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  • Bionomics has revealed its plan to conduct a registered IPO of American Depository Shares and a concurrent listing on Nasdaq.

Bionomics Limited (ASX: BNO, OTCQB: BNOEF), (Bionomics) a global, clinical stage
biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce that it plans to conduct a registered initial public offering of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) in the United States and a concurrent listing of ADSs on Nasdaq. The number of ADSs and price of the proposed offering have not yet been determined. The proposed offering is expected to commence after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission completes its review process of a registration statement relating to the proposed offering (the Registration Statement) that the company intends to file, and subject to market and other conditions, including the effectiveness of the Registration Statement and shareholder approval under Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Listing Rule 7.1. Each ADS would represent a certain number of fully paid ordinary shares in Bionomics.

No final decision has been made in respect of the Nasdaq listing and there can be no assurance as to the occurrence, timing or completion of such a listing. Following any Nasdaq listing Bionomics shares would continue to trade on ASX.

This press release is being made pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135 under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction.

About Bionics Limited

(ASX: BNO, OTCQB: BNOEF) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary platform technologies to discover and develop a deep pipeline of best-in-class, novel drug candidates for patients affected by central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Bionomics’ lead drug candidate BNC210 is a negative allosteric modulator of the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. BNC210 oral tablet formulation is currently being evaluated in a second Phase 2b trial for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for which it was granted Fast Track designation by the FDA. BNC210 is also being evaluated as an acute treatment in Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) patients and is expected to enter a Phase 2 trial. In addition, Bionomics has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with EmpathBio Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Germany-based CNS clinical development company, atai Life Sciences, to collectively explore a combination drug treatment regimen with Bionomics’ BNC210 and EmpathBio’s 3,4- Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) derivative EMP-01 for the treatment of PTSD. Beyond BNC210, Bionomics has a strategic partnership with Merck & Co., Inc (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) with two drugs in earlystage clinical trials for the treatment of cognitive deficits in Alzheimer’s disease.