FNCH Finch Therapeutics Group Inc.

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  1. SOMERVILLE, Mass., June 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc. ("Finch" or "Finch Therapeutics") (NASDAQ:FNCH), a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery® platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs, today announced that it was added to the Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 Indexes as part of the 2021 Russell indexes annual reconstitution that took effect after the market close on June 25, 2021.

    The annual Russell indexes reconstitution captures the 4,000 largest US stocks as of May 7, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the US all-cap Russell 3000 Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap…

    SOMERVILLE, Mass., June 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc. ("Finch" or "Finch Therapeutics") (NASDAQ:FNCH), a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery® platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs, today announced that it was added to the Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 Indexes as part of the 2021 Russell indexes annual reconstitution that took effect after the market close on June 25, 2021.

    The annual Russell indexes reconstitution captures the 4,000 largest US stocks as of May 7, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the US all-cap Russell 3000 Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000 Index or small-cap Russell 2000 Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes. Approximately $10.6 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell's US indexes.

    "We are pleased to be added to the Russell indexes," said Greg Perry, Chief Financial Officer of Finch Therapeutics. "Finch's inclusion will help broaden our exposure to the investment community as we continue to advance the development of several novel microbiome therapeutics, with our lead product candidate positioned to enter a Phase 3 clinical trial and two other innovative development programs slated to enter the clinic this year."

    About Finch Therapeutics

    Finch Therapeutics is a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery® platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs. With the capabilities to develop both complete and targeted microbiome therapeutics, Finch is advancing a rich pipeline of candidates designed to address a wide range of unmet medical needs. Finch's lead candidate, CP101, is in late-stage clinical development for the prevention of recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI), and has received Breakthrough Therapy and Fast Track designations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In June 2020, Finch announced that CP101 met its primary efficacy endpoint in PRISM3, the first of two pivotal trials to support the development of CP101 for the prevention of recurrent CDI. Finch plans to initiate a Phase 3 trial, referred to as PRISM4, as its second pivotal trial of CP101 for recurrent CDI. Finch is also developing CP101 for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus, and FIN-211 for the treatment of the gastrointestinal and behavioral symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. In partnership with Takeda, Finch is advancing FIN-524 and FIN-525 for the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, respectively.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Words such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "plans," "potential," "projects," "would" and "future" or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the initiation and timing of Finch's clinical trials, and Finch's ability to advance the development of several novel microbiome therapeutics. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: Finch's limited operating history and historical losses; Finch's ability to raise additional funding to complete the development and any commercialization of its product candidates; Finch's dependence on the success of its lead product candidate, CP101; the possibility that Finch may be delayed in initiating, enrolling or completing any clinical trials; results of clinical trials may not be sufficient to satisfy regulatory authorities to approve Finch's product candidates in their targeted or other indications (or such authorities may request additional trials or additional information); results of clinical trials may not be indicative of final or future results from later stage or larger clinical trials (or in broader patient populations once the product is approved for use by regulatory agencies) or may not be favorable or may not support further development; Finch's product candidates, including CP101, may not generate the benefits to patients that are anticipated; anticipated regulatory approvals may be delayed or refused; competition from third parties that are developing products for similar uses; Finch's ability to maintain patent and other intellectual property protection and the possibility that Finch's intellectual property rights may be infringed, invalid or unenforceable or will be threatened by third parties; Finch's ability to qualify and scale its manufacturing capabilities in anticipation of commencement of multiple global clinical trials; Finch's lack of experience in selling, marketing and distributing its product candidates; Finch's dependence on third parties in connection with manufacturing, clinical trials and preclinical studies; and risks relating to the impact and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic on Finch's business. These and other risks are described more fully in Finch's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the section titled "Risk Factors" in Finch's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 13, 2021, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors in Finch's other filings with the SEC. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made. Except to the extent required by law, Finch undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

    Human-First Discovery® is a registered trademark of Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc. Russell 3000®, Russell 2000®, and Russell 1000® are registered trademarks of FTSE Russell.

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  2. SOMERVILLE, Mass., May 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc. ("Finch" or "Finch Therapeutics") (NASDAQ:FNCH), a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs, today announced that Mark Smith, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, will participate in two upcoming virtual investor conferences:

    • Jefferies Virtual Healthcare Conference: Finch will participate in a fireside chat on June 4, 2021 at 10:00 am ET.
    • The JMP Securities Life Sciences Conference: Finch will present a corporate overview on June 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm ET.

