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Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 20, 2017, – Kiadis Pharma N.V. (“Kiadis Pharma” or the
“Company”) (Euronext Amsterdam and Brussels: KDS),
a clinical stage biopharmaceutical
company developing innovative T-cell immunotherapy treatments for blood cancers and
inherited blood disorders, today announces the appointment of Jan Feijen as Chief Operations
Officer (COO) effective from April 1, 2017.

Jan Feijen brings significant professional management skills and extensive experience in
manufacturing, operations and project management to Kiadis Pharma. He is a seasoned
leader who, most recently, was Vice President Manufacturing and Technical Operations,
Platform Lead Vaccines and Advanced Therapies at Janssen (Pharmaceutical Companies of
Johnson & Johnson). Prior to that he held various executive and project lead positions at
Crucell, Avebe and Gist Brocades. Jan has built and run many clinical and commercial
manufacturing facilities and operations across multiple sites in Europe, the US and Asia. In his
role as COO at Kiadis Pharma, Jan will be responsible for manufacturing, supply chain, QA and
project management.

Arthur Lahr, CEO designate of Kiadis Pharma, said: “We are very pleased that an industry
leader like Jan has accepted this opportunity to join Kiadis Pharma. His vast experience in
pharma production precedes him, and his experience in running complex, just-in-time
logistics will be of great value in scaling up our patient specific supply chain. I have known Jan
for many years and he is one of those few people that can thrive in both large and small
organizations. I am confident that Jan will ensure the smooth running of our Phase III
operations and will successfully set up and run our commercial supply chain.”

Commenting on his appointment Jan Feijen said: “I am very pleased to be joining Kiadis
Pharma at this important time in its development. With the Company’s pivotal Phase III trial
with ATIR101™ now underway, it is vital that the necessary steps are taken to ensure
everything continues to run smoothly and that we have all logistics in hand ready to roll out
commercially in the future.”

About ATIR101™
For patients suffering from blood cancers, an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell
transplantation (HSCT) is generally regarded as the most effective curative approach. During
an HSCT treatment, the bone marrow, harboring the diseased cancer cells, is completely
destroyed and subsequently replaced by stem cells in the graft from a healthy donor. After
an HSCT treatment it usually takes the patient at least six to twelve months to recover to
near-normal blood cell levels and immune cell functions. During this period, the patient is
highly vulnerable to infections caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi but also to disease

ATIR101™ (Allodepleted T-cell ImmunotheRapeutics) provides for a safe donor lymphocyte
infusion (DLI) from a partially matched (haploidentical) family member without the risk of
causing severe Graft-versus-Host-Disease (GVHD). The T-cells in ATIR101™ will help fight
infections and remaining tumor cells and thereby bridge the time until the immune system
has fully re-grown from stem cells in the transplanted graft.

In ATIR101™, T-cells that would cause GVHD are eliminated from the donor lymphocytes
using Kiadis Pharma’s photodepletion technology, minimizing the risk of GVHD and
eliminating the need for prophylactic immune-suppression. At the same time, ATIR101™
contains potential cancer killing T-cells from the donor that could eliminate residual cancer
cells and help prevent relapse of the disease, known as the Graft-versus-Leukemia (GVL)

ATIR101™, administered as an adjunctive immuno-therapeutic on top of HSCT, provides the
patient with functional, mature immune cells from a partially matched family donor that can
fight infections and tumor cells but that do not cause GVHD. ATIR101™ thus has the
potential to make curative HSCT a viable option to many more patients.

The Company estimates that approximately 35% of patients who are eligible and in urgent
need of HSCT will not find a matching donor in time. A partially matched (haploidentical)
family donor, however, will be available to over 95% of patients.

ATIR101™, consisting of donor T-cells that fight infections and residual tumor cells while not
eliciting severe GVHD, is designed to result in low relapse rates and low rates of death due to
infections, in the absence of severe acute GVHD.

About Kiadis Pharma
Kiadis Pharma is focused on cell-based immunotherapy products for the treatment of blood
cancers and inherited blood disorders. The Company’s products have the potential to address
the risks and limitations connected with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
(HSCT), namely Graft-versus-Host-Disease (GVHD), cancer relapse, opportunistic infections
and limited matched donor availability. The Company believes that HSCT could become a first-choice
treatment for blood cancers, inherited blood disorders and possibly autoimmune
diseases and solid organ transplantations.

On December 5, 2016 at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH),
the Company reported positive Phase II results with its lead product ATIR101™ in patients
with blood cancer. The data showed that ATIR101™ significantly reduced Transplant Related
Mortality and significantly improved Overall Survival. In addition, ATIR101™ did not elicit
grade III-IV GVHD in any patient. Based on these positive results, a Phase III clinical trial has
been initiated. ATIR101™ has been granted Orphan Drug Designations both in the US and

The Company’s second product candidate, ATIR201™, addresses inherited blood disorders
with an initial focus on thalassemia, a disease which results in destruction of red blood cells
in patients. ATIR201™ Phase I/II clinical development has been initiated recently.

Kiadis Pharma, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, was granted an Advanced Therapy
Medicinal Product (ATMP) certificate for manufacturing quality and non-clinical data by the
European Medicines Agency (EMA). The Company’s shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam
and Euronext Brussels.

Company Contact:
Manfred Rüdiger, CEO
Kiadis Pharma
Entrada 231-234
1114 AA Amsterdam-Duivendrecht
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 20 314 02 50

International Media and Investor Contact:
Mary-Jane Elliott, Lindsey Neville, Hendrik Thys
Consilium Strategic Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 203 709 5708

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