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Wolf Popper LLP Investigates the Proposed Acquisition of Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. by BioTime, Inc.


NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolf Popper LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors in Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE:AST) concerning the proposed acquisition of Asterias by BioTime, Inc.  According to Carl Stine, a partner at Wolf Popper LLP, "BioTime seems to be trying to use its 40% ownership and insider knowledge to force through a transaction that would provide Asterias shareholders with what appears to be a drastically unfair exchange ratio."    

Under the terms of the proposed acquisition, Asterias's shareholders will receive only $1.49 per share in BioTime common stock.  Price targets of every analyst who provides such targets are $12.00, $11.00, $6.00, and $5.50 per share.  Asterias shareholders seeking more information about the transaction or Wolf Popper's investigation can contact Mr. Stine at (212) 759-4600 or

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