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PRESS RELEASE: RedHill Biopharma Reports 2015 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results





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RedHill Biopharma Reports 2015 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results

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RedHill Biopharma Reports 2015 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results

Key Highlights Include:

· RedHill maintains a strong and debt-free balance sheet with approximately $58 million in cash and cash equivalents
at the end of 2015, allowing the Company to continue to execute its development plans

· Key milestones in 2015 include positive top-line results from the first Phase III study with RHB-105 for H. pylori
infection and from the Phase I study with YELIVA(TM) for advanced solid tumors, as well as the first European
marketing approval for the acute migraine drug RIZAPORT(TM) in Germany

· Selected 2016 potential milestones include interim analysis of the RHB-104 Phase III study for Crohn's disease,
top-line results from the Phase III study with BEKINDA(TM) for gastroenteritis, interim top-line results from the
Phase IIa proof-of-concept study with RHB-104 for multiple sclerosis expected in the coming weeks and the initiation
of a confirmatory Phase III study with RHB-105 for H. pylori infection

TEL-AVIV, Israel, March 1, 2016 RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: RDHL) ("RedHill" or the "Company"), a
biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on the development and commercialization of late clinical-stage,
proprietary, orally-administered, small molecule drugs for inflammatory and gastrointestinal diseases, including cancer,
today reported its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Financial highlights for the year ended December 31, 2015 and for the fourth quarter of 2015

Revenues for the fourth quarter and for the year ended December 31, 2015 were immaterial, compared to $7 million for the
year ended December 31, 2014. The revenues in 2014 were mainly generated from an upfront payment of $7 million received
from Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Salix") for the out-licensing of RedHill's RHB-106 encapsulated bowel preparation and
related rights.

Cost of Revenues for the fourth quarter and for the year ended December 31, 2015 were immaterial compared to $1 million
in Cost of Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2014. The Cost of Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2014
resulted primarily from a payment made to Giaconda Limited under a 2010 Asset Purchase Agreement, triggered by the
payment received from Salix as part of the out-licensing transaction described above.

Research and Development Expenses for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 were approximately $5 million, an increase of
approximately 35% compared to $3.7 million in the comparable quarter of 2014. Research and Development Expenses for the
year ended December 31, 2015 were approximately $17.8 million, an increase of approximately 40%, compared to $12.7
million for the year ended December 31, 2014. The increase in both periods resulted primarily from clinical trial costs
of approximately $13.6 million, related mainly to the ongoing Phase III clinical studies with RHB-104 (Crohn's disease)
and BEKINDA(TM) (gastroenteritis).

General and Administrative Expenses for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 were approximately $1.7 million compared to
$1.1 million in the comparable quarter of 2014. The increase was mainly due to an increase in professional services due
to one-time business development expenses. General and Administrative Expenses for the year ended December 31, 2015 were
approximately $4.1 million compared to $4 million for the year ended December 31, 2014.

Operating Loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $6.8 million, compared to $4.8 million in the comparable
quarter of 2014. The increase was mainly due to an increase in Research and Development Expenses and in General and
Administrative Expenses. Operating Loss for the year ended December 31, 2015 was approximately $22 million compared to
$10.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2014. The increase was mainly due to an increase in Research and
Development Expenses during 2015 and to revenues from the Salix licensing transaction in 2014.

Financial Income, net for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $0.2 million, compared to $0.5 million in Financial
Expenses, net in the comparable quarter of 2014. The difference was mainly due to a change in the fair value of
derivative financial instruments. Financial Income, net for the year ended December 31, 2015 were approximately $0.9
million, compared to Financial Expenses, net of approximately $0.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2014. The
Financial Income, net in 2015 mainly derived from a fair value gain on derivative financial instruments while the
Financial Expenses, net in 2014 were mainly derived from changes in exchange rates.

