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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Assembly Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASMB), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative therapeutics targeting hepatitis B virus (HBV) and diseases associated with the microbiome, today announced grants of stock options to two new employees to purchase an aggregate of 31,520 shares of the Company’s common stock with an exercise price of $17.29 per share, the closing price of Assembly’s common stock on October 1, 2020. The stock options were granted as material inducements to the new employees to accept the Company’s offers of employment.