*** Exercise Your Right to Vote *** Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on April 27, 2017. Meeting Information Meeting Type: Annual Meeting For holders as of: February 28, 2017 Date: April 27, 2017 Time: 11:00 AM PDT Location: The Offices of Goodwin Procter LLP Three Embarcadero Center San Francisco, CA 94111 ANTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. You are receiving this communication because you hold ANTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. shares in the company named above. ATTN: MAY LIU 25801 INDUSTRIAL BLVD. This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these SUITE B shares. This communication presents only an overview of HAYWARD, CA 94545 the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side). We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.
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Voting Items The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following: 1.Election of Class II Director Nominee: 01) Dr. Philip T. Sager The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. 2.To ratify the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2017. 3.To approve an amendment to the 2013 Stock Option and Incentive Plan to, among other things, increase the aggregate number of shares authorized for issuance under the plan by 4,000,000 shares. 4.To approve an amendment to the 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan to increase the maximum number of shares (i) authorized for issuance thereunder by 218,750 shares and (ii) automatically authorized for issuance pursuant to the evergreen from 31,250 to 250,000 shares. 5.To approve an amendment of the Company's Fifth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to effect a reverse stock split of our common stock, par value $0.001 per share, in the range of 1:5 to 1:8, with the exact ratio to be determined by the Board of Directors or a committee of the Board of Directors of the Company in its sole discretion. 6.To approve, under applicable NASDAQ Listing Rules, the issuance of 247,119 shares of our common stock upon conversions of the Series X Convertible Preferred Stock. NOTE: To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournments or postponements thereof.