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Cancellation of remaining publicly held registered shares of Vifor Pharma AG

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AD HOC ANNOUNCEMENT PURSUANT TO ART. 53 LR

Vifor Pharma AG ("Vifor") announced today that the Commercial Court St. Gallen has cancelled (kraftlos erklärt) all remaining publicly held registered shares of Vifor with a nominal value of CHF 0.01 each (each a "Vifor Share"). The Commercial Court's decision has become legally effective (rechtskräftig) and is published in the Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce (Schweizerisches Handelsamtsblatt; SHAB) by the Commercial Court.

Vifor further announced today that SIX Exchange Regulation AG has determined the last trading day and the delisting date of the Vifor Shares at and from SIX Swiss Exchange as follows:

Last trading day: 22 December 2022

Delisting date: 23 December 2022

As a result of the cancellation of the remaining publicly held Vifor Shares, each holder of cancelled Vifor Shares is entitled to a compensation of USD 179.25 in cash per cancelled Vifor Share. The envisaged settlement date for payment of such compensation against delivery of the cancelled Vifor Shares is 28 December 2022.

About CSL Vifor

CSL Vifor is a global partner of choice for pharmaceuticals and innovative, leading therapies in iron deficiency, dialysis and nephrology & rare disease. We specialize in strategic global partnering, in-licensing and developing, manufacturing and marketing pharmaceutical products for precision healthcare, aiming to help patients around the world lead better, healthier lives. Headquartered in St. Gallen, Switzerland, CSL Vifor also includes the joint company Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (with Fresenius Medical Care).

The parent company, CSL (ASX:CSL; USOTC:CSLLY), headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, employs 30,000 people and delivers its lifesaving therapies to people in more than 100 countries. For more information about CSL Vifor visit, www.cslvifor.com.

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This announcement is not a financial product or investment advice, a recommendation to acquire or sell securities or accounting, legal or tax advice. It does not constitute an invitation or offer to apply for securities. It has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial or tax situation or needs of individuals. Before making an investment decision, prospective investors should consider the appropriateness of the information having regard to their own objectives, financial and tax situation and needs and seek legal and taxation advice appropriate for their jurisdiction. CSL and Vifor are not licensed to provide financial product advice in respect of an investment in securities.

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