    A live webcast of each presentation will be available under the ‘Investors & News' section of the Finch…

    SOMERVILLE, Mass., May 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc. ("Finch" or "Finch Therapeutics") (NASDAQ:FNCH), a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs, today announced that Mark Smith, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, will participate in two upcoming virtual investor conferences:

    • Jefferies Virtual Healthcare Conference: Finch will participate in a fireside chat on June 4, 2021 at 10:00 am ET.
    • The JMP Securities Life Sciences Conference: Finch will present a corporate overview on June 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm ET.

    A live webcast of each presentation will be available under the ‘Investors & News' section of the Finch website. A replay of each presentation will be available shortly after the event and will be archived for approximately 30 days.

    About Finch Therapeutics

    Finch Therapeutics is a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery® platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs. With the capabilities to develop both complete and targeted microbiome therapeutics, Finch is advancing a rich pipeline of candidates designed to address a wide range of unmet medical needs. Finch's lead candidate, CP101, is in late-stage clinical development for the prevention of recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI), and has received Breakthrough Therapy and Fast Track designations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In June 2020, Finch announced that CP101 met its primary efficacy endpoint in PRISM3, the first of two pivotal trials to support the development of CP101 for the prevention of recurrent CDI. Finch plans to initiate a Phase 3 trial, referred to as PRISM4, as its second pivotal trial of CP101 for recurrent CDI. Finch is also developing CP101 for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus, and FIN-211 for the treatment of the gastrointestinal and behavioral symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. In partnership with Takeda, Finch is advancing FIN-524 and FIN-525 for the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, respectively.

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    • Completed upsized IPO, raising $130.8 million in gross proceeds
    • Topline safety and efficacy data from more than 130 recurrent CDI patients treated with CP101 in PRISM-EXT expected in H2 2021
    • Strengthened leadership team with the appointment of Susan E. Graf to Board of Directors, Michelle Rose, PhD, as Chief Regulatory Officer, David Pugatch, MD, as Vice President of Clinical Development, and Joseph Vittiglio, JD, as General Counsel
    • Initiation of Phase 3 trial of CP101 for recurrent CDI and Phase 1 trial of CP101 for chronic hepatitis B virus expected in mid-2021; initiation of Phase 1 trial of FIN-211 in autism expected in H2 2021

    SOMERVILLE, Mass., May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc. ("Finch" or the "Company") (NASDAQ…

    • Completed upsized IPO, raising $130.8 million in gross proceeds
    • Topline safety and efficacy data from more than 130 recurrent CDI patients treated with CP101 in PRISM-EXT expected in H2 2021
    • Strengthened leadership team with the appointment of Susan E. Graf to Board of Directors, Michelle Rose, PhD, as Chief Regulatory Officer, David Pugatch, MD, as Vice President of Clinical Development, and Joseph Vittiglio, JD, as General Counsel
    • Initiation of Phase 3 trial of CP101 for recurrent CDI and Phase 1 trial of CP101 for chronic hepatitis B virus expected in mid-2021; initiation of Phase 1 trial of FIN-211 in autism expected in H2 2021

    SOMERVILLE, Mass., May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc. ("Finch" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:FNCH), a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs, today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 and provided a business update.

    "With our successful IPO in March, we are well positioned to continue advancing the development of this novel class of therapeutics," said Mark Smith, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Finch Therapeutics. "Building on the positive topline Phase 2 data from our lead candidate in recurrent C. difficile, we look forward to reading out additional data and initiating a Phase 3 trial in recurrent C. difficile this year. We also anticipate initiating our Phase 1 trials in autism and chronic hepatitis B this year, laying the foundation for readouts in 2022 that we believe will further demonstrate the breadth of our microbiome therapeutics platform."

