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G1 Therapeutics Added to Nasdaq Biotechnology Index

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:GTHX), a clinical-stage oncology company, today announced that it has been selected for addition to the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (Nasdaq:NBI), effective prior to market open on Monday, December 18, 2017.

The Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI) contains securities of Nasdaq-listed companies classified as either biotechnology or pharmaceutical, according to the Industry Classification Benchmark. Companies in the NBI must meet eligibility requirements, including minimum market capitalization and average daily trading volume, among other criteria. The NBI is re-ranked annually and forms the basis for a number of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), including the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF. For more information about the NBI, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com.

About G1 Therapeutics, Inc.

G1 Therapeutics, Inc., is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. G1’s two clinical assets, trilaciclib and G1T38, are CDK4/6 inhibitors, a validated and promising class of targets for anti-cancer therapeutics. Trilaciclib and G1T38 have broad therapeutic potential in many forms of cancer and may serve as the backbone of multiple combination regimens. In addition, G1 is advancing G1T48, a potential first/best-in-class oral selective estrogen receptor degrader, or SERD, which is targeted for the treatment of ER+ breast cancer.

G1 is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. For additional information, please visit www.g1therapeutics.com and follow us on Twitter @G1Therapeutics.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," and similar expressions (as well as other words or expressions referencing future events, conditions, or circumstances) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, the therapeutic potential of trilaciclib, G1T38 and G1T48, and are based on G1 Therapeutics’ expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release. Each of these forward-looking statements involves risks and uncertainties. Factors that may cause G1 Therapeutics’ actual results to differ from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements in this press release are discussed in G1 Therapeutics’ filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the "Risk Factors" sections contained therein and include, but are not limited to, the inherent uncertainties associated with developing new products or technologies and operating as a development-stage company; G1’s ability to complete clinical trials for, obtain approvals for, and commercialize any of its product candidates; G1’s ability to recruit and enroll patients in our studies; competition in the industry in which we operate; and market conditions. Except as required by law, G1 Therapeutics assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in expectations, even as new information becomes available.

Contacts:

Investors:
Robert Uhl
Westwicke Partners
858-356-5932
robert.uhl@westwicke.com

Media:
Laura Bagby                     
6 Degrees Communications
312-448-8098
lbagby@6degreespr.com

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