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EX-99.1 - EXHIBIT 99.1 - Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc.v333977_ex99-1.htm




Washington, D.C.  20549




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): February 5, 2013


Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Florida   001-33357   65-0643773

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


2 Snunit Street   20100
Science Park, POB 455    
Carmiel, Israel    
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code +972-4-988-9488

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 7.01.  Regulation FD Disclosure


On February 5, 2013, Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release confirming, in response to inquiries received the morning of the release and a report appearing in the Israeli press, that the Company has engaged Citigroup to assist it in reviewing a broad array of product partnering, technology sharing and other strategic alternatives. There is no assurance that the Company will undertake any such strategic alternative.


A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1.


The information contained in Item 7.01 of this report and in Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits




99.1Press release dated February 5, 2013






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Date: February 5, 2013 By: /s/ David Aviezer, Ph.D.  
  Name: David Aviezer, Ph.D.
  Title: President and Chief Executive Officer