    Recent Highlights

    • Completed Upsized IPO: In March 2021, Finch closed its upsized initial public offering and listed on Nasdaq. Gross proceeds to Finch from the offering were approximately $130.8 million, with the partial exercise in April 2021 of the overallotment option to purchase additional shares of common stock by the underwriters.
    • Strengthened Team with Appointment of Four Additional Biotech Leaders: Finch appointed Susan E. Graf to its Board of Directors in April 2021. Additionally, Finch appointed Michelle Rose, PhD, as Chief Regulatory Officer in February 2021, David Pugatch, MD, as Vice President of Clinical Development in January 2021, and Joseph Vittiglio, JD, as General Counsel in December 2020.

    Key Anticipated Upcoming Milestones

    • Topline readout from PRISM-EXT, an open-label study evaluating the safety and efficacy of CP101 for recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI) is anticipated in the second half of 2021. Both 8-week and 6-month efficacy data are expected from more than 130 patients treated with CP101, comprising the largest clinical dataset generated with CP101 to date. This readout is expected to provide additional visibility into the safety, efficacy and durability of response for CP101 in recurrent CDI.
    • Initiation of a Phase 3 trial as Finch's second pivotal trial of CP101 for recurrent CDI is expected in mid-2021.
    • Initiation of Phase 1 trial of CP101 in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) is expected in mid-2021, with topline data anticipated in the second half of 2022.
    • Advancing FIN-211, a new enriched consortia product candidate, into the clinic with initiation of a Phase 1 trial in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and gastrointestinal symptoms expected in the second half of 2021, with topline data anticipated in the second half of 2022.

    First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

    • Finch reported a net loss of $14.0 million for the first quarter of 2021 as compared to a net loss of $7.9 million for the same period in 2020. The increase in net loss for the first quarter was largely due to increased research and development expenses, as well as increased costs related to the infrastructure needed to support Finch's growth.

    • Research and development expenses for the first quarter of 2021 were $13.0 million, compared with $7.4 million for the same period in 2020. The increase was primarily due to an increase in costs related to personnel costs, with a focus on further developing Finch's manufacturing capabilities and efforts towards early asset discovery work. Increases were also due to expansion and development of Finch's chronic HBV and ASD programs.

    • General and administrative expenses for the first quarter of 2021 were $4.6 million, as compared with $2.3 million for the same period in 2020. The increase was primarily due to increased headcount to support Finch's operational growth and an increase in professional fees to support Finch's transition to a public company.

    • Finch's cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2021 was $193.0 million compared to $99.7 million as of December 31, 2020. Finch expects that the cash and cash equivalents it had on hand at March 31, 2021 will be sufficient to fund operating expenses and capital expenditures into mid-2023.

    About Finch Therapeutics

    Finch Therapeutics is a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery® platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs. With the capabilities to develop both complete and targeted microbiome therapeutics, Finch is advancing a rich pipeline of candidates designed to address a wide range of unmet medical needs. Finch's lead candidate, CP101, is in late-stage clinical development for the prevention of recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI), and has received Breakthrough Therapy and Fast Track designations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In June 2020, Finch announced that CP101 met its primary efficacy endpoint in PRISM3, the first of two pivotal trials to support the development of CP101 for the prevention of recurrent CDI. Finch plans to initiate a Phase 3 trial, referred to as PRISM4, as its second pivotal trial of CP101 for recurrent CDI. Finch is also developing CP101 for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus, and FIN-211 for the treatment of the gastrointestinal and behavioral symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. In partnership with Takeda, Finch is advancing FIN-524 and FIN-525 for the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, respectively.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Words such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "plans," "potential," "projects," "would" and "future" or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the initiation and timing of Finch's clinical trials and the period during which the results of the trial will be available including specifically the initiation of a Phase 3 trial in recurrent C. difficile and Phase 1 trials in autism and chronic hepatitis B; Finch's ability to advance the development of a novel class of therapeutics; Finch's ability to demonstrate the breadth of its microbiome therapeutics platform; the therapeutic value, development, and commercial potential of microbiome therapeutics and Finch's expected cash runway. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: Finch's limited operating history and historical losses; Finch's ability to raise additional funding to complete the development and any commercialization of its product candidates; Finch's dependence on the success of its lead product candidate, CP101; Finch may be delayed in initiating, enrolling or completing any clinical trials; results of clinical trials may not be sufficient to satisfy regulatory authorities to approve CP101 as a treatment for recurrent C. difficile or other indication (or they may request additional trials or additional information); the potential that clinical trials may not be indicative of final or future results from later stage or larger clinical trials (or in broader patient populations once the product is approved for use by regulatory agencies); CP101 may not generate the expected benefits to patients that are anticipated; anticipated regulatory approvals may be delayed or refused; the potential that CP101 clinical trial results may not be favorable or may not support registration or further development; competition from third parties that are developing products for similar uses; Finch's intellectual property position; Finch's ability to qualify and scale its manufacturing capabilities in anticipation of commencement of multiple global clinical trials; Finch's dependence on third parties in connection with manufacturing, clinical trials and preclinical studies; and risks relating to the impact and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic on Finch's business. These and other risks are described more fully in Finch's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the section titled "Risk Factors" in Finch's final prospectus dated March 18, 2021 filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b)(4) on March 22, 2021, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors Finch's subsequent filings with the SEC. All forward-looking statements contained in this presentation speak only as of the date on which they were made. Except to the extent required by law, Finch undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

