ProMIS Neurosciences Shareholders Approve Special Resolution
TORONTO and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ProMIS Neurosciences Inc. (TSX: PMN) (OTCQB: ARFXF) (the “Company”), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of antibody therapeutics targeting toxic oligomers implicated in the development of neurodegenerative diseases, is pleased to announce shareholders passed the share consolidation resolution at its special general meeting of shareholders (the “Special Meeting”) held on December 1, 2021.
With the successful passing of the share consolidation special resolution, the Board of Directors is now authorized, at any time on or before July 1, 2023, to consolidate the common shares of the Company within a range from a ratio of thirty pre-consolidation common shares to one post-consolidation common share up to a ratio of sixty pre-consolidation common shares for one post-consolidated common share.
A total of 205,435,000 shares voted in favour of the special resolution (88.02%) and 27,951,067 shares voted against the special resolution (11.98%). A total of 233,386,067 shares were represented at the Special Meeting, being approximately 54% of the Company’s issued and outstanding common shares, by persons present either in person or by proxy.
The Board plans to proceed with the share consolidation proximately to a listing of the Company’s shares on a stock exchange in the United States.
Eugene Williams, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, adds that “We are very pleased with the overwhelming support of our shareholders of the share consolidation resolution. The Board believes a listing on a stock exchange in the United States, in addition to potentially providing greater liquidity for our shareholders, would provide greater access to capital to help expedite the development of our potential therapies, including notably our lead program PMN310, and the process of obtaining clinical validation of such potential therapies.”
The authority granted to the Board to consolidate the shares is subject to final approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Notwithstanding approval of the resolution by shareholders, the Board retains the discretion to not proceed with the share consolidation. If the share consolation is implemented, there can be no assurances that a US listing will occur following such implementation. Further, no assurance can be given that the Company will meet the quantitative or qualitative requirements to list on a senior stock exchange in the United States.
About ProMIS Neurosciences
ProMIS Neurosciences, Inc. is a development stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing antibody therapeutics selectively targeting toxic oligomers implicated in the development and progression of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer’s disease (AD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). The Company’s proprietary target discovery engine is based on the use of two complementary techniques. The Company applies its thermodynamic, computational discovery platform—ProMIS™ and Collective Coordinates—to predict novel targets, known as Disease Specific Epitopes, on the molecular surface of misfolded proteins. Using this unique approach, the Company is developing novel antibody therapeutics for AD, ALS and PD. ProMIS is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ProMIS is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PMN, and on the OTCQB Venture Market under the symbol ARFXF.
For further information about ProMIS Neurosciences, please consult the Company’s website at: www.promisneurosciences.com.
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Released December 2, 2021