atai Life Sciences N.V. (Nasdaq: ATAI), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company aiming to transform the treatment of mental health disorders, today announced that Apeiron Investment Group, the family office of its Founder and Chairman, Christian Angermayer, has decided to voluntarily extend its lock-up for all of its pre-IPO common shares for another 24 months, subject to limited exceptions. These shares represent approximately 17.4% of atai’s outstanding common shares.

In addition, other of atai’s largest pre-IPO investors have similarly signed voluntary agreements, extending their respective lock-up restrictions for an additional 12 months, subject to limited exceptions.

In the aggregate, these renewed lock-up agreements represent over 30% of atai’s outstanding common shares and illustrate the confidence of atai’s key shareholders in atai’s platform and its potential to address the growing mental health crisis.

“I truly believe that atai Life Sciences is one of these rare companies where the stars are aligned: the mission, the strategy, the execution, and the macro-environment. I couldn’t be more excited about atai’s future and its potential to play a vital role in solving one of humanity’s biggest challenges – the, unfortunately, continuously escalating mental health crisis,” comments . “As a personal matter, it is imperative to me to be on this journey for the long run, to leave this world a better place, and to play a meaningful role in bringing healing and relief to the millions and millions of people currently suffering. I refuse to disappoint them.”

Christian Angermayer, Founder, Aperion Investment Group

“For us, the IPO was just the beginning; another financing round on a long term, entrepreneurial journey, all with the goal of bringing new and better treatment options to people suffering from mental health disorders. We are extremely grateful to have Christian as a Founder, Chairman and investor. We are equally grateful to our other key shareholders who have shown their support and long-term commitment to atai through this unparalleled action,” says Florian Brand, Co-Founder and CEO.

About atai Life Sciences

atai is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company aiming to transform the treatment of mental health disorders. atai was founded in 2018 as a response to the significant unmet need and lack of innovation in the mental health treatment landscape. atai is dedicated to acquiring, incubating and efficiently developing innovative therapeutics to treat depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health disorders.

atai’s business model combines funding, technology, scientific and regulatory expertise with a focus on psychedelic therapy and other drugs with differentiated safety profiles and therapeutic potential. By pooling resources and best practices, atai aims to responsibly accelerate the development of new medicines across its companies, seeking to effectively treat and ultimately heal mental health disorders.

atai’s vision is to heal mental health disorders so that everyone, everywhere can live a more fulfilled life. atai has offices in New York, London, and Berlin. For more information, please visit