Anavex to Present at Rodman & Renshaw 16th Annual Global Investment Conference

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NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anavex Life Sciences Corp. ("Anavex" or the "Company") (OTCQB:AVXL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel drug candidates to treat Alzheimer's disease, other diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) and various types of cancer, today announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher U. Missling, PhD, will be presenting at the Rodman & Renshaw 16th Annual Global Investment Conference on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 1:40 p.m. ET in the Adams Salon of the New York Palace Hotel. Investors not able to attend in person may view Dr. Missling's presentation via a live webcast, which will also be archived on Anavex's website.

In addition to providing an overview of the Company's business, Dr. Missling will be available to participate in one-on-one meetings with investors attending the conference. Attendees are also invited to contact Anavex in advance at ir@anavex.com to request a meeting with Dr. Missling.

Qualifying investors can register for free admission through the online form for the Rodman & Renshaw conference.

About Anavex Life Sciences Corp.

Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (www.anavex.com) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of novel drug candidates to treat Alzheimer's disease, other CNS diseases and various types of cancer. ANAVEX 2-73, an orally available drug candidate developed to treat Alzheimer's disease through potential disease modification, has undergone an initial Phase 1 human clinical trial and was well tolerated in doses up to 55mg. Results from preclinical studies indicate that ANAVEX 2-73 demonstrates anti-amnesic and neuroprotective properties. A highly encouraging synergistic effect has also been observed between ANAVEX 2-73 and donepezil (Aricept®). The combined therapeutic, called ANAVEX PLUS, produced up to 80% greater reversal of memory loss in Alzheimer's disease models versus when the drugs were used individually. Anavex is a publicly traded corporation quoted as AVXL.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature are forward-looking statements. These statements are only predictions based on current information and expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected in any of such statements due to various factors, including the risks set forth in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and Anavex Life Sciences Corp. undertakes no obligation to revise or update this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

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