL) is pleased to announce that its President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher U. Missling, PhD, will be presenting new clinical predication data supporting its investigational compound, ANAVEX 2-73, as a potential therapeutic for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The data will be unveiled in a poster presentation at the CNS Summit 2013, which takes place November 14-17, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. The poster presentation was co-authored by Tangui Maurice, PhD, INSERM; Athan Spiros, In Silico BioSciences (ISB); Patrick Roberts, ISB and Oregon Health & Science University; and, Hugo Geerts, ISB and University of Pennsylvania.

The findings will be presented during the following poster session:

Title: The anticipated clinical effect of the new Alzheimer drug ANAVEX 2-73 in a

calibrated Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Platform

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

Place: The Boca Raton Waldorf Astoria

501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

ANAVEX 2-73 is an orally available small molecule being investigated for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to pre-clinical data indicating that ANAVEX 2-73 has the potential to prevent, halt and/or reverse the course of Alzheimer’s disease, there was also a highly encouraging synergistic effect observed between ANAVEX 2-73 and Aricept® (donepezil). The combined therapeutics produced up to 80% greater reversal of memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease models versus when the drugs were used individually.

About Anavex Life Sciences Corp.

Anavex Life Sciences Corp. ( is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of novel drug candidates to treat Alzheimer’s, CNS diseases and various types of cancer. ANAVEX 2-73, a drug candidate developed to treat Alzheimer’s through potential disease modification, has undergone an initial Phase 1 human clinical trial and was well tolerated in doses up to 55mg. Results from pre-clinical studies indicate that ANAVEX 2-73 demonstrates anti-amnesic and neuroprotective properties. Anavex is a publicly traded corporation quoted as AVXL.

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