TriVascular Technologies, Inc. Reports Preliminary Third Quarter Financial Results

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TriVascular Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIV), manufacturer of the Ovation® Abdominal Stent Graft platform, today reported preliminary unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Preliminary revenue for the third quarter of 2015 is expected to be approximately $9.5 million, reflecting growth of 20% over the third quarter of 2014 on a reported basis and 23% on a constant currency basis. Based on these preliminary estimates, US revenue is expected to be $6.5 million, reflecting growth of 20% year-over-year, and revenue from international customers is expected to be $3.0 million, reflecting growth of 19%, or 31% on a constant currency basis.

“Our third quarter revenue demonstrates continued adoption of the Ovation platform, a clinically proven, less invasive solution for treatment of the broadest range of AAA anatomies,” said President and Chief Executive Officer, Chris Chavez. “This afternoon we announced that we entered into a definitive merger agreement with Endologix, Inc. We are pleased to join Endologix, as we believe the combined capabilities and differentiated technologies of both companies following the closing of the merger, currently expected to be in early 2016, will allow us to more effectively advance our goal to improve and expand EVAR safely for more patients.”

Conference Call and Financial Guidance

TriVascular plans to release full financial results for the third quarter after market close on Monday, November 9, 2015. As a result of the previously announced definitive merger agreement with Endologix, Inc., TriVascular will not be providing financial guidance, and will not be hosting a third quarter 2015 results conference call.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes a non-GAAP financial measure of constant currency revenue growth percentage. We evaluate our results of operations on both an as reported and a constant currency basis. The constant currency presentation, which is a non-GAAP measure, excludes the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. We believe providing constant currency information provides valuable supplemental information regarding our results of operations, consistent with how we evaluate our performance. We calculate constant currency percentages by converting our prior-period local currency financial results using the current period exchange rates and comparing these adjusted amounts to our current period reported results.

About TriVascular Technologies, Inc. – TriVascular is a medical device company developing and commercializing innovative technologies to significantly advance minimally invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. The company manufactures the Ovation Prime® and iX™ Stent Graft Systems, the lowest profile FDA-approved endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) systems, which utilize a novel, polymer-based sealing mechanism. TriVascular is based in Santa Rosa, California.

Forward-Looking Statements

In addition to the historical information, this communication includes statements that may be forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project” and similar expressions, among others, generally identify forward-looking statements. Endologix and TriVascular caution that these forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the likelihood that the transaction is consummated on a timely basis or at all, including whether the conditions required to complete the transaction will be met, realization of the expected benefits of the transaction, competition from other products, changes to laws and regulations applicable to our industry, status of our ongoing clinical trials, clinical trial results, decisions and the timing of decisions of regulatory authorities regarding our products and potential future products, risks relating to foreign currency fluctuations, and a variety of other risks. Additional information about the factors that may affect the companies’ operations is set forth in Endologix’s and TriVascular’s annual and periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Neither Endologix nor TriVascular undertakes any obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements as a result of subsequent events or developments, except as required by law. TriVascular’s results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of operating results for any future periods.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

The transaction referenced in this communication has not yet commenced, and no proxies are yet being solicited. Endologix plans to file a registration statement on Form S–4 (“S-4”) that will serve as a prospectus for Endologix shares to be issued as consideration in the merger and as a proxy statement of TriVascular for the solicitation of votes of TriVascular stockholders to approve the proposed transaction (the “Proxy Statement/Prospectus”). This communication is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares. It is also not a substitute for the S-4, the Proxy Statement/Prospectus or any other documents that Endologix or TriVascular may file with the SEC or send to stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ENDOLOGIX, TRIVASCULAR AND THE TRANSACTIONS. TRIVASCULAR STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING VOTING ON THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.

In addition to the SEC filings made in connection with the transaction, each of Endologix and TriVascular files annual, quarterly and current reports and other information with the SEC. Endologix’s and TriVascular’s filings with the SEC, including the Proxy Statement/Prospectus once it is filed, are available to the public free of charge at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of documents filed with the SEC by TriVascular will be made available free of charge on TriVascular’s website at http://investors.trivascular.com. Copies of documents filed with the SEC by Endologix will be made available free of charge on Endologix’s website at http://investor.endologix.com.

Participants in the Solicitation

Endologix, TriVascular and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in any solicitation of proxies from TriVascular’s stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information regarding Endologix’s directors and executive officers is available in its proxy statement for its 2015 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 17, 2015; information regarding TriVascular’s directors and executive officers is available in its proxy statement for its 2015 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 14, 2015. Other information regarding the interests of such potential participants will be contained in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus when it becomes available. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described in the preceding paragraph.

CONTACT: Company Contact:
         Michael R. Kramer
         Chief Financial Officer
         (707) 543-8709
         
         Media Contact:
         Vivek K. Jayaraman
         VP, Global Sales & Marketing
         (707) 543-8804
         vivek.jayaraman@trivascular.com
         
         Investor Relations Contact:
         Westwicke Partners
         Jamar Ismail
         (415) 513-1282
         jamar.ismail@westwicke.com