Net Cash Used in Operating Activities for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $6 million, compared to $5.9 million
in the comparable quarter of 2014. Net Cash Used in Operating Activities for the year ended December 31, 2015 was
approximately $17.8 million, an increase of $5.6 million, or approximately 46%, compared to $12.2 million for the year
ended December 31, 2014. The increase resulted from an increase in operating loss, an increase in advanced payments to
suppliers and a decrease in accounts payable, both mainly related to research and development activities.

Net Cash Used in Investment Activities for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $20.1 million, compared to $0.1
million in the comparable quarter of 2014. The increase was mainly due to investment in bank deposits. Net Cash Used in
Investment Activities for the year ended December 31, 2015 was approximately $21.2 million, compared to $17.9 million
for the year ended December 31, 2014. The increase was mainly due to investment in bank deposits, in addition to a
payment with respect to the YELIVA(TM) licensing agreement.

Cash Provided by Financing Activities for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 and the comparable quarter of 2014 were
immaterial. Cash Provided by Financing Activities for the year ended December 31, 2015 was approximately $54.8 million,
compared to $24.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2014. The increase resulted primarily from the two public
offerings in February and July 2015 in the U.S. for a total net amount of $54.7 million.

Cash Balance as of December 31, 2015 was approximately $58.4 million, an increase of $35.5 million, compared to $22.9
million as of December 31, 2014 and a decrease of $5.8 million, compared to $64.2 million as of September 30, 2015.

Ori Shilo, Deputy CEO, Finance and Operations said: "We are very pleased with our financial and operational results for
2015 and are excited for the many potential milestones in 2016. RedHill maintains a strong cash position of
approximately $58 million at the end of 2015. Our current cash position allows us to continue to diligently execute our
development plans, including interim analysis in the ongoing Phase III study with RHB-104 for Crohn's disease,
initiation of the confirmatory Phase III study with RHB-105 for H. pylori infection, top-line results from the ongoing
Phase III study with BEKINDA(TM) for gastroenteritis and interim top-line results from the Phase IIa proof-of-concept
study with RHB-104 for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, expected in the coming weeks. We believe that RedHill is
well-positioned to execute its strategic plans, including the establishment of commercial operations activity in the
U.S., and continue to achieve major milestones in 2016."

Conference Call and Webcast Information:

The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 9:00 am EST to review the financial results
and business highlights.

To participate in the conference call, please dial the following numbers five to ten minutes prior to the start of the
call: United States: +1-646-254-3388; international: +1-877-280-2342; and Israel: +972-3-763-0146. The access code for
the call is 9515243.

The conference call will be broadcasted simultaneously and available for replay on the Company's website,
http://ir.redhillbio.com/events.cfm, for 30 days. Please access the Company's website at least 15 minutes ahead of the
conference to register, download, and install any necessary audio software.

Selected operational highlights for the year ended December 31, 2015:

RHB-105 - H. pylori bacterial infection (Phase III)

In June 2015, the Company received positive top-line results from its first Phase III study with RHB-105 for the
treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacterial infection (the ERADICATE Hp study). The study demonstrated 89.4%
efficacy in eradicating H. pylori infection with RHB-105 and successfully met its primary endpoint of superiority over
historical standard-of-care (SoC) efficacy levels of 70%, with high statistical significance (p<0.001). No serious
adverse events related to the therapeutic candidate were noted in the study. The Company announced additional supportive
data from the study in September 2015. Results from the subsequent open-label treatment of patients in the placebo arm
with SoC therapy for persistent H. pylori infection demonstrated a 63% eradication rate with SoC. These results further
support the potential superior efficacy of RHB-105 over SoC and validate the use of the historical SoC efficacy
threshold of 70% implemented in the Phase III study as the control for the study's primary endpoint.

RedHill also announced in April 2015 that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) had issued a Notice of
Allowance for a new U.S. patent covering the RHB-105 formulation, which is expected to be valid until at least 2034.

A meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is scheduled in early April 2016 to discuss the planned
confirmatory Phase III study with RHB-105 for the treatment of H. pylori infection.



