PDI, Inc. Enters into Collaboration Agreement to Commercialize Molecular Diagnostic Tests

   PDI, Inc. Enters into Collaboration Agreement to Commercialize Molecular
                               Diagnostic Tests

PR Newswire

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 20, 2013

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --PDI, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDII) today
announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with a privately held
molecular diagnostics company (the Company) to commercialize the Company's
molecular diagnostic tests. The initial test to be commercialized is fully
developed. For competitive reasons, the name of the company and the specific
focus area of the initial test to be commercialized are not being disclosed at
this time.

Under the terms of the collaboration agreement, PDI has paid the Company an
initial fee of $1.5 million and has received an option to purchase the
Company. The option price is dependent on the achievement of certain
milestones during the collaboration period (the period up to the exercise of
the purchase option or termination of the collaboration agreement) and could
be up to $6 million if all milestones are achieved at their maximum levels.
PDI can terminate the collaboration agreement if all milestones are not
achieved within one year and would receive a $1 million termination fee from
the Company. If all milestones are achieved within one year and PDI has not
exercised its option, the Company can require PDI to exercise the option to
purchase the Company or terminate the collaboration agreement and pay PDI a
termination fee of approximately $2 million. If PDI purchases the Company, in
addition to the option price based on the achievement of milestones, beginning
in 2015, PDI would pay a royalty of 7% on annual net revenue up to $50 million
with escalating royalty percentages for higher annual net revenue capped at
11% for annual net revenue in excess of $100 million.

During the collaboration period the Company and PDI will partner to pilot
various sales and marketing programs and build additional supportive sales and
marketing materials while working together to achieve the contract milestones
which are focused on launching the test on a broad basis in the most
impactful, profitable and cost effective manner.

"As we have previously stated, we have been pursuing commercialization
opportunities for products aimed at adding more predictable, higher growth,
higher margin businesses that can leverage the substantial full
commercialization capabilities of PDI," said Nancy Lurker, chief executive
officer of PDI, Inc. "Should we exercise our purchase option, this opportunity
could meet all of our criteria.

"For competitive reasons, at this time, we are not disclosing the name of our
collaboration partner or the area of focus of the initial test we plan to
launch. What we can say is that we believe the core technology of the test is
unique and sound, the value to the health care system is potentially
significant, the clinical value to patients is compelling, the accuracy of the
test is high and reimbursement from both private and public payors is expected
to be very attractive. There is a large market, a well-defined patient
population and a concentrated physician base servicing these patients which
should allow for a very efficient use of PDI's broad base of commercialization
capabilities.

"From a time line standpoint, we currently estimate that the collaboration
period will run through the first quarter of 2014 and by then we should be in
a position to determine if we would exercise our purchase option. If our
purchase option is exercised, we estimate that a full commercial launch could
occur sometime in the second quarter of 2014.

"In summary, we are very excited about this opportunity and what it could do
for PDI. While there is no guarantee that the important milestones that need
to be achieved before we commit to full commercialization will be met, we have
structured a collaboration that allows us to move forward in a meaningful way
with minimal financial risk," Ms. Lurker concluded.

PDI confirmed that it is not revising its 2013 full year revenue, gross profit
or operating expense forecasts as a result of this announcement.

About PDI, Inc.
PDI is a leading health care commercialization company providing superior
insight-driven, integrated multi-channel message delivery to established and
emerging health care companies. The company is dedicated to enhancing
engagement with health care practitioners and optimizing commercial
investments for its clients by providing strategic flexibility, full product
commercialization services, innovative multi-channel promotional solutions,
and sales and marketing expertise. For more information, please visit the
company's website at http://www.pdi-inc.com.

About the Company
The name of the name of the Company PDI has entered into a collaboration
agreement with is not being disclosed at this time for competitive reasons.
The Company, based in the United States, is the holder of two technology
licenses upon which they have developed molecular diagnostics tests. They are
also a party to a joint venture agreement with a CLIA approved lab. The
Company has no revenue at this time.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events
and financial performance. These statements are based on current expectations
and assumptions involving judgments about, among other things, future
economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all
of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which
are beyond PDI's control. These statements also involve known and unknown
risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause PDI's actual results to
be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking
statement. For example, with respect to statements regarding projections of
future revenues, growth and profitability, actual results may differ
materially from those set forth in this release based on the loss, early
termination or significant reduction of any of our existing service contracts,
the failure to meet performance goals in PDI's incentive-based arrangements
with customers, the inability to secure additional business or our inability
to develop more predictable, higher margin business through in-licensing or
other means. Additionally, all forward-looking statements are subject to the
risk factors detailed from time to time in PDI's periodic filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, PDI's
subsequently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31,
2012 and current reports on Forms 10-Q and Forms 8-K. Because of these and
other risks, uncertainties and assumptions, undue reliance should not be
placed on these forward-looking statements. In addition, these statements
speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as may be required
by law, PDI undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any
forward-looking statements for any reason.

SOURCE PDI, Inc.

Website: http://www.pdi-inc.com
Contact: Melody Carey, Rx Communications Group, LLC, (917) 322-2571,
mcarey@rxir.com
 
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