    Human-First Discovery® is a registered trademark of Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc.

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    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

    (in thousands, except share and per share data)

      THREE MONTHS ENDED

    MARCH 31,
     
      2021  2020 
    Revenue:        
    Collaboration revenue $3,553  $1,612 
    Other revenue     180 
    Total revenue  3,553   1,792 
    Operating expenses:        
    Research and development  12,975   7,397 
    General and administrative  4,552   2,258 
    Total operating expenses  17,527   9,655 
    Loss from operations  (13,974)  (7,863)
    Other expense  (7)  (38)
    Net loss $(13,981) $(7,901)
    Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders—basic and diluted $(1.00) $(1.00)
    Weighted-average common stock outstanding—basic and diluted  14,033,273   7,867,230 



    Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc.

    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data (Unaudited)

    (in thousands)

      MARCH 31,

    2021
      DECEMBER 31,

    2020
     
    Assets:        
    Cash and cash equivalents $193,023  $99,710 
    Other assets  72,928   65,628 
    Total assets $265,951  $165,338 
    Liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity (deficit)        
    Liabilities  26,494   28,002 
    Redeemable convertible preferred stock     233,054 
    Stockholders' equity (deficit)  239,457   (95,718)
    Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity (deficit) $265,951  $165,338 



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  3. SOMERVILLE, Mass., May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc. ("Finch" or "Finch Therapeutics") (NASDAQ:FNCH), a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs, today announced that Mark Smith, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a fireside chat at the BofA Securities 2021 Virtual Health Care Conference on May 13, 2021 at 2:45 pm ET.

    A live webcast will be available under the ‘Investors & News' section of the Finch website. A replay of the webcast will become available approximately three hours after the event and will be archived for approximately 30 days.

    About Finch Therapeutics

    Finch…

    SOMERVILLE, Mass., May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc. ("Finch" or "Finch Therapeutics") (NASDAQ:FNCH), a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs, today announced that Mark Smith, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a fireside chat at the BofA Securities 2021 Virtual Health Care Conference on May 13, 2021 at 2:45 pm ET.

    A live webcast will be available under the ‘Investors & News' section of the Finch website. A replay of the webcast will become available approximately three hours after the event and will be archived for approximately 30 days.

    About Finch Therapeutics

    Finch Therapeutics is a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery® platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs. With the capabilities to develop both complete and targeted microbiome therapeutics, Finch is advancing a rich pipeline of candidates designed to address a wide range of unmet medical needs. Finch's lead candidate, CP101, is in late-stage clinical development for the prevention of recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI), and has received Breakthrough Therapy and Fast Track designations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In June 2020, Finch announced that CP101 met its primary efficacy endpoint in PRISM3, the first of two pivotal trials to support the development of CP101 for the prevention of recurrent CDI. Finch plans to initiate a Phase 3 trial, referred to as PRISM4, as its second pivotal trial of CP101 for recurrent CDI. Finch is also developing CP101 for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus, and FIN-211 for the treatment of the gastrointestinal and behavioral symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. In partnership with Takeda, Finch is advancing FIN-524 and FIN-525 for the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, respectively.

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  4. SOMERVILLE, Mass., April 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc. ("Finch" or "Finch Therapeutics") (NASDAQ:FNCH), a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs, today announced that Susan E. Graf has joined Finch's Board of Directors and will serve as Chair of the Audit Committee. Ms. Graf is an accomplished biopharma executive with more than 25 years of experience spanning corporate strategy, finance, business development, M&A, and the development and commercialization of biopharmaceuticals.

