TELA Bio, Inc. to Join the Russell 2000® Index

Malvern, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

MALVERN, Pa., June 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TELA Bio, Inc. ("TELA") (Nasdaq: TELA), a commercial stage medical technology company focused on designing, developing and marketing a new category of tissue reinforcement materials to address unmet needs in soft tissue reconstruction, today announced that the company will be added to the Russell 2000® Index at the conclusion of the Russell U.S. Indices annual reconstitution, effective after the U.S. market opens on June 26, 2020.

"We are honored to be added to the Russell Indices," said Tony Koblish, TELA Bio President and Chief Executive Officer. "We believe the inclusion in the Russell 2000 Index exemplifies our trajectory of growth and the strides we are making in the market place and investment community. As a newly public company, we look forward to raising our visibility and awareness with leading institutional investors worldwide as we continue to make progress on our operational and financial growth initiatives."

Russell U.S. Indices are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors as the basis for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $9 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell U.S. Indices. Russell U.S. Indices are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.

About TELA Bio, Inc.

TELA Bio, Inc. is a commercial stage medical technology company focused on designing, developing, and marketing a new category of tissue reinforcement materials to address unmet needs in soft tissue reconstruction. TELA's products are designed to improve on shortcomings of existing biologics and minimize long-term exposure to permanent synthetic material. TELA's portfolio is supported by quality, data-driven science and extensive pre-clinical research that has consistently demonstrated advantages over other commercially available products.

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TELA Bio Contact
Stuart Henderson
Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations
TELA Bio, Inc.

Investor Contact
Greg Chodaczek