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RHB-104 - Crohn's disease (Phase III) and multiple sclerosis (Phase IIa)

The MAP US first Phase III study with RHB-104 for Crohn's disease is currently ongoing in the U.S. and additional
countries, with interim analysis of the study expected in the second half of 2016, after half of the 270 patients
expected to be enrolled in the study will have completed 26 weeks of treatment.

RedHill further announced, in June 2015, that the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) had
accepted RedHill's Clinical Trial Application (CTA) to initiate a second Phase III study with RHB-104 for Crohn's
disease (the MAP EU study). The MAP EU study is planned to commence in a select number of European countries, and, once
initiated, will run in parallel with the currently ongoing MAP US first Phase III study.

In February 2016 the Company announced that it had received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for a fifth U.S. patent
covering RHB-104. Two additional notices of allowance for patents covering RHB-104 were announced in July 2015. All
three patents are expected to be valid through 2029.

In November 2015 the Company announced that it had completed the last dosing and scheduled follow-up patient visit ahead
of interim top-line interim analysis in the Phase IIa proof-of-concept clinical study evaluating RHB-104 in patients
treated for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). The open label Phase IIa study (the CEASE-MS study) was
designed to assess the efficacy and safety of RHB-104 as an add-on therapy to interferon beta-1a. Top-line interim
results are expected in the coming weeks.

In January 2015, the Company announced that it had concluded, together with Quest Diagnostics (Q Squared Solutions LLC),
a pre-submission meeting with the FDA regarding the development path of a commercial companion diagnostic test for the
detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) in Crohn's disease patients. RedHill and Quest
Diagnostics (Q Squared Solutions LLC) continue to make progress with the development of the companion diagnostic MAP
test.

BEKINDA(TM) (RHB-102) - Acute gastroenteritis and gastritis (Phase III); diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS-D) (Phase II); oncology support (PK program)

In October 2015, the Company announced that, following a meeting with the FDA regarding the development path for
BEKINDA(TM) 24 mg, the Company believes that, subject to achieving highly significant positive results, the expanded
Phase III study for gastroenteritis and gastritis may be sufficient as a single study to support the filing of a
marketing application for BEKINDA(TM) 24 mg for this indication in both the U.S. and Europe. Top-line results from the
Phase III study are expected in the second half of 2016.

In February 2016, the Company announced the successful completion of a first-in-man pharmacokinetic (PK) study with
BEKINDA(TM) 12 mg formulation, intended to be administered in the planned Phase II study for the treatment of
diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). RedHill submitted to the FDA the Investigational New Drug (IND)
protocol for the Phase II clinical study with BEKINDA(TM) 12 mg for IBS-D, planned to be initiated in the coming weeks,
subject to final preparations. The randomized, double-blind, 2-arm parallel group Phase II clinical study is designed to
evaluate the safety and efficacy of BEKINDA(TM) 12 mg in patients suffering from IBS-D. The study will be conducted in
up to 12 clinical sites in the U.S. and is expected to enroll 120 patients.

Following a meeting with the FDA, the Company also announced, in October 2015, that additional clinical data is required
to support a U.S. New Drug Application (NDA) with BEKINDA(TM) for oncology support indications under the 505(b)(2)
regulatory path. Further development for oncology support indications will be decided as data from the ongoing and
planned efficacy studies of BEKINDA(TM) for gastroenteritis and IBS-D becomes available, as well as additional
regulatory feedback from European authorities.

YELIVA(TM) (ABC294640) - Multiple oncology, inflammatory and gastrointestinal indications (Phase I/II)

In March 2015, the Company and Apogee Biotechnology Corporation ("Apogee"), a privately-held biotech company located in
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, U.S., entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement under which RedHill acquired the
rights to the Phase II therapeutic candidate YELIVA(TM) (ABC294640) and additional intellectual property rights.
YELIVA(TM) is a proprietary, first-in-class, orally-administered sphingosine kinase-2 (SK2) inhibitor, with
anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities, targeting multiple oncology and inflammatory-GI diseases. Under the terms
of the agreement, RedHill acquired the exclusive worldwide development and commercialization rights to YELIVA(TM) and
additional intellectual property for all indications.

