IntelGenx Announces Update on Private Placement and Proposed LaboVal Acquisition

March 27, 2018

SAINT LAURENT, Quebec, March 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IntelGenx Technologies Corp. (TSX-V:IGX) (OTCQX:IGXT) (the “Company” or “IntelGenx”) announces that, due to market conditions, it will not be proceeding with the private placement previously announced on March 20, 2018. As a result, IntelGenx Corp., the Company’s operating subsidiary, will not be proceeding with the previously announced proposed acquisition of LaboVal Inc., which was subject to the Company obtaining satisfactory financing.

“While the cancellation of this financing is disappointing, it provides us with the opportunity to potentially re-enter the market at a more favorable time, with the goal of generating less shareholder dilution,” said Horst G. Zerbe, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “We also continue to believe in the potential strategic benefit of an acquisition of LaboVal and hope to revisit this opportunity at a more opportune time in the future.”

About IntelGenx

Established in 2003, IntelGenx is a leading oral drug delivery company primarily focused on the development and manufacturing of innovative pharmaceutical oral films based on its proprietary VersaFilm™ technology platform.

IntelGenx' highly skilled team provides comprehensive pharmaceuticals services to pharmaceutical partners, including R&D, analytical method development, clinical monitoring, IP and regulatory services. IntelGenx' state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, established for the VersaFilm™ technology platform, supports lab-scale to pilot and commercial-scale production, offering full service capabilities to its clients. More information about the Company can be found at www.intelgenx.com.

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This document may contain forward-looking information or forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable U.S. and Canadian securities laws. These statements are statements that are not purely historical and include, but are not limited to, statements about future plans and objectives of IntelGenx. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Because these forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, IntelGenx' actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Registration Statement and in IntelGenx' annual report on Form 10-K, filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov, and also filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and www.sedar.com. IntelGenx assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which Forward-Looking Information is based are reasonable, readers of this press release are cautioned not to rely unduly on this Forward-Looking Information since no assurance can be given that they will prove to be correct. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any Forward-Looking Information, whether as a result of events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release, unless so required by legislation.

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For more information, please contact:

Stephen Kilmer
Investor Relations
(514) 331-7440 ext 232
stephen@intelgenx.com

OR

Andre Godin, CPA, CA
Executive Vice-President and CFO
IntelGenx Technologies Corp.
(514) 331-7440 ext 203
andre@intelgenx.com

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