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Aldeyra Therapeutics Announces Promotion of Stephen G. Machatha, Ph.D. to Position of Senior Vice President of Technical Operations

LEXINGTON, Mass., Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALDX) (Aldeyra), a biotechnology company devoted to inventing, developing and commercializing next-generation medicines to improve the lives of patients with immune-mediated diseases, today announced that Stephen G. Machatha, Ph.D. has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, Technical Operations, effective immediately. In his new role, Dr. Machatha will lead Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control activities, and develop Aldeyra's commercial supply infrastructure.

"Aldeyra continues to expand the functional areas necessary to advance our late-stage pipeline and prepare for commercialization," commented Todd C. Brady, M.D., Ph.D.  "Stephen's experience managing pharmaceutical supply and logistics across a number of development and commercial programs will be critical to Aldeyra's mission of providing novel therapeutic options to patients with unmet medical need."

Dr. Machatha joined Aldeyra in 2016 as Vice President of Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls. He has more than 15 years of experience in strategic, technical, and operational leadership of process development, manufacturing, quality assurance, quality control, regulatory affairs, and commercial supply chain strategies. Prior to joining Aldeyra, Dr. Machatha was Director of Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls and Drug Product Development for Synageva Biopharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company acquired for $9.5 billion by Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Machatha led the Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls teams involved in the development and regulatory filing of KANUMA™ (sebelipase alfa). Prior to his work at Synageva, Dr. Machatha held scientific and product development roles of increasing responsibilities at Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Acquired by Merck & Co.) and CyDex Pharmaceuticals (Acquired by Ligand Pharmaceuticals). Dr. Machatha attended the University of Arizona, where he received a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, an M.A. in Organic Chemistry, and a B.Sc. in Chemistry.

About Aldeyra Therapeutics

Aldeyra Therapeutics is developing next-generation medicines to improve the lives of patients with immune-mediated diseases. Aldeyra's lead product candidate, reproxalap, is a first-in-class treatment in late-stage development for dry eye disease, allergic conjunctivitis, noninfectious anterior uveitis, and Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome. The company is also developing other product candidates for autoimmune disease, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease, retinal inflammation, metabolic disease, and cancer.  None of Aldeyra's product candidates have been approved for sale in the U.S. or elsewhere.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding Aldeyra's strategy, future operations, future, prospects, plans, and objectives and Aldeyra's plans and expectations for its product candidates, including plans to commercialize its late-stage clinical pipeline. Aldeyra intends such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as "may," "might," "will," "objective," "intend," "should," "could," "can," "would," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "project," "target," "design," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "aim," "plan" or the negative of these terms, and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations that involve risks, changes in circumstances, assumptions and uncertainties. Aldeyra is at an early stage of development and may not ever have any products that generate significant revenue. All of Aldeyra's development timelines may be subject to adjustment depending on recruitment rate, regulatory review, preclinical and clinical results, and other factors that could delay the initiation or completion of clinical trials. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in Aldeyra's forward-looking statements include, among others, the timing of enrollment, commencement and completion of Aldeyra's clinical trials, the timing and success of preclinical studies and clinical trials conducted by Aldeyra and its development partners; updated or refined data based on Aldeyra's continuing review and quality control analysis of clinical data, Aldeyra's ability to design clinical trials with protocols and endpoints acceptable to applicable regulatory authorities, the ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approval of Aldeyra's product candidates, and the labeling for any approved products; the scope, progress, expansion, and costs of developing and commercializing Aldeyra's product candidates; the size and growth of the potential markets and pricing for Aldeyra's product candidates and the ability to serve those markets; Aldeyra's expectations regarding Aldeyra's expenses and revenue, the sufficiency or use of Aldeyra's cash resources and needs for additional financing; the rate and degree of market acceptance of any of Aldeyra's product candidates; Aldeyra's expectations regarding competition; Aldeyra's anticipated growth strategies; Aldeyra's ability to attract or retain key personnel; Aldeyra's ability to establish and maintain development partnerships; Aldeyra's expectations regarding federal, state and foreign regulatory requirements; regulatory developments in the United States and foreign countries; Aldeyra's ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protection for its product candidates; the anticipated trends and challenges in Aldeyra's business and the market in which it operates; and other factors that are described in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of Aldeyra's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and Aldeyra's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, both of which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC) and available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.  Additional factors may be described in those sections of Aldeyra's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, expected to be filed with the SEC in the first quarter of 2019.

In addition to the risks described above and in Aldeyra's other filings with the SEC, other unknown or unpredictable factors also could affect Aldeyra's results. No forward-looking statements can be guaranteed and actual results may differ materially from such statements. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and Aldeyra undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release on account of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

Corporate Contact:
David McMullin
Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc.
Tel: 781-761-4904 ext. 218
dmcmullin@aldeyra.com

Investor Contact:
Chris Brinzey
Westwicke Partners
Tel: 339-970-2843
Chris.brinzey@westwicke.com

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