    "With Finch's recent IPO, strong Phase 2 data from their lead candidate, and innovative programs in chronic hepatitis…

    SOMERVILLE, Mass., April 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc. ("Finch" or "Finch Therapeutics") (NASDAQ:FNCH), a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs, today announced that Susan E. Graf has joined Finch's Board of Directors and will serve as Chair of the Audit Committee. Ms. Graf is an accomplished biopharma executive with more than 25 years of experience spanning corporate strategy, finance, business development, M&A, and the development and commercialization of biopharmaceuticals.

    "With Finch's recent IPO, strong Phase 2 data from their lead candidate, and innovative programs in chronic hepatitis B and autism entering the clinic soon, I am thrilled to join Finch at this exciting time," said Susan Graf. "I look forward to working with Finch's board and leadership team to execute on Finch's strategy and its mission to serve patients."

    "On behalf of the Finch team, I am delighted to welcome Susan to our board," said Mark Smith, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Finch Therapeutics. "Susan's extensive experience and demonstrated ability to guide the strategic growth of organizations and enable the development of new therapeutics will be invaluable as we continue to rapidly advance our pipeline, platform, and this new modality."

    Ms. Graf currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Akamara Therapeutics. Prior to Akamara, she was Chief Business Officer and Principal Financial Officer at Epizyme, Inc., leading finance, investor relations, corporate and business development and alliance management as well as implementing Epizyme's corporate strategy. Prior to Epizyme, Ms. Graf held the position of Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy for NPS Pharma before it was acquired by Shire in 2015. She was closely involved in the company's sale to Shire for $5.2B, in addition to serving on the executive team that transformed NPS Pharma into a global, commercial-stage, rare-disease biopharmaceutical company. During her tenure, NPS Pharma brought two rare disease products – Gattex® and Natpara®– to market. Prior to NPS Pharma, Ms. Graf spent nearly 18 years at Roche in a number of leadership and executive positions in business development, commercial assessment, due diligence, mergers & acquisitions, marketing, market research, sales, and manufacturing. Ms. Graf has an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University.

    About Finch Therapeutics

    Finch Therapeutics is a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs. With the capabilities to develop both complete and targeted microbiome therapeutics, Finch is advancing a rich pipeline of candidates designed to address a wide range of unmet medical needs. Finch's lead candidate, CP101, is in late-stage clinical development for the prevention of recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI), and has received Breakthrough Therapy and Fast Track designations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In June 2020, Finch announced that CP101 met its primary efficacy endpoint in PRISM3, the first of two pivotal trials to support the development of CP101 for the prevention of recurrent CDI. Finch plans to initiate a Phase 3 trial, referred to as PRISM4, as its second pivotal trial of CP101 for recurrent CDI. Finch is also developing CP101 for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus, and FIN-211 for the treatment of the gastrointestinal and behavioral symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. In partnership with Takeda, Finch is advancing FIN-524 and FIN-525 for the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, respectively.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Words such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "plans," "potential," "projects," "would" and "future" or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the commencement of the chronic hepatitis B and autism clinical trials and Finch's ability to rapidly advance its pipeline, platform, and the microbiome modality. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: Finch's limited operating history and historical losses; Finch's ability to raise additional funding to complete the development and any commercialization of its product candidates; Finch's dependence on the success of its lead product candidates, CP101; Finch's may be delayed in initiating, enrolling or completing any clinical trials; competition from third parties that are developing products for similar uses Finch's intellectual property position Finch's ability to qualify and scale its manufacturing capabilities in anticipation of commencement of multiple global clinical trials; Finch's dependence on third parties in connection with manufacturing, clinical trials and preclinical studies; and risks relating to the impact and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic on Finch's business. These and other risks are described more fully in Finch's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the section titled "Risk Factors" in in Finch's final prospectus dated March 18, 2021 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b)(4) on March 22, 2021, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors Finch's subsequent filings with the SEC. All forward-looking statements contained in this presentation speak only as of the date on which they were made. Except to the extent required by law, Finch undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

    Human-First Discovery® is a registered trademark of Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc.

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