In June 2015 the Company announced the initiation of a Phase I/II clinical study in the U.S. to evaluate YELIVA(TM) in
patients with refractory/relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The study is funded primarily by a grant
awarded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) STTR program awarded to Apogee.

A Phase I/II study with YELIVA(TM) for the treatment of refractory or relapsed multiple myeloma is planned to be
initiated during the second quarter of 2016. The study will be conducted at Duke University Medical Center. The study is
supported by a $2 million grant from the NCI Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) awarded to Apogee in
conjunction with Duke University, with additional support from RedHill.

A third Phase II study is planned to evaluate YELIVA(TM) as a radioprotectant to prevent mucositis in cancer patients
undergoing therapeutic radiotherapy.

In October 2015 the Company announced positive top-line results from the Phase I study with YELIVA(TM) in patients with
advanced solid cancers. The study successfully met its primary and secondary endpoints, providing key information about
the drug's safety, toxicities, pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD), supporting the ongoing and planned Phase
II studies with YELIVA(TM).

RP101 - pancreatic and other gastrointestinal cancers

In July 2015 the Company elected to extend its August 2014 exclusive option agreement with RESprotect GmbH for the
acquisition of the Phase II-stage oncology drug candidate, RP101. In February 2016 the Company announced that it had
entered into a research collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI), for the
evaluation of RP101. As part of the collaboration, Fraunhofer IZI is conducting real-time monitoring of tumor
engraftment, tumoricidal efficacy and response to treatment with RP101 in combination with SoC chemotherapies. Results
from the studies are expected during the first half of 2016. The preclinical program is intended to support the existing
Phase I and Phase II clinical data for RP101 and to assess the drug's clinical development path.

RIZAPORT(TM) (RHB-103) - Acute migraines

In November 2015, the Company, together with IntelGenx Corp. ("IntelGenx"), announced that the Federal Institute for
Drugs and Medical Devices of Germany (BfArM) granted marketing authorization of RIZAPORT(TM) (RHB-103) 5 mg and 10 mg,
an oral thin film formulation of rizatriptan benzoate for the treatment of acute migraines. The national approval of
RIZAPORT(TM) in Germany was granted under the European Decentralized Procedure (DCP), in which Germany served as the
Reference Member State. This authorization is the first national marketing approval of RIZAPORT(TM). In February 2016
the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a Notice of Allowance for a new patent covering
RIZAPORT(TM), which is expected, once granted, to be valid until 2034. RedHill and IntelGenx continue to work together
to secure commercialization partners for RIZAPORT(TM) to obtain national phase approvals in other European DCP
territories as well as FDA marketing approval in the U.S.

Financial Highlights

In July 2015, the Company closed an underwritten public offering for a total of 2,739,143 American Depository Shares
("ADSs"), each representing 10 of its ordinary shares, at an offering price of $16.25 per ADS. Gross proceeds from the
public offering were approximately $44.5 million, before underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering
expenses. Investors in the offering included Broadfin Capital LLC, Visium Asset Management, Special Situations Funds,
funds managed by Sabby Management LLC, Longwood Capital Partners LLC, Menora Mivtachim and others. Nomura and Roth
Capital Partners acted as joint book-running managers. MLV & Co. and H.C. Wainwright & Co. acted as co-managers for the
offering.

On February 13, 2015, the Company closed an underwritten public offering for a total of 1,150,000 ADSs at an offering
price of $12.50 per ADS. Gross proceeds from the public offering were approximately $14.4 million, before underwriting
discounts and commissions and other offering expenses. Investors in the offering included Broadfin Capital LLC, OrbiMed,
Sabby Capital, LLC, Rosalind Advisors, Inc. and others. Wells Fargo Securities acted as lead book-running manager and
Roth Capital Partners acted as joint book-running manager. MLV & Co acted as co-manager of the offering.

About RedHill Biopharma Ltd.:
RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: RDHL) is an emerging biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Israel, primarily
focused on the development and commercialization of late clinical-stage, proprietary, orally-administered, small
molecule drugs for the treatment of inflammatory and gastrointestinal diseases, including cancer. RedHill's current
pipeline of proprietary products includes: (i) RHB-105 - an oral combination therapy for the treatment of Helicobacter
pylori infection with successful top-line results from a first Phase III study; (ii) RHB-104 - an oral combination


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therapy for the treatment of Crohn's disease with an ongoing first Phase III study; (iii) BEKINDA(TM) (RHB-102) - a
once-daily oral pill formulation of ondansetron with an ongoing Phase III study in the U.S. for acute gastroenteritis
and gastritis; (iv) RHB-106 - an encapsulated bowel preparation licensed to Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.; (v) YELIVA(TM)
(ABC294640) - an orally-administered first-in-class SK2 selective inhibitor targeting multiple oncology, inflammatory
and gastrointestinal indications with a Phase I/II study initiated for refractory/relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
(DLBCL); (vi) MESUPRON(R) - a Phase II-stage first-in-class uPA inhibitor, administered by oral capsule, targeting
gastrointestinal and other solid tumors; (vii) RP101 - currently subject to an option-to-acquire by RedHill, RP101 is a
Phase II-stage first-in-class Hsp27 inhibitor, administered by oral tablet, targeting pancreatic and other
gastrointestinal cancers; (viii) RIZAPORT(TM) (RHB-103) - an oral thin film formulation of rizatriptan for acute
migraines, with a U.S. NDA currently under discussion with the FDA and marketing authorization received in Germany in
October 2015; and (ix) RHB-101 - a once-daily oral pill formulation of the cardio drug carvedilol.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. Such statements may be preceded by the words "intends," "may," "will," "plans," "expects," "anticipates,"
"projects," "predicts," "estimates," "aims," "believes," "hopes," "potential" or similar words. Forward-looking
statements are based on certain assumptions and are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many
of which are beyond the Company's control, and cannot be predicted or quantified and consequently, actual results may
differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties
include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with (i) the initiation, timing, progress and results of
the Company's research, manufacturing, preclinical studies, clinical trials, and other therapeutic candidate development
efforts; (ii) the Company's ability to advance its therapeutic candidates into clinical trials or to successfully
complete its preclinical studies or clinical trials; (iii) the extent and number of additional studies that the Company
may be required to conduct and the Company's receipt of regulatory approvals for its therapeutic candidates, and the
timing of other regulatory filings, approvals and feedback; (iv) the manufacturing, clinical development,
commercialization, and market acceptance of the Company's therapeutic candidates; (v) the Company's ability to establish
and maintain corporate collaborations; (vi) the interpretation of the properties and characteristics of the Company's
therapeutic candidates and of the results obtained with its therapeutic candidates in research, preclinical studies or
clinical trials; (vii) the implementation of the Company's business model, strategic plans for its business and
therapeutic candidates; (viii) the scope of protection the Company is able to establish and maintain for intellectual
property rights covering its therapeutic candidates and its ability to operate its business without infringing the
intellectual property rights of others; (ix) parties from whom the Company licenses its intellectual property defaulting
in their obligations to the Company; (x) estimates of the Company's expenses, future revenues capital requirements and
the Company's needs for additional financing; (xi) competitive companies and technologies within the Company's industry;
and (xii) the impact of the political and security situation in Israel on the Company's business. More detailed
information about the Company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set
forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Company's Annual Report
on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on February 26, 2015. All forward-looking statements included in this Press Release are
made only as of the date of this Press Release. We assume no obligation to update any written or oral forward-looking
statement unless required by law.

Company contact: IR contact (U.S.):
Adi Frish Marcy Nanus
Senior VP Business Development & Senior Vice President
Licensing The Trout Group
RedHill Biopharma +1-646-378-2927
+972-54-6543-112 Mnanus@troutgroup.com
adi@redhillbio.com

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