Press Release

GBT Announces New Employment Inducement Grants

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) (NASDAQ: GBT) today announced that, on October 1, 2018, the compensation committee of the Company’s board of directors granted 10 new employees options to purchase an aggregate of 63,250 shares of the Company’s common stock with a per share exercise price of $36.90, the closing trading price on the grant date, and restricted stock units for an aggregate of 42,800 shares of the Company’s common stock. All of the above-described awards were made under the Company’s Amended and Restated 2017 Inducement Equity Plan (the Plan).

The above-described awards were each granted as an inducement material to the employees entering into employment with the Company in accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4), and were granted pursuant to the terms of the Plan. The Plan was adopted by the Company’s board of directors in January 2017.

About GBT
GBT is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company determined to discover, develop and deliver innovative treatments that provide hope to underserved patient communities. GBT is developing two therapies for the potential treatment of sickle cell disease, including its late-stage product candidate, voxelotor, as an oral, once-daily therapy. To learn more, please visit www.gbt.com and follow the company on Twitter @GBT_news.

Contact Information:
Myesha Lacy (investors)
GBT
650-351-4730
investor@gbt.com

Julie Normart (media)
W2O pure
415-946-1087
media@gbt.